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2021 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Old 11-23-21, 12:43 PM
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My Stratos, Panasonic and Nagasawa.
I'm curious about the front brake setup you have on the Nagasawa. It seems you would need both brake levers to apply pressure to the front brake? Is there a technical reason for doing this? I haven't come across this kind of setup before.
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I'm curious about the front brake setup you have on the Nagasawa. It seems you would need both brake levers to apply pressure to the front brake? Is there a technical reason for doing this? I haven't come across this kind of setup before.
The adapter I have used is from JTek engineering. It allows me to apply the front brake independently with left or right lever.
Im not running a rear brake so didnít want a redundant lever.
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The adapter I have used is from JTek engineering. It allows me to apply the front brake independently with left or right lever.
Im not running a rear brake so didn’t want a redundant lever.
And it looks like you use the same front caliper adapter on your Naga and Stratos too. Have the same on my own sw8 phiksie...




There is another poster here who has a few bikes made from NJS frames - I should remember who but unfortunately I ain't that sharp anymore. I s'pose he'll be along ...

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The Fairdale and Nagasawa are liiiiiit. Would ride.
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Appreciate the reply. As much as I like the all NJS look, we have to run brakes in the UK to comply with law so for me the full njs look is already compromised. I also ride long distances and the njs bars aren’t comfortable.
Im also running the front brake adapter on the Nagasawa but it’s not as visible because I spray painted it with black etch primer. Wasn’t sure wether it would work but pleased with the result.
The Stratos was my first njs frame and I just wanted a classic look with silver components, the Ofmega cranks came free in a bargain buy. Built the wheels up with Miche track hubs and Araya rims and it rides nice.
The Panasonic is a keirin custom build from the Panasonic Ordering System. It’s a training frame built for a keirin rider for road training, as the rules for brakes in Japan are the same as UK. Hubs are Mack built into Araya rims. It’s Tange 2 tubing so slightly more robust for the roads. It’s my go to for riding our potholed roads over here.
The Nagasawa is my dream frame. I appreciate some won’t like the build, but I wanted it to be different. The stem is a Mutant and couldn’t believe it when I found it on EBay for £50. The cranks are BLB Super Pista, pretty inexpensive as cranks go but look real good. Hubs are Harmony track from the Ukraine, I built them into H Plus Son shallow rims. Finished it three weeks ago and haven’t ridden it yet. It’s getting packed into a bike box and taken to Spain, where I’ll ride it in the sun until I’m too old too ride anymore.
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