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Old 02-28-09, 06:05 AM   #1
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NJS parts?

I've been reading a bunch about keirin racing in Japan in the last couple weeks, and apparently the parts allowed in keirin racing are very strictly regulated. Just out of curiosity, I checked eBay, and the parts are suuuuper expensive! I guess I won't be building a keirin bike.

Does anyone have any NJS bikes/parts they can post pictures of?
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here's a thread I posted on singlespeed and fixed:njs pants cuff strap
about the one njs part I have, and have no use for other than the thread topic. As you can see, they are quite the ambassadors of their sport, wisely pointing out that I was unaware of a trend that I was unaware of.
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I've been reading a bunch about keirin racing in Japan in the last couple weeks, and apparently the parts allowed in keirin racing are very strictly regulated. Just out of curiosity, I checked eBay, and the parts are suuuuper expensive! I guess I won't be building a keirin bike.
Keirin racing is a very profitable business in Japan, and the intent of the NJS standards is to make the bicycles more or less consistent so that the races are more a test of the riders than the bicycles. It is not designation of high quality or technological prowess; just a recognition that the defined standard has been met.

That said, the NJS designation has become quite fashionable amongst the hipster crowd, driving the prices up, even though only a vanishingly small number of NJS equipped hipsters will ever participate in a keirin race.

N.B. Frame builder Dave Porter is behind an effort to bring professional keirin racing to New Mexico.
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I would be interested in seeing some vintage njs, plus old keirin pics. Tomity posted some old and new keirin race pics over on serotta forums, a very interesting and entertaining thread:
http://www.serotta.com/forum/showthread.php?t=49737


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I think the word is puerile, from top to bottom.
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I think the word is puerile, from top to bottom.
alright, i bit:

"Puerile

Pu"er*ile\, a. [L. puerilis, fr. puer a child, a boy: cf. F. pu['e]ril.] Boyish; childish; trifling; silly.

The French have been notorious through generations for their puerile affectation of Roman forms, models, and historic precedents. --De Quincey.

Syn: Youthful; boyish; juvenile; childish; trifling; weak. See Youthful.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc."

I had to put this in because of the French reference
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here's a thread I posted on singlespeed and fixed:njs pants cuff strap
about the one njs part I have, and have no use for other than the thread topic. As you can see, they are quite the ambassadors of their sport, wisely pointing out that I was unaware of a trend that I was unaware of.
Neat! Good thread, but the replies make me want to feed those kids bleach.
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I got a little laugh out of the strap thing, but a lot of the posters in SSFG are severely mentally handicapped
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