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Old 05-17-05, 10:28 AM   #1
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Keirin Explained in peculiar English and charts

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I'm sure a bunch of you have seen this already, but for those of you who haven't, here's a link that'll bring you to a 20 page .pdf breaking down Keirin racing for you. It even includes in-depth analysis of where the proceeds go to and which governmental organizations control what. It gets a little tedious, but it's interesting (in that way that speaks to the bike-geek in all of us).

http://www.trackmania.de/pdf.keirin/keirin.e.pdf

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Old 05-17-05, 12:15 PM   #2
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well i've not seen it yet, so thank you.
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Old 05-17-05, 12:26 PM   #3
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must. get. to. japan.
somehow.
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Old 05-17-05, 12:56 PM   #4
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Nice. Tomita gave the original identical pamphlet last week when I was in Tokyo. Understand, when reading it, that it is essentially propaganda justifying the sport of Keirin (i.e., the gambling). He also gave me a much larger publication (like 25 pages) that is the Keirin racer's how-to manual. It covers everything from hub overhaul and hub-lacing to bike fit to how to land in a crash. It's an excellent resource. Unfortunately it is in Japanese. I know it has this stuff in it because of the helpful pictures.

The curator of the bicycle museum in Tokyo is a friend of Tomity's, and when we went there he gave me two VHS tapes covering the history of Keirin. I haven't watched these, but I expect they will also be kinda neat.
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Old 05-17-05, 01:27 PM   #5
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you know it must be good when my co. IT dept blocks it and
not pictures of dudes in their undies on track bikes.

thanks for posting something that actually has to do with biking

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