Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-18-05, 05:38 AM   #1
Tomity
Rising sun on Keirin rider
Thread Starter
 
Tomity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tokyo Japan
Bikes: http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/tomity.htm http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/f/tomity.htm
Posts: 386
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Scenery of Japnese KEIRIN track

Hi!! KONNICHIWA Keirin fan
I introduce a peculiar machine that is the appearance with Keirin track of Japan.

< Frame load strength testing machine >

This is an inspection done the day before when Keirin race starts.
This machine examines whether the bicycle is fixed to the machine, it applies load to
the pedal(about 120kg), and the crack exists in the frame pipe.
This chance operates according to the oil pressure.

< Steel bar Correction machine >
This machine uses it to correct steel Keirin bar.
Width, reach, and the drop of bar can be accurately bent.
This machine is very expensive.

< Japanese Keirin style Bicycle maintenance stand >
This stand is used to maintain track bike.
It is used a lot in Keirin track of Japan.
When the chain is cleaned, it is convenient because the rear wheel can be turned.
When the chain is oiled, extra oil can be taken by placing toilet paper between the chain and doing.
It's Keirin style
The player who came from foreign countries has felt admiration.

Hereafter, I will show everyone the scenery of Keirin track.
Keirin rider
Tomity
Tomity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 06:12 AM   #2
rithem
Foward Leaning Attitude
 
rithem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: RHODE-MF-ISLAND
Bikes:
Posts: 851
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cool. Thanks for sharing the pictures and the info. That stand rocks.

Jrowedc ... thats one of your bikes brothers.
rithem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 07:28 AM   #3
absntr
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
 
absntr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 3,482
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice, Tomity.

あなたに感謝しなさい
absntr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 07:30 AM   #4
chimblysweep
dc pirate, 4evah.
 
chimblysweep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: seattle
Bikes: several. blue. fun.
Posts: 3,193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks so much Tomity! I hope i can come visit soon...
chimblysweep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 08:10 AM   #5
Fugazi Dave
Beausage is Beautiful
 
Fugazi Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Bikes: 2006 Langster, which I actually like.
Posts: 5,457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tomity - thanks for posting this! Very interesting. Every time I see anything new Keirin-related, I can't wait to make my way to Japan for it!
__________________
photo otaku | flickr | davidrmunson
Fugazi Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 08:21 AM   #6
Matthew A Brown
this bike is an aqueduct
 
Matthew A Brown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Gainesville, FL
Bikes: Villin custom touring, Medici Pro Pista, KHS Alite1000, Windsor fixed commuter
Posts: 1,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a total mancrush on Tomity.
__________________
Villin custom touring | Raleigh XXIX | Medici Pro Pista | 1978 Schwinn Stingray
Matthew A Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 08:21 AM   #7
absntr
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
 
absntr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 3,482
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
Tomity - thanks for posting this! Very interesting. Every time I see anything new Keirin-related, I can't wait to make my way to Japan for it!
You know what I find interesting Dave? That you love Keirin stuff but you love all things modern from a frame aspect - carbon, alumimium, etc. Not calling you out or anything, just an interesting observation.
absntr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 08:50 AM   #8
Ceya
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 3,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Konichiwa, Arigato Tomity san !

Ce Ya soon!

S/F<
CEYA!
Ceya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 08:57 AM   #9
mattface
Senior Member
 
mattface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Montpeculiar, VT
Bikes: Soma Rush, Fuji Cross, Raleigh Technium Mtn Bike, Ross 10 speed with Shimano 600.
Posts: 3,951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by absntr
You know what I find interesting Dave? That you love Keirin stuff but you love all things modern from a frame aspect - carbon, alumimium, etc. Not calling you out or anything, just an interesting observation.
I love Aluminum, carbon, let's not forget titanium! I love modern frames and high tech materials, but I don't necessarily love them MORE than classic Chromo brased/lugged frames. I love em all. Perhaps Dave has the same affliction?
mattface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 09:09 AM   #10
absntr
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
 
absntr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 3,482
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattface
I love Aluminum, carbon, let's not forget titanium! I love modern frames and high tech materials, but I don't necessarily love them MORE than classic Chromo brased/lugged frames. I love em all. Perhaps Dave has the same affliction?
Maybe... though as long as I've known Dave, I don't think I've ever seen him or ridden with him having a lugged frame.

Dave - I'll bug ya again when you come down in November.

I'm not too curious about an aluminium frame or carbon so much as I've ridden both but I am curious about how a ti frame rides.
absntr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 09:59 AM   #11
Ceya
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 3,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I want that stand and handlebar machine.

S/F,
CEYA!
Ceya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 10:04 AM   #12
mattface
Senior Member
 
mattface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Montpeculiar, VT
Bikes: Soma Rush, Fuji Cross, Raleigh Technium Mtn Bike, Ross 10 speed with Shimano 600.
Posts: 3,951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah, those are cool. I could MAKE that stand, but I think I might modify it slightly so it would work with flat bars as well as drops.
mattface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 10:52 AM   #13
wangster
MADE IN TAIWAN
 
wangster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SF
Bikes: Tarmac, Humble, Makino, Schwinn
Posts: 2,438
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
does each team/company/sponser have one? or is it for each track and riders take turn... thanks again tomity for the insight into your world.
wangster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 10:58 AM   #14
Ceya
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 3,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
tis is done at the track, medical is 3 days or a week before.if I remember correctly.

S/F<
CEYA!
Ceya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 01:55 PM   #15
Fugazi Dave
Beausage is Beautiful
 
Fugazi Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Bikes: 2006 Langster, which I actually like.
Posts: 5,457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by absntr
You know what I find interesting Dave? That you love Keirin stuff but you love all things modern from a frame aspect - carbon, alumimium, etc. Not calling you out or anything, just an interesting observation.
I know, I'm all over the place. My personal preferences do indeed run to AL and carbon, welds, aero, etc. That said, in general I still like steel, lugs, etc. What I'm not into at all are really ornate lugs with painted details and things like that. I like cleaner lines than that. You may remember the Marin road frame I rode before my Basso (it's the one I got hit on). It was steel (welded, not lugged), it felt great, I loved it.

As for Keirin, it's more the race format and competition that I dig (and everything around it) than the bikes themselves, though Keirin bikes are sexy, sexy machines. The bikes are also nice and clean, aesthetically-speaking.
__________________
photo otaku | flickr | davidrmunson
Fugazi Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 08:23 PM   #16
dustinlikewhat
Bow$$
 
dustinlikewhat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Bodymore, Murderland
Bikes: Surly Instigator '02, Schwinn Traveler fixed conversion, '02 Fuji Track
Posts: 2,013
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I wish that people in this country took track racing that serious.

quick side note, had dc won the olympics a few years back, the velodrome would have been built about 10 miles from my parents house. that makes me want to KILL!!!!
dustinlikewhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 10:32 PM   #17
Ceya
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 3,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dustinlikewhat
I wish that people in this country took track racing that serious.

quick side note, had dc won the olympics a few years back, the velodrome would have been built about 10 miles from my parents house. that makes me want to KILL!!!!

youre 100 years too late

S/F<
CEYA!
Ceya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-05, 03:36 AM   #18
Tomity
Rising sun on Keirin rider
Thread Starter
 
Tomity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tokyo Japan
Bikes: http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/tomity.htm http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/f/tomity.htm
Posts: 386
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walkercycles
Tomity, During this inspection process, is this the same process that is used to NJS certify a frame?

Thanks

DW
Hi!! DW
The check to recognize the frame of NJS officially is different from this work.
The destruction inspection of the frame will be done.
Tomity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-05, 03:41 AM   #19
Tomity
Rising sun on Keirin rider
Thread Starter
 
Tomity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tokyo Japan
Bikes: http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/tomity.htm http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/f/tomity.htm
Posts: 386
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by chimblysweep
thanks so much Tomity! I hope i can come visit soon...
Hi!! chimblysweep
I am waiting for that time to come.
Tomity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-05, 03:41 AM   #20
Tomity
Rising sun on Keirin rider
Thread Starter
 
Tomity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tokyo Japan
Bikes: http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/tomity.htm http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/f/tomity.htm
Posts: 386
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by chimblysweep
thanks so much Tomity! I hope i can come visit soon...
Hi!! chimblysweep
I am waiting for that time to come.
Tomity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-05, 03:46 AM   #21
Tomity
Rising sun on Keirin rider
Thread Starter
 
Tomity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tokyo Japan
Bikes: http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/tomity.htm http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/f/tomity.htm
Posts: 386
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
Tomity - thanks for posting this! Very interesting. Every time I see anything new Keirin-related, I can't wait to make my way to Japan for it!
Hi!! Fugazi Dave
I am looking forward to your coming to Japan to cover Keirin.

Tomity
Tomity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-05, 04:50 AM   #22
vrijheidshoek
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: chicago area
Bikes: just bought Litespeed solano
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by absntr
Maybe... though as long as I've known Dave, I don't think I've ever seen him or ridden with him having a lugged frame.

Dave - I'll bug ya again when you come down in November.

I'm not too curious about an aluminium frame or carbon so much as I've ridden both but I am curious about how a ti frame rides.
If you've never tried Ti frame, you should try it once and you'd be pleasantly surprised. I used to ride an aluminum frame before changing to my current Ti frame road bike. I will never go back to Al bike.

BTW, I don't mean to do nitpicking, but your Japanese phrase earlier is not exactly right. It literally means "thank youself." It should read "anatani kansha shimasu."
vrijheidshoek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-05, 07:46 AM   #23
turd
...leaving skid marks
 
turd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: NYC (chinatown, w.vill, morningside)
Bikes: fuji track se ('02) | independent fabrication crown jewel ('04)
Posts: 1,014
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thank you for the photos, tomity!

we need to have an appreciation day for all the great BF'ers across the land.. we have like 6 of them on this thread alone (tomity, ceya, absntr, dw, chimbly, fugazi) all great sources of information and good vibes.
turd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-05, 07:51 AM   #24
giantcfr1
Ha ha ha ha ha
 
giantcfr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gold Coast; Australia
Bikes: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2 Plus Carbon, 2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc, 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er Aldi Big Box (Polygon) 650b
Posts: 4,539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomity
Hi!! DW
The check to recognize the frame of NJS officially is different from this work.
The destruction inspection of the frame will be done.
Tomity San,
****surei desu ga
NJS wa nan desu ka
J S no Japan Standard desu ka
Domo arigato
Steve desu
(gomen nasai, watashi no nihongo "unchi ie" ne )
edit: this forum edited my first line. It wasn't a swear word. Instead I'll say "sumimasen"

Last edited by giantcfr1; 10-19-05 at 07:58 AM.
giantcfr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-05, 10:16 AM   #25
Tomity
Rising sun on Keirin rider
Thread Starter
 
Tomity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tokyo Japan
Bikes: http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/tomity.htm http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/f/tomity.htm
Posts: 386
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Tomity San,
****surei desu ga
NJS wa nan desu ka
J S no Japan Standard desu ka
Domo arigato
Steve desu
(gomen nasai, watashi no nihongo "unchi ie" ne )
edit: this forum edited my first line. It wasn't a swear word. Instead I'll say "sumimasen"

NJS is Nihon Jitensha Sinkokai
as Japan Bicycle Promotion Institute.

Only parts that adhere the mark of NJS can be used in Keirin race.
Tomity is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:12 AM.