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Old 03-26-08, 04:11 PM   #1
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Accidentally NJS?

I always subconciously snicker when i hear about someone's new NJS build, mainly taking the stance that restricting builds based on era/region/racing class/etc is sortof a corny idea in a "not that it's any of my business or anything" kinda way.

Today, however, i realized that i've accidentally built a bike with an almost entirely njs drivetrain:
rx-1
suntour superbe pro track
sugino zen
izumi super toughness
eai superstar

I didn't plan it that way, and never would've guessed i've been riding on so much overhyped japanese componentry for this long. Not sure how i never connected the parts.

Anyone else accidentally running an njs (partial) group?
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Old 03-26-08, 04:14 PM   #2
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Your cranks and cog aren't NJS as far as I know.

The only NJS **** I rock is a Kashima 5gold and my 75s.
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My mountain bike has an njs hub. It seems to work okay for ancient technology.
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Old 03-26-08, 04:30 PM   #4
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Your cranks and cog aren't NJS as far as I know.

The only NJS **** I rock is a Kashima 5gold and my 75s.
Whoops, i guess the cog isn't.
Cranks def are. I'll take a pic later if you wanna see the stamp.
Not that it actually matters.

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My cog/lockring and chain are all NJS, so it appears I'm in the same boat as you. Dura ace and Izumi just happens to be what I ended up with, I dont worry about it. My pedals and clips are NJS as well, but I would venture to guess damn near everyone who rides clips and straps on here has NJS pedal set ups.
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my lockring is the only NJS anything.
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Old 03-26-08, 04:36 PM   #7
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I would venture to guess damn near everyone who rides clips and straps on here has NJS pedal set ups.
*bzzzzt*

9 bikes in the house, 7 with clips and straps, not one njs setup.
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My mistake. Those cranks are nice. I somehow misread your post.
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are sylvans njs? and not everybody is using MKS clips, i have some ancient cristophe ones.
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I always subconciously snicker when i hear about someone's new NJS build, mainly taking the stance that restricting builds based on era/region/racing class/etc is sortof a corny idea in a "not that it's any of my business or anything" kinda way.

Today, however, i realized that i've accidentally built a bike with an almost entirely njs drivetrain:
rx-1
suntour superbe pro track
sugino zen
izumi super toughness
eai superstar

I didn't plan it that way, and never would've guessed i've been riding on so much overhyped japanese componentry for this long. Not sure how i never connected the parts.

Anyone else accidentally running an njs (partial) group?
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Old 03-26-08, 05:07 PM   #11
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Queer!
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The thing is that so many track components are NJS, so it's easy to "chance" into them if you buy 1/8" Dura Ace cogs or high-end metal track cranks. For most of us though, the NJS stamp is just incidental.
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Old 03-26-08, 05:28 PM   #13
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my tires, spokes, and rims aren't njs
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my tires, spokes, and rims aren't njs
gimme that damn trophy back.
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Man your going to piss off all those hipsters who can't ride track in japan because they don't have NJS parts...

oh wait.
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Do any of you have njs valves?
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the only NJS part i'm running is my MKS clips.
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I jUst spent 70$ ona chain. Oups!!! NJS setup LOLLZZ!!! Whatcha think guyz?
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I jUst spent 70$ ona chain. Oups!!! NJS setup LOLLZZ!!! Whatcha think guyz?
We think you wasted your money.
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I'd rather buy 7 chains for that money.
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Commenting on OPs chain, not mine.
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I went to have a cog and lock ring ripped off a wheel i pulled out of the trash and have it put on my first set of track wheels. Dan spun off the loctited lock ring, was cleaning the crap off it and notice, Dura Ace - NJS , didn't use it, too much loctite buggering it up. But thats the only njs part i have ever owned, a lockring i pulled out of the trash.
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the only njs parts ive got are my clips (cheap mks) and my seemingly overpriced toshi singles. turns out that paying $70 AUD for straps was the best idea EVER. ive replaced almost every other part and my toshis are still holding me in no matter how hard i pull.
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holy **** i still don't understand this NJS crap... is it that big of a deal?
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