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Old 08-24-10, 10:32 PM   #1
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Finally got an NJS Frame!

ive been drooling over these bikes for over a year now and today was the day. here is my georama!





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Old 08-24-10, 10:36 PM   #2
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Cool story bro.


It's a nice looking bike... what kind of frame damage you looking at? Anything serious?
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Old 08-24-10, 10:38 PM   #3
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Awesome kitty.

It seems like your crank spider has drawn into the spindle further than it needs.
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Old 08-24-10, 10:42 PM   #4
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Cool story bro.


It's a nice looking bike... what kind of frame damage you looking at? Anything serious?
minor scratches and some missing paint
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Old 08-24-10, 10:47 PM   #5
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Awesome kitty.
heres another one

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Nice. I'm still holding out. Gonna nab me a 3rensho one o' these days.
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Nice. I'm still holding out. Gonna nab me a 3rensho one o' these days.
thanks. id like one myself but they are just too pricey for me right now
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thanks. id like one myself but they are just too pricey for me right now
Track bike Armageddon, just as soon as they stop being cool.
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cool. so you'll be actually racing on a track in japan when?

i kid, i kid. looks sweet and classically styled.

also, I recently overheard in a bike shop that true NJS bikes need to be silver/chrome, or painted champange. any truth to this?
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its chrome under the silver and judging by the stickers mighta been raced
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cool. so you'll be actually racing on a track in japan when?

i kid, i kid. looks sweet and classically styled.

also, I recently overheard in a bike shop that true NJS bikes need to be silver/chrome, or painted champange. any truth to this?
no
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Really nice, but I'd never have any reason to buy an NJS frame.
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yep
been there, done that
just a stamp. i prefer the alumi ride WAYYYY more
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just a stamp. i prefer the alumi ride WAYYYY more
really, just a stamp? i thought these rode beautifully. aluminum frames never peaked my interest enough to try one due to the ugly welding

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NJS frames are dreamy
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super pistas have nice welds
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really, just a stamp? i thought these rode beautifully. aluminum frames never peaked my interest enough to try one due to the ugly welding
to cushy for my liking. had a bridgestone, and it was just...eh. swapped to an aluminum and had much more fun on it.
everyone likes different stuff. I find the aluminum welds add character
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fair enough. ive ridden mostly italian steel and carbon. cant wait to get this setup
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I've had a 3rensho, makino and now a panasonic. The makino rode the nicest with the 3rensho pretty smooth aswell. The stamp is just a stamp but a lot of the companies produce really nice frames.
How do you plan to build it up? The dude at georama makes nice frames, how do you plan to build it up?
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I've had a 3rensho, makino and now a panasonic. The makino rode the nicest with the 3rensho pretty smooth aswell. The stamp is just a stamp but a lot of the companies produce really nice frames.
How do you plan to build it up? The dude at georama makes nice frames, how do you plan to build it up?
apart from the njs hs, bb, nitto stem and dura ace cranks/chainring the rest will be cheaper parts unless i can find a deal on a nice set of wheels
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I've had a 3rensho, makino and now a panasonic. The makino rode the nicest with the 3rensho pretty smooth aswell. The stamp is just a stamp but a lot of the companies produce really nice frames.
+1 nagasawa FTW! I still remember how mine fit (half sized) and rode....

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apart from the njs hs, bb, nitto stem and dura ace cranks/chainring the rest will be cheaper parts unless i can find a deal on a nice set of wheels
don't do that
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apart from the njs hs, bb, nitto stem and dura ace cranks/chainring the rest will be cheaper parts unless i can find a deal on a nice set of wheels
I got half njs parts but i would rather have all dura ace than all njs.
There are some decent all njs wheelsets on ebay right now for 275. a lot cheaper than if you bought the parts.
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+1 nagasawa FTW! I still remember how mine fit (half sized) and rode....
Haha, his frames are really nice.
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something about the mystique and prestige of NJS frames, as well as the occasional reference to the frames as 'japanese steel' lead me to believe that all NJS frames (or at least, the best ones) are made by this guy:
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