njs a necessity?
I should have done this research beforehand but it's too late now. I have a pair of suntour superbe pro pedals for sale on ebay and a buyer asked if they're stamped njs. They're not. Does this mean they're not track pedals. The cages are definitely track. Is the stamp necessary or just a plus? Greg
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Originally Posted by doofo
NJS means that they are approved for professional Keirin racing in Japan. No, it doesn't matter if they are NJS unless you are a Japanese pro, but its kind of a "cool" thing among hipsters to have everything stamped "NJS". So the pedals are probably fine for riding the track, if you have the proper shoes and cleats, and for some people, the NJS stamp is a plus, but doesnt really mean anything if you are racing anywhere but Japan.
Those are great pedals. Anyone who knows anything about old school track equipment would snap them up if they are a good price. My 3Rensho came with Superbe Pro in 1986, and they still work wonderfully. Don't worry about the "NJS" stuff. As one poster in another thread said, all keirin racers had to race on NJS stuff so they could not get an advantage over another racer. This is because there is betting on the races in Japan and they want to try to ensure that it is the rider, not the equipment that is winning.
Originally Posted by SteveCrowley