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    post 'em if you got em








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    grant,

    first, i love the idea of "collections" threads (first of many?)

    second, although i've seen these pics before, OMFG they are beautiful

    third, may i say, the build choices are very well done, sweet!

    fourth, do you ride these bikes? how do you choose among the track bikes? event specific?

    thanks for the post and for starting this thread,

    dave

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    show off.

    ; )

    And if anyone wants to know where all the NJSP-72's went ask Grant...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1215 View Post
    grant,

    first, i love the idea of "collections" threads (first of many?)

    second, although i've seen these pics before, OMFG they are beautiful

    third, may i say, the build choices are very well done, sweet!

    fourth, do you ride these bikes? how do you choose among the track bikes? event specific?

    thanks for the post and for starting this thread,

    dave
    Thanks Dave.

    The Silver Nag gets ridden at the Forest City velodrome, (a very short, steep indoor wood
    track near Toronto) and I'll travel with this bike. It's the workhorse, came to me with a
    slight ding in the top tube, and it's just a 'rider'. The white one was built for me, but due
    to some communication issues, it's too big. So, it's a bit of a trailer queen. The pair of
    blue Kalavinka frames were built for me too, by Akio Tanabe. They were built with two
    NOS dura ace groups from 1988 I had sitting in their silver boxes. Right now, the pair are
    still new, I haven't ridden them more than a couple of km's to shake down the build.
    Not to say I won't ride them more at some point, but right now they are perfect.

    -g

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    Grant,
    What are the typical specs for the frames that do fit you properly?
    Thanks,
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    this is as good as any place as any to post this link to the kalavinka website which has quite a fantabulous gallery itself, but first:

    "...We are currently experiencing exceptionable demand and therefore are not accepting any new frame orders for a short while...When we restart accepting new orders we will give notice via the website. However, we are accepting only the order from the professional keirin racers now..."

    click on "bikes" and then on one of the initial photos to open a huge gallery of custom kalavinka product

    click on "gallery" to open a slew of cool cycling-related photos including components and construction

    http://www.kalavinka-bikes.com/index_j.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by bironi View Post
    Grant,
    What are the typical specs for the frames that do fit you properly?
    Thanks,
    Byron
    52 cm c to c seat tube
    54 top tube

    When I ordered my Nagasawa, the drawing I sent had 53.5 seat tube (c to top)
    but it was built c to c, and he made the top tube proportionally longer.
    whoops.

    -g

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    grant,

    bike dimensions fit me perfectly. :thumbs_up:


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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantM View Post
    52 cm c to c seat tube
    54 top tube

    When I ordered my Nagasawa, the drawing I sent had 53.5 seat tube (c to top)
    but it was built c to c, and he made the top tube proportionally longer.
    whoops.

    -g
    I'm closer to 52x53. I was hoping we were the same size. You have a beautiful collection. Anyone with a little sense would love to own any frame you've posted. Great taste in your builds.

    Byron

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    riding it is almost as fun as remembering how it came to be...

    http://www.serotta.com/forum/showthr...light=nagasawa
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    gold. . .
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    Default Rain Bike #2

    here's a couple..
    Ignore the Rapha accent, the g.f happens to work with the Komen foundation so it's good to show a little support..:)
    ...I'm not looking for a future owner at this time.
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    Mid-80s Echelon Spectra, made by Cherubim, festooned with all the milled, drilled and slotted stuff I could lay my hands on.
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    Justin, that gold Nag is too cool.

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    This is my Japanese bike.
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    Default My Nagasawa Track

    This is fun, here are a few pics of my Nagasawa track bike:









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    I have a few..

    The 3Rensho is my latest project...It's currently getting repainted

    The red Panasonic is my primary fixie
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    Default San Rensho (3rensho's) go here

    Gary Neiwands old race steed. easily the favorite bike in my possesion

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    This is currently being re-sprayed and NOS decals from Andrew at Yellow Jersey...

    I should have it back in a month..and I can't wait...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey View Post
    This is currently being re-sprayed and NOS decals from Andrew at Yellow Jersey...

    I should have it back in a month..and I can't wait...
    A couple more...I'm a big fan of Japanese bikes in case you didn't notice:)

    The first pic is a Panasonic DX4000

    The second bike is my commuter..It's a 2008 Panasonic touring frame..
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