Go ahead, go fast

A tribute to Japanese track bikes, those of legendary Keirin circuit. With my friend Giampietro we had that just in mind and we worked on it togheter. He, initially, thought of another kind of bike, but in the workshop often it goes like this.. along the way everything can change and when it happens the result surprises and satisfies you enormously.

February, 2021

Components

FRAME

  • lugged steel by Morbiato
  • tubing Columbus SL
  • mid 80’s
  • size 51 cm

TRANSMISSION

  • cranckset: Shimano 600 Arabesque (early 80’s)
  • chainring: Sugino (track / 46t)
  • bottom bracket: Shimano 600 (ITA)
  • freewheel: Dicta 18t
  • sprocket: track, red, VeloSolo.UK 17t
  • chain: KMC (track)

WHEELS

  • hubs: Miche Primato, high flange, 32h, track-road
  • rims: 30 mm, Rigida DP-18 France, grey (NOS)
  • tires: Vittoria Corsa (700×23)

COCKPIT

  • quill stem: Stella Veneta
  • handlebar: ITM
  • headset: Tange Japan
  • brake levers: Shimano 600 (NOS)
  • brakes: Shimano 600

DETAILS

  • seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace 7410 (27.2)
  • saddle: Selle Royal Dolphin
  • pedals: Wellgo R119 Japan

CUSTOMCOLOR

  • prismatic black
  • red details: RAL 3001
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