i've been away on vacation, and got back a week ago, but instead of telling you about that right now i'm going to tell you about my new bike.
i built the whole thing up (including the wheels) from parts i painstakingly collected -- mostly from japan -- over about six months.
the frame is a 'peleton' (which, if you're a huge bike-nerd like me, you'll think is funny) and it's a keirin
all the parts except for the rims are njs-approved
The riders all use similar steel framed bikes, specially built racing machines. They have some choice over the gear they ride, 12-16 teeth on the sprocket and up to 55 on the chainring, but only frames and components approved by the Nihon Jitensha Shinkokai (Japanese Bicycle Association) NJS, are permitted to compete at Keirin races.)
at some point i suppose i should do a post about my bikes; currently i have 3 track bikes, 2 road bikes, a coaster-brake bike, and 3 frames. everything except the coastie are in my apartment.
yes, i'm aware i have a problem.