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Old 11-06-2017, 12:52 PM
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NJS Makino MCF Track Frame

I've been kicking around the idea of getting back on the local velodrome and found myself on the njs-export website. Dangerous place.
So this happened.

Makino 54.5cm
Color/ Silver Purple Fade with rainbow flake
Headset/Hatta Swan Super Deluxe
BB/Hatta R9400
Seat tube/54.5cm c-t
Top tube/55.5cm c-c
Rear/120mm
Seatpost diameter/27.2cm
Standover/80cm
Model Year/2007
Great condition barring an ever so tiny ding in the top tube.
Snagged it for a great price.

It's currently making it's way to the US from Japan.
I will try to keep this updated.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:55 AM
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Incredibly quick delivery. Japan to Florida in 36 hours... nuts.
Unpacked this last night and it looks so much better in person.
The frame is super clean.
It does have a tiny ding in the top tube but it's hard to see under all that bling.

I mocked it up with some orphaned road parts that I had in the closet.
I was planing to do a budget build on this but now that I see it I might try to find some authentic parts. If anyone has anything laying around hit me up.

I might be willing to trade the Campy/Ambrosio road wheels in the photo for a comparable set of track wheels. They have new FMB Paris Roubaix tubulars on them.

Looking pretty good for a 15 minute setup..
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File Type: jpg Left Front.jpg (144.1 KB, 477 views)
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File Type: jpg headtube.jpg (84.8 KB, 477 views)
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:26 PM
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So hot
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:02 AM
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Smile Parts update

Nitto 125AA bars and Nitto Pearl quill stem are on the way from Japan.
Wheelset and Dura Ace crankset next.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:20 AM
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Yess! Keep the NJS dream alive. Looks great.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:02 PM
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:11 PM
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Miami velodromo, Brian Piccolo... That velodrome is super nice, been there twice and I really envy you for being able to do some track.

You go at night nobody bothers you but maybe the skaters.

Suck do not have a velodrome around, and even if we had one probably would be in DC where to just to get theree is like 2 hours due to traffic, no traffic maybe 30 mins or less :?
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:52 PM
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Yup, the velodrome is 15 minutes from my house.
It's open late too so I can still get out to ride if i get stuck at work.
There is also a really cool criterium course just behind the velodrome.
If the park is empty I take the track bike out there and bomb some corners.. lots of fun.
This build should be completed soon, using all retired njs stuff from Japan.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:10 AM
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Thumbs up NJS component haul.

So I took the plunge and ordered most of the missing parts.
I'm expecting a big box from Japan next week.
The domestic offerings were either too expensive or fixie components.
I want this build to be a retired race bike. Dings, patina, and lots of mojo.
Everything is used keirin race equipment so I did pretty well and stayed on budget for the most part.

Dura Ace 7600 167.5 Crankset w/ 49t DA chain ring.
Araya Gold 16B Tubular Rims / Shimano Dura Ace HB-7600 NJS 120mm hubs, Soyo Tires.
Nitto B125AA dropbars 38.
Nitto Pearl stem 100 / 71 degree.
I just need a chain, cog, and locking and I'm off to the track.

More pics coming.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:49 AM
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Test ride.

So, I managed to get the Makino built up this weekend.
I sourced the parts from the NJS-Export guys and did really well.
The biggest challenge was navigating the USPS tracking for a few weeks.
Everything came from Japan beautifully picked and for the most part in better condition than described.

Nitto B125aa 38mm drop bars
Nitto 100mm 71 degree quill stem
Shimano Dura Ace HB7600 hubs / Araya Gold Rims / Yoshi Aero Spokes with Soyo tubular tires.
Dura Ace 167.5 length crank with 49t Dura Ace chainring.
Izumi Jet Black 1/8 track chain
Yoshida Champ track bar grips.

The chain and grips came from flea bay sellers.
All the DA stuff from NJS-Export. The crank arms are well used and have a bunch of rubs and the chain ring has seen better days but all is in perfect working condition. It's a retired keirin racer and all the nicks and dings give it some serious mojo.

I took it out to the local velodrome yesterday but there was a private training in progress so I hit the Road Criterium course just behind the track. After a good hour of riding it at a good pace I was super happy. I had to dial in a few little things but the bike flies, the DA track hubs are amazing. Great acceleration and the craftsmanship of the frame is top notch.

I finally got to see that crazy paint job in the sun, crazy. You can't even properly photograph it.

I'm looking forward to spending a bunch of time on this bike.
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File Type: jpg HUBS copy.jpg (98.1 KB, 254 views)
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File Type: jpg IMG_3188 copy.jpg (123.4 KB, 248 views)
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:08 PM
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I used to have a gold Makino. I miss it.
Yours looks sick.
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:47 PM
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This makes me want to ride a track bike again, really lovely bike you put together.
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:26 PM
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Love that colour.
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:42 AM
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This is pretty much finished.
I am planning to put brand new tires on after Christmas.
Vittoria Rally will do the trick.
The Soyo on the rear is starting to separate so it has to go.
Looking forward to Wednesday nights on the velodrome in 2018.

Happy Holidays everyone!

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Old 12-22-2017, 09:21 AM
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Soyo Tires

Wow, they're still around?

Back in the day (1970s to early '80s) the only way to lighten a bike was to buy/build a set of wheels with "tubular/sew-ups."

I remember purchasing Soyos which were all black with a white cotton base tape. They were the worst to stretch onto a rim. I would stretch the tire on a rim, pump it up, sit it in the closet for a week and then transfer it to the wheel I was going to ride--stretched it on first, and then pulled the tire off every few inches and applied the glue. I wasn't racing, so I did not worry too much about rolling it.

Those were the days.
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