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53cm Samson Illusion NJS

Daily commute bike from Jersey To Manhattan. Say whats up if you see me on the Greenway!

Frame:
53cm Samson Illusion NJS

Fork/Headset:
Samson/Hatta Super Swan Deluxe

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Dura Ace FC-76-00 165mm /Sugino 75 BB

Pedals:
Shimano PD-R540

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Sugino 75 51t Sugino Zen to EAI 19t Cog

Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli 65-40 with Campagnolo Record Brake Levers to Cinelli 1a 90mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Flite Ti/Campagnolo 27.2

Brakes:
EAI/Promax Keirin Brake

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic CXP30 / Suntour Superbe Pro 36h / Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC 700x23c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic CXP30 / Suntour Superbe Pro 36h / Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC 700x23c

More Info:
swapped bar and stem, changed up wheels

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Finished! (hopefully)
  4. I lied...

Current Stage Info:

so i changed it up again. more commute friendly. still have the jaguar and b123's for when im feeling froggy.

Added by longjohns. Last updated over 10 years ago.

Latest 22 Comments

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jcdreamer

jcdreamer says:

what is the standover of this bike? and your height please? thanks.

Posted almost 7 years ago

ronisolomondds

ronisolomondds says:

Ohhh, I've definitely seen you riding this thing on the greenway before in the various forms. I was probably blasting up to Dinosaur BBQ on my yellow Uno Pista. I love your ride man, too bad I moved upstate and don't see such candy on the streets anymore.

Posted over 7 years ago

Ewwyou

Ewwyou says:

so nice!

Posted over 9 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

very nice!
japan x italy

Posted over 9 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

love it. if you decide to sell, let me know :D

Posted about 10 years ago

rizkymnr

rizkymnr says:

wow wow wow

Posted over 10 years ago

kreyziest

kreyziest says:

nice build man!

Posted over 10 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

love the zen and the flite!

Posted over 10 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

really like this one. :]

Posted over 10 years ago

bguira

bguira says:

Awesome build!

Posted over 10 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

So sweet! Love seeing the progression!

Posted over 10 years ago

TitoJones

TitoJones says:

Love those new tires. That bike is straight class.

Posted over 10 years ago

merahmeriah

merahmeriah says:

woww,,,like your update

Posted over 10 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

one of my favorite frames of all time, very nice bike

Posted over 10 years ago

aowens

aowens says:

Jesus, that frame is sweet.

Posted over 10 years ago

jdg

jdg says:

hurts so good

Posted almost 11 years ago

Mel

Mel says:

great !

Posted almost 11 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

this is an awesome photo

Posted almost 11 years ago

essellsee

essellsee says:

Brake on NJS?! But seriously, that frame is absolutely beautiful. Do want.

Posted almost 11 years ago

longjohns

longjohns says:

Does it count that on the box it said "keirin brake"? LOL

Posted almost 11 years ago

essellsee

essellsee says:

Where did you pick that bad boy up if you dont mind me asking?

Posted almost 11 years ago

longjohns

longjohns says:

the frame? i picked it up from a guy in manhattan. still wrapped in plastic and it looked barely used.

Posted almost 11 years ago

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