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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 almost 13 years ago.

43 Comments

jcdreamer

jcdreamer says:

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

Posted about 9 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 9 years ago

Ewwyou

Ewwyou says:

so nice!

Posted over 11 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

very nice!
japan x italy

Posted almost 12 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

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

Posted about 12 years ago

rizkymnr

rizkymnr says:

wow wow wow

Posted over 12 years ago

kreyziest

kreyziest says:

nice build man!

Posted over 12 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

love the zen and the flite!

Posted over 12 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

really like this one. :]

Posted over 12 years ago

bguira

bguira says:

Awesome build!

Posted over 12 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

So sweet! Love seeing the progression!

Posted over 12 years ago

TitoJones

TitoJones says:

Love those new tires. That bike is straight class.

Posted almost 13 years ago

merahmeriah

merahmeriah says:

woww,,,like your update

Posted almost 13 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

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

Posted almost 13 years ago

aowens

aowens says:

Jesus, that frame is sweet.

Posted almost 13 years ago

jdg

jdg says:

hurts so good

Posted almost 13 years ago

Mel

Mel says:

great !

Posted almost 13 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

this is an awesome photo

Posted almost 13 years ago

essellsee

essellsee says:

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

Posted almost 13 years ago

longjohns

longjohns says:

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

Posted almost 13 years ago

essellsee

essellsee says:

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

Posted almost 13 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 13 years ago

merahmeriah

merahmeriah says:

love your bikes

Posted almost 13 years ago

longjohns

longjohns says:

thanks man that pursuit you have is pretty crazy!

Posted almost 13 years ago

yummygooey

yummygooey says:

What tape do you have on your bullhorns?

Posted about 13 years ago

longjohns

longjohns says:

Just some cheap ebon tape. I believe they are also sold under origin8 packaging. Not bad but not the best.

Posted about 13 years ago

E12Y

E12Y says:

Love the style..
This one definitely gonna be my next project

Posted about 13 years ago

lockling

lockling says:

Nice build!

Posted about 13 years ago

longjohns

longjohns says:

thanks man! just seen your bikes...crazy!

Posted about 13 years ago

Benson

Benson says:

Such a nice build I always wanted to build me a Keirin bike

Posted about 13 years ago

longjohns

longjohns says:

thanks man. i texted you earlier about the cockpit on your gtb! was hoping to throw it on this bike.

Posted about 13 years ago

Benson

Benson says:

Oh snap what happened to the Hoovani?

Posted about 13 years ago

woofjakarta

woofjakarta says:

love it!!

Posted about 13 years ago

gautamaprawira

gautamaprawira says:

nice samson you got there!

Posted about 13 years ago

longjohns

longjohns says:

thanks! its definitely a keeper.

Posted about 13 years ago

Rpreme

Rpreme says:

Beautiful Samson Illusion! Love the Vintage Sunshine Hubs.

Posted about 13 years ago

longjohns

longjohns says:

the hubs are great! i was lucky to find the wheels complete on craigslist!

Posted about 13 years ago

pecel

pecel says:

clean build! loving it!

Posted about 13 years ago

longjohns

longjohns says:

thanks man. it needs a better seat post but after that it will be perfect.

Posted about 13 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Nice build! How do you like those straps? They look sweet!

Posted about 13 years ago

longjohns

longjohns says:

Pretty good so far. I jumped on their 50% off sale and picked them up. My feet are size 9 and it's on the biggest adjustment hole, so I dont know how good they will be for someone with larger shoes.

Posted about 13 years ago

longjohns

longjohns says:

just added a photo of the straps!

Posted about 13 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Wow, they look even nicer up close! Nice!

Posted about 13 years ago