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Kalavinka Super Exhibition

After having lusted for an NJS frame for a very long time one popped up in my size and at a reasonable price The frame is an NJS kalavinka frame ridden by a S2 japanese keirin rider named Kenji Suzuki (鈴木 謙二). It has two dents hence why its out of use. Plan is to build it with mostly japanese parts and a few NJS bits and pieces. Rims are proving difficult so they will be Mavic. Majority of parts will be silver but with black contact points. All tubes are the oversized Kaisei 8630 Ni-Cr-Mo, bar the down tube which is kaisei 8630R.

Frame:
Kalavinka NJS frame [59cm ST, Kaisei 8630/R]

Fork/Headset:
Kalavinka NJS fork (original) / Shimano HP-7410 NJS headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Dura ace FC 7600 NJS [ISO, 165mm, 144 BCD] / Tifosi Carbon Bottom Brackett [BSA, 68mm, 111mm, ISO]

Pedals:
MKS Sylvan / MKS clips [XL] / Zefal Christophe straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Dura Ace 7600 black chainring [144BCD, 52T] / DID track black chain / Andel cog [17T] / Dura ace NJS lockring

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto NJS B123aa [24.5, 380mm] / Nitto NJS 120mm ALU Jaguar [1 inch, 24.5mm]

Saddle/Seatpost:
Kashimax plastic five gold NJS [44mm rail] / Nitto S65 [44mm rail, 300mm legnth, 27.2mm]

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya Gold Rims NJS [700c, 36H. Tubular] / Dura Ace 7600 Hubs NJS [36H] / Hoshi spokes NJS

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya Gold Rims NJS [700c, 36H. Tubular] / Dura Ace 7600 Hubs NJS [36H] / Hoshi spokes NJS

Accessories:
MKS NJS chain tugs / Soyo long black grips

More Info:
will take better photos

Added by HHC. Last updated over 3 years ago.

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Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

finally!

Posted over 4 years ago

Big_toque

Big_toque says:

I second this comment. ;)

Posted over 4 years ago

sonomike

sonomike says:

Yikes! Not exactly your size. That's a lotta seat post.

Posted over 4 years ago

HHC

HHC says:

No NJS bike will ever be my size if I'm honest (6ft5).
The seatpost doesn't look that big in real life, though still is long. I think the angle isn't hugely flattering.

Posted over 4 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

Jesus christ. Very nice!

Posted over 4 years ago

sonomike

sonomike says:

Bro! Build this thing and THEN update it.

Posted over 4 years ago

jellolegs

jellolegs says:

Seriously! Every time I see it updated I get excited then let down :(

Posted over 4 years ago

HHC

HHC says:

Didn't realise you guys watched it. Was just keeping a log for myself. I will refrain from now then.

Posted over 4 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

Nice story!
and a beauty of a frame :)

Posted over 4 years ago

rarelythere

rarelythere says:

Good gravy is this bike finished?

Posted over 4 years ago

HHC

HHC says:

Ha, almost rideable. Proper wheels are far off though

Posted over 4 years ago

Rushing

Rushing says:

Cool story and great find.

Posted over 4 years ago

TomW

TomW says:

Very nice!

Posted almost 5 years ago

HHC

HHC says:

thanks, your romet is very nice to

Posted almost 5 years ago

Noypi

Noypi says:

Beautiful.

Posted almost 5 years ago

HHC

HHC says:

thanks, youre stable is very nice

Posted almost 5 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

That is some hot shit right there.

Posted almost 5 years ago

HHC

HHC says:

thanks, just ordered the cranks

Posted almost 5 years ago

vp1337

vp1337 says:

breathtaking.

Posted almost 5 years ago

HHC

HHC says:

Thanks

Posted almost 5 years ago

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