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My Kalavinka Keirin bike

This bike is Kalavinka used for my Keirin race. Topic,Eric Clapton owns Kalavinka frame. Mr.Akio Tnabe,Builder of Kalavinka frame http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AMfK1OS_mc

Frame:
Kalavinka "Super Exhibition" model for Keirin race CrMo. tubing(Recognition of NJS) Kaisei no.4083

Fork/Headset:
Kalavinka Keirin fork Hatta super mirror finish NJS headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano D/A FC-7710 167.5mm Shimano D/A BB-7700

Pedals:
Mikashima Custom Nuevo(NJS)

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano D/A 13T cog(NJS) Shimano D/A 48T chainring D.I.D.(NJS)

Derailleurs/Shifters:
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Handlebars/Stem:
NITTO B-125 (NJS) Alloy 390mm NITTO NJ Pro (NJS) Steel 105mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
KASHIMAX RS (NJS) NITTO - SP72 (JAGUAR) SEATPOST

Brakes:
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Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
ARAYA (NJS) Gold rim 36H SUZUE PROMAX hub(NJS) 36H SOYO Gold (NJS) Keirin tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
SUZUE PROMAX hub(NJS) 36H SOYO Gold (NJS) Keirin tire

Added by tomity. Last updated about 9 years ago.

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redball12345671211

redball12345671211 says:

The cave picture looks very ghostly, but you have had great experiences. http://douchebagworkout2.org/

Posted 23 days ago

boltjunk

boltjunk says:

Thanks for the inspiration Tomity. Loved your kalavinka. ^_^

Posted almost 6 years ago

tomity

tomity says:

Thank you for your comment

Posted almost 6 years ago

kbsatrio

kbsatrio says:

a bike I could ever dream of

Posted over 6 years ago

tomity

tomity says:

Yeah!! kbsatrio,
Thank you for your comment
Yes Kalavinka bike is awesome!!
I rode Kalavinka bike for 38 years in my bike life until now and in the future!!

I wish your dreams to come true from Tokyo Japan!!

regard,

Keirin ambassador
Tomity

Posted over 6 years ago

kbsatrio

kbsatrio says:

amen to that!

Posted over 6 years ago

Calipperz

Calipperz says:

Beautiful front plate KALAVINKA

Posted over 7 years ago

Calipperz

Calipperz says:

v-200 what's mean ??

Posted over 7 years ago

tomity

tomity says:

Thank you for your comment

V-200 meaning is 200 times winning in my Keirin race

Posted over 7 years ago

Calipperz

Calipperz says:

Thx for my answer.

Posted over 7 years ago

tomity

tomity says:

This is one of funny Kalavinka story!!
4 or 5 years ago,Famous music artist Eric Clapton came to Japan for his tour
He is unknown classic bike collector
He has some or many vintage bike
Old Cinelli road and track bike

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_atrK-jBKJKY/R...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_IEpww48tfcI/T...

His Japanese music friend Hiroshi Fujiwara got old Kalavinka from Yahoo auction Japan

And he showed it to Eric
after Eric want to get it(Kalavinka),Hiroshi took Eric to shop for custom made Kalavinka frame
Eric thought it can be ordered
But his dream did not come true
At that time,builder was very busy
Kalavinka frame builder Mr. Tanabe was politely refused it to him
He said to him
I have many orders of Keirin rider remains very busy now I'm sorry. I will contact you to your order when it becomes available sometime
5 years later,still Eric waiting it in London
I think, that's great story

Keirin ambassador
Tomity

http://tramnesia.com/tomity.html

Posted over 7 years ago

Calipperz

Calipperz says:

:))

Posted almost 7 years ago

rizkymnr

rizkymnr says:

WOW!

Posted over 7 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

wow

Posted almost 8 years ago

_eric_

_eric_ says:

absolutely awesome!
Thanks for sharing those amazing pics!!

Posted about 8 years ago

Rpreme

Rpreme says:

Beautiful Tomity! I hope you still have this bike even though you retired from Keirin..

Posted about 8 years ago

iwn_utm

iwn_utm says:

gokz benge....blue orange/goldie, great color!

Posted over 8 years ago

amamin

amamin says:

行け!行け!トミティさん〜

Posted over 8 years ago

Ol_Dirty_Panda

Ol_Dirty_Panda says:

Amazing! What a beautiful bike, and a killer build. There's so much style and beauty in Mr. Tanabe's bikes, and in Keirin in general. Thanks for all the great photos!

Posted almost 9 years ago

kcyvng

kcyvng says:

tomity, you're the man! i love the head badge, awesome! hope to meet you in person one day.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kcyvng/462...

Posted over 9 years ago

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