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NJS Stratos ピスト Japan

Frame's gone to a friend back home in Hawaii.

Frame:
2007 54cm Stratos Pist (pearl white with rainbow flakes)

Fork/Headset:
Stratos / Hatta Super Swan Deluxe

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Dura Ace FC-7600 / Hatta R9400

Pedals:
MKS Custom Nuevo / MKS steel toe clips / MKS Alpha Fit double-straps Shimano 105 clipless

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
EAI Deluxe 18T / Sugino Zen 55T / HKK Vertex

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto B123cr 380mm / Champ Milky Way grips / Nitto Jaguar 80mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Kashimax Aero pearl white 44mm / Thomson Elite 27.2

Brakes:
Dia-Compe BRS-101 w/track adaptor / Dia-Compe MX-122 levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
HED Jet 9 Flamme Rouge / Vittoria Zaffiro

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Pro / Shimano Dura Ace HB-7600 36H / Panaracer RiBMo PT

Accessories:
Kashimax top tube protector, Dia-Compe cable guides

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2 (Brakes FTG)

Current Stage Info:

New season, new setup...

"Street-legal" setup to ride around Japan, lighter gearing, different wheels

Added by dresearch. Last updated about 9 years ago.

As of about 9 years ago, dresearch has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

81 Comments

kimbo

kimbo says:

HI HOW TALL ARE YOU ?

Posted almost 5 years ago

quicksilver

quicksilver says:

Im about to buy this in a week. I'll post it on my page when its built.

Posted almost 6 years ago

Milo-AS

Milo-AS says:

I have to see, the brakes are part of the charm for me. Of course most track bikes look better without brakes but this has a sort of attraction for me. Either way, it's a stunning bike!

Posted about 9 years ago

felixsusanto

felixsusanto says:

nice bike with nice photos .. i always love ur build and the way u take pictures of ur bikes :)

Posted almost 10 years ago

jr22

jr22 says:

This is... Amazing

Posted almost 10 years ago

irongatsby

irongatsby says:

Wow...you have an amazing eye for aesthetics. I enjoyed looking at all your pics. Great stuff..

Posted almost 10 years ago

cjdavid

cjdavid says:

what's w/ the dual brakes? anyways nice build

Posted about 10 years ago

KentoBento

KentoBento says:

A law in japan. Now you know.

Posted over 9 years ago

cjdavid

cjdavid says:

I already know that you gonna reply to a comment that's 4 months old? ok

Posted over 9 years ago

jadias

jadias says:

Not usually a fan of modern rims on classic keirin frames, but somehow this bike owns the look... even that super-deep carbon front. Sick bike!

Posted about 10 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Beautiful ride, but why don't you have hoods on your levers? And why are they so low? That's not comfortable looking at all.

Posted over 10 years ago

MincedFeet

MincedFeet says:

I don't think those levers accept hoods. Also, I think the only reason he has the brakes on a bike designed for no brakes is the strict (?) japanese authoritay.

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

MincedFeet got it right, I only have it on there to comply with the Japan laws; a $700+ fine just isn't worth it. The brakes are completely functional, but I don't need them. It's mounted where it's most functional while riding in the drops, any higher and it's virtually impossible to grab the levers without effort, and it's out of the way from all of my normal handle positions.

Posted over 10 years ago

Cptsilver

Cptsilver says:

what's that rubber ring thing on your top tube?

Posted over 10 years ago

geraldjna

geraldjna says:

Kashimax top tube protector.

Posted over 10 years ago

imran

imran says:

nice street bling bling...

Posted over 10 years ago

fakasap

fakasap says:

did you have to drill the fork your front break? or is there a set like your rear so you wouldn't have to drill a hole for the front

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Dia-Compe makes a track specific version for the BRS-101 front caliper that clamps onto the fork. The track version has three different clamp styles for circle, oval and aero shaped forks.

Posted over 10 years ago

cdoles13

cdoles13 says:

nice build man! hows the 55-18 ratio compared to the 55-17? i'm thinking of lighting up my ratio for the street since i have a fix/fix rear dura ace hub.

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

It's somewhat lighter, but in all honesty, everyone's different. I used to ride super light gearing, 47x17 and 53x19 for over a year, but I've been trying to build strength since I know what kind of cadence I can maintain. Just play around with your gearing until you find what's optimal for you.

Posted over 10 years ago

Hurlz808boi

Hurlz808boi says:

each one of your bikes has a special place in my heart <3
-FTK

Posted over 10 years ago

Rpreme

Rpreme says:

Aww so cute...

Posted over 10 years ago

dcondankz68

dcondankz68 says:

hell yeah!!

Posted over 10 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

Never thought I'd see the day where dresearch installs a brake onto his bike! What's the occasion?

And the Stinger looks fucking badass!

Posted over 10 years ago

slowburn

slowburn says:

There's a law in Japan regarding brakes on bikes.

Posted over 10 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

Never stopped him before. That's what I'm saying. Like, I'm assuming that he got a ticket or something.

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Never got ticketed before, but a couple of my friends have. It's better to ride with a street-legal setup in busier cities over here, it's a lot better than paying a $700+ ticket. Just because I have brakes installed doesn't mean I use it..

Posted over 10 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

Hahahaha, use them!! It's so easy and so much cheaper in terms of tires!

Posted over 10 years ago

Calipperz

Calipperz says:

Keirin racer !!

Posted over 10 years ago

reyhanmahardika

reyhanmahardika says:

these bike is well-known! extra love the build and the photos is super cool!

Posted over 10 years ago

AdiZena

AdiZena says:

Beautiful bike!!! I never even thought putting those brake lever on the drop. You nailed it man!!! I never liked njs frame until you posted this

Posted over 10 years ago

ourru

ourru says:

i like it with brakes! ride safe brother!

Posted over 10 years ago

Rpreme

Rpreme says:

Looks good Colin! Even with the Dia Compe Brakes. You never disappoint with the carbon wheels.. The Laws in Japan suck.

Posted over 10 years ago

ShizukaniJohnny

ShizukaniJohnny says:

: ( stupid japan laws! still looks good. one sided de-sticker? wut doing?

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Trying to find some goo-gone first, the destickered side is all buss.

Posted over 10 years ago

ShizukaniJohnny

ShizukaniJohnny says:

i just rubbed mine off with WD40. took forever though.

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

oh haha, maybe I'll try one side.. I can't find a similar adhesive remover here, probably because I'm searching in the wrong aisles.. haha

Posted over 10 years ago

strange

strange says:

love the pics and the frame, but cant stand the brakes...please remove them and buy yourself a nice road bike..

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Can't say I like the brakes either, just trying to make dew with what I ride and what's legal here. I need one bike to be legal to ride on the road. I don't like road bikes, maybe later down the road when I'm not a hipster anymore...

Posted over 10 years ago

strange

strange says:

:-). you will learn to LOVE road bikes..;-)

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Haha, someday.. someday.

Posted over 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

looks good with the brakes! you should try aero levers and bar tape though

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Thanks! I know your setup would be cleaner, but I wanted a setup that's easily reversable for the days I don't need it.

Posted over 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

you could always get yourself some crit bars and a different quill stem to run the aero levers on. Then you can just swap bars whenever you want to ride brakeless

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

That is another possibility.. haha.

Posted over 10 years ago

radityamabu

radityamabu says:

super duper nice!

Posted over 10 years ago

harunBC

harunBC says:

really love it...just love it

Posted over 10 years ago

ezmal

ezmal says:

the best ever STRATOS!

Posted over 10 years ago

dcondankz68

dcondankz68 says:

i love this bike, and i love the photography of ur bike

Posted over 10 years ago

thisisdish

thisisdish says:

beautiful pictures, beautiful bike! perfect!!

Posted over 10 years ago

tian

tian says:

beautiful build

Posted over 10 years ago

mnazrin

mnazrin says:

whats the weight of the njs frame compared to the lo pro?

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

I never weighed it when I was building it up, but I know by feel the Stratos is lighter. The tubing is alot thinner/higher quality than the chromoly tubing on the Lo Pro.

Posted over 10 years ago

amamin

amamin says:

すげぇぇぇ...
sweet setup. sweet photos

Posted over 10 years ago

oky20

oky20 says:

I really really really love this build. Very awesome..

Btw, which one is your favorite bike to ride? Stratos, Mash, Lo Pro, or T1? and Why?

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Based on ride quality: Stratos, T1, Lo Pro, Mash; stiff and smooth, stiff and rough, smooth with some flex, rides like crap.

Posted over 10 years ago

isaac

isaac says:

wicked ride! how does it ride compared to the Affinity?

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

The Lo Pro is no comparison. njs is supposedly "overhyped" but it just rides soo damn good. The frame is as stiff as the T1, but without alu/carbon ride harshness. The Lo Pro still rides smooth, but there's some flex in the frame and it's on the heavier side.

Posted over 10 years ago

isaac

isaac says:

Also, do you have background/wallpaper size images of your affinity and stratos? 1024x800? Thanks.

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Send me a private message with the pictures you want and your email address and I'll send them your way.

Posted over 10 years ago

lockling

lockling says:

clean build!!

Posted over 10 years ago

barabiriburu

barabiriburu says:

superb build!

Posted over 10 years ago

gtardhimas

gtardhimas says:

OMG...GREAT Collection u've got there!
*55/17?!speechless:)

Posted over 10 years ago

RizPista

RizPista says:

Wow. Your bike makes me frozen like beast.
Real Steel as Steel legit.
Nippon Bike!

Posted over 10 years ago

kausar07

kausar07 says:

damn!! nice bulid bro

Posted over 10 years ago

hikogen

hikogen says:

I may relocate myself back to Shonan, Kanagawa area. How is the brake issues there in Kanagawa? I know Tokyo is rough...

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

They're cracking down in Kanagawa too. Pretty much any area with high pedestrian traffic, police are citing cyclists.

Posted over 10 years ago

hikogen

hikogen says:

eew... thanks for the warning man!

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

I see some pist's on the road running dual brake levers and only a front brake, or a working front brake and a rear brake mounted with no cable ran to it, or just two brake levers with no brakes, etc. etc. etc. I'm not sure how well these strategies work or how strictly the police inspect cyclist's bikes, but I have heard of many people getting fined.

Posted over 10 years ago

bguira

bguira says:

awesome build and great photos!

Posted over 10 years ago

rizkymnr

rizkymnr says:

beautiful

Posted over 10 years ago

Lurvey

Lurvey says:

doing it right

Posted over 10 years ago

Rpreme

Rpreme says:

Beautiful Colin!! NJS steel for life!

Posted over 10 years ago

ShizukaniJohnny

ShizukaniJohnny says:

Ralph is going to have heart attack! all that water on a NJS....Sick photos like usual. to bad that was not here with you. we could run twin njs hed3 set ups

Posted over 10 years ago

dresearch

dresearch says:

Maybe I'll bring it back to Hawaii to ride sometime since there's so much NJS craziness over there now! Haha.

Posted over 10 years ago

ShizukaniJohnny

ShizukaniJohnny says:

How many do we in TNR now? more then 12 if they would all show up

Posted over 10 years ago

Rpreme

Rpreme says:

I just had a heart attack John...

Posted over 10 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

nice ride and cool photos

Posted over 10 years ago

grolazu

grolazu says:

Awesome.. simply awesome.. Like it..!!

Posted over 10 years ago

mile

mile says:

now you come up with little tubes. always like ur theme...

Posted over 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

killer build and photos!

Posted over 10 years ago