O superbețe!… o superbiță?
Not exactly ‘vintage’ but I think a classic example of a modern Keirin racing bicycle. The frame was made by Yoshiaki Nagasawa in 2009 for the British track sprinter Matthew Crampton, to take part in professional Keirin events in Japan during the 2009/2010 season. Nagasawa learnt the art of frame building in Italy, under the wing of Ugo De Rosa, and he built for top professionals including Eddy Merckx. After his spell in Italy he returned to Japan and for the last 30 years or so, Nagasawa has been one of the most highly respected makers, his frames being used by many Champions including 10 times World Sprint Champion Koichi Nakano. Indeed this frame is finished in Nakano’s trademark red metallic finish – Nakano Red. There are some youtube clips of Nagasawa brazing a frame here.
The frame is built to the regulation Keirin specification – a…
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