Eric’s Bridgestone NJS
Last summer, I was looking for a steel track frame. I missed my chanced on a nice Gardin pursuit track bike and then again on a Bomber Pro. I wanted a track frame, that was sturdy yet fast, with track geometry and for a good price. While this frame will be mostly used as a daily beater, it’s important for me to know that I can still go fast and shred with it.
So, when I stumbled on a ad on eBay for a NJS track frame that was a bit rusted up, but came with headset and bottom bracket, I was quite happy. Usually, those bikes are dented or have a nasty front-end impact, but not this one. It looks simply used and abused. Bridgestone used to make NJS track bikes among others, like mountain bikes and road bikes. Some of them are quite valuable and very well made. They’re still making some bikes, though more uncommon in North America, check out their website here.
Anyway, we had some great weather recently, and I’m working on refurbishing the ‘Dale, so I fitted it with it’s parts and had some fun. Definitely was a refreshing ride, even if the On-One is one hell of a pleasurable ride. Expect to see this thing with risers, a front rack and different wheels shortly.
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