Reader’s Rides Apr 8, 2011


This week’s Reader’s Rides comes all the way from Australia, actually Adelaide, South Australia. John Stamatakis sent in his Stratos track bike and the shear size of the frame alone merits a post. At a massive 60cm, this is one of the larger NJS bikes I’ve seen.

Check out more photos from this week’s Reader’s Rides below!


John had been searching for a NJS bike for quite some time.


It wasn’t until he was vacationing in Rome that he came across on his size.


Knowing good well that large Keirin frames are few and far between, he pounced on it, leaving him pinching pennies for the remainder of his trip.


That’s dedication! Check out more details below.

Build List:
Stratos 60cm NJS Frame
Nitto B123AA 36cm NJS Bars with Soyo Grips
Nitto NJProAA 110mm NJS Stem
Hatta Swan Headset NJS
Kalloy Seatpost (njs posts don’t have enough height for me)
Kashimax Five Gold FG4P Saddle NJS
Sugino Superlap BB NJS
Sugino Grand Mighty 165mm Cranks NJS
Sugino 75 48t Chainring NJS
Izumi Strong V Chain NJS
Dura-Ace HB-7600-F 36H NJS Hubs
Hoshi Spokes NJS
Araya Gold Rims NJS
Soyo Tubulars
Dura-Ace 15t Sprocket NJS
MKS Chain Tensioners NJS
Kashimax Toptube Protector

Check out more at the Australian Fixed Boards!

Keep sending theses in. Included a story about the bike, who you are and why you love it! Just follow these rules:

-Include one drive-side shot: Get down level with your bike and try to capture it all in photograph from the drive-side.

-Include one detail shot: I want to see what makes this bike stand out from the rest! A nice lug shot or maybe a detail component shot would be ideal.

-Resolution: Please! Send me photos at least 800px wide!

-No Crap: Readers want to see beautiful bicycles, not clunkers. No offense to the beautiful beaters of the world!

You can submit the photos via email or post them on the Prolly is not Probably Facebook!

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