J Foster Lo-Pro

J Foster Lo-Pro

New Zealand has a well-known tradition of two-wheeled innovation, which continues with the torch-wielding skills of Johnny Foster. While this is a traditional low profile pursuit layout, there have been sightings of a few frames using the same Columbus Ego tube sets, which have no top tube and a non-traditional seat and chain stay configuration.

Grant Davis is the third owner of this particular Foster. It was custom built in 1997 for a customer who raced it for one season, who sold it to a mate who raced it until 2001 when it was rendered illegal by Cycling NZ’s rules regarding differing wheel sizes (note the 650b front wheel). Grant has done a great job of keeping it track-ready, with Campagnolo Pista components and a Phil Wood / Shamal wheel set. Apparently there’s a few Johnny Foster frames riding around Auckland… anyone know of any others?

Big thanks to Hagan Hill for the photography.

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J Foster Lo-Pro
J Foster Lo-Pro
J Foster Lo-Pro
J Foster Lo-Pro
J Foster Lo-Pro
J Foster Lo-Pro
J Foster Lo-Pro

  • Nick

    Why is the rear wheel so off center in the rear triangle?

    • Razorprod

      Think is justa problem with the way the photo was took… no ?

    • Anonymous

      partly the photo and partly the wheel needs to re tension and re alligned. not sure how it happened but possibly during the wheels being built?

      its getting fixed in the next few weeks as i just got a puncture and need to replace the tub. just gota find the time and money haha.

      Grant.

  • devon

    such a nice build! lose the all shitty straps though.

    • Anonymous

      yea the bike is hanging on the wall atm waiting new parts.

      i have a set of campagnolo straps cages and pedals ready to go on the bike and a cinelli cock pit is waiting payment. haha. being a student money is a lil thin so this build has taken me around 2 years lol.

  • Daniel

    Hey – I am riding around Auckland on a JF road bike.. 1996 full 8 speed chorus groupset. I love it..

  • Daniel

    very nice bike by the way Grant!

  • Bujafunk

    such a nice bike man…. i want something along these lines

  • Party Sluts

    This is PORN… Do you sell this bike?