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The Blood of the Samurai: Nagasawa Special

The Blood of the Samurai: Nagasawa Special

There’s many correlations that can be drawn between Japan’s keirin racers and the samurai’s code of Bushidō — the way of the warrior. Essentially, Keirin racers are trained in the art of racing for sport, but they are constantly faced with defeat and rejection, which they must accept with honour. As well as their minds…

Nagasawa Road

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If you look closely at the Nagasawa head badge, there’s an Italian flag alongside the Japanese flag. Yoshiaki Nagasawa has a strong connection with the Italian bicycle frame building industry, beginning his career at Sante Pogliaghi’s workshop before starting a six-year internship with Ugo De Rosa. A return to Japan brought his experience to the…

Velo City: Bicycle Culture and City Life

Nagasawa Special

It wasn’t that long ago when a decommissioned Keirin frame, completely adorned with parts approved by the Nihon Jitensha Shinkōkai, or NJS, was considered the…

CWMD Nagasawa

Mr. Nagasawa is one of a select few Japanese builders who are licensed to produce NJS approved frames for keirin racing. I have always been…