After being into track bikes for 10+ years, and mostly only ever owning NJS bikes, I figured it was time I took the next step.
Took an extended leave from work to go attend Dave Bohemian’s bike building school in Tucson, Arizona. I wanted to build a Triple T that felt like all my other track bikes, aggressive and fast. After 2 weeks, I emerged with “Track Slack”, a TripleT that shared geometries with classic keirin bikes but incorporated some of my own flares to make it a little more comfortable. Built with a mix of tubes from Columbus and Columbus Max, combined with some Richard Sachs lugs snd Tom Ritchey dropouts, this bike is pretty light weight and stiff, perfect for how I like to ride.
After getting it painted by my buddy who owns a chopper shop (which is why it has hotrod flames), I obviously had to kit it out with my favorite NJS pieces - my one mistake was not realizing I was using a 1” threadless steerer when building the fork, so the cockpit is a little wonky without a quill setup, but all in all it came together well. If I’m not riding it, I’m staring at it on display in my living room.