> This one is my fave Italianate Japanese bike:
As I like japanese cycles but do not like italian ones that much, I changed the subject.
Sheldon's article: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/japan.html
Some links to become on topic:
Nagasawa- works on order but you need a lot of money and you have to wait 2 years: http://www.yellowjersey.org/NAGASAWA.HTML
There is so much more out there... For low budget, there are really nice old Panasonics for example. Or the not rare and still well done Kuwaharas... (both off topic but KOF)
The japanese tradition in working with highest quaility steel lasts hundreds of years... :)
If one would like to buy a track frame, I would recommend to look for a Keirin.
best regards, Richard