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quiz: which country is frame from?(14 posts)

quiz: which country is frame from?Spirito
Jun 7, 2002 8:15 AM
clues:

its from a recent and current builder.

its not from europe.
woweeSpirito
Jun 7, 2002 8:19 AM
the lines of that foork are quite something....
damn dude, are you okay?merckx56
Jun 7, 2002 8:22 AM
you must be getting all foamed up! you put too many O's in fork!
freudian perhaps :-) NMSpirito
Jun 7, 2002 8:39 AM
You're killin' me....MelMo
Jun 7, 2002 11:57 AM
I don't know who makes it, but I want one...

Melinda
You're killin' me....Trent in WA
Jun 7, 2002 12:31 PM
I'm bettin' it's Toei.

You can have one if I get one too....

Trent in WA
(a/k/a MelMo's hubby)
You're killin' me....Trent in WA
Jun 7, 2002 12:32 PM
Oh, yeah, if it's Toei it's Japanese. Regardless, it's a Japanese bike. Retro-bikes are big there.
correct...Spirito
Jun 7, 2002 1:27 PM
its a Toei from Japan. that they make them like this and to this day is the coolest thing.

to check the whole bike
http://homepage2.nifty.com/merckx/index.htmlhttp://homepage2.nifty.com/merckx/index.html

its ok scroll down and click the links below they will take you to more pictures of the bike - the html in japanese is not dangerous.

very cool bike. i wonder how much they cost? anyone?
sorry the link should beSpirito
Jun 7, 2002 1:38 PM
http://homepage2.nifty.com/merckx/index.html
Looks like a stunning commuter ...Humma Hah
Jun 8, 2002 5:50 PM
... if you have some place secure to lock it up at work.

I like it for the same reason I just outbid the collectors on that silver Paramount ... I'm a sucker for that kind of classic style. I happen to fancy the ones from Chicago, but that's just a Schwinn thing.
Somebody clue me in...wooglin
Jun 8, 2002 6:22 PM
...what's the lever on the seat tube for?
my guess is thats its .....Spirito
Jun 9, 2002 10:49 AM
a switch for a built-in generator for lights running off the crank/bb.

some high-end randonneur vintage french bikes had similar stuff were all the wiring was within the frame and not visible.

or perhaps they are soon to remake Dr. No and this time james bond rides a bicycle instead of a toyota GT2000 (which was conicidently white as well in the original film). flicking the switch opens up rocket launchers and.......

:-)

ciao
Good taste in bikes.unchained
Jun 8, 2002 8:49 PM
Judging from what little I have seen, the Japanese seem to have a better taste for bicycles than that of North Americans.
they are the coolestSpirito
Jun 8, 2002 9:23 PM
a friend from japan sent me the following link for chainring reproductions...... (from an email)

http://homepage1.nifty.com/ct-seizan/sub03.html
This is a friend's home page of chain ring reproduction.
CAD machine can cut out ANY pattern from duralumin plate , of course any age of Herse rings.
It would be cost about 9,000~10,000 yen for one ring.

about $83-93 for any ring you want.

he has a nice collection of rides but i fell for his rene herse below in champagne pink. i cant wait to try some velox rim tape on a set of bars - the japanese have the coolest eye for detail....