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Anyone have a source for vintage Japanese framesets?(7 posts)

Anyone have a source for vintage Japanese framesets?Lone Gunman
Nov 24, 2002 2:17 PM
My first step into retro biking started last February when I recovered my first decent bike I had given away because I thought it might have a serious defect in the fork. Since it did not I restored it and added a few quality vintage parts. The frame is not the greatest, but it would probably make a great fixie frame as it has the dropouts and all needed parts. Am thinking of finding a nice vintage steel frame and transfer the parts, like a Rensho 3? or something like that. Anyone? Sources? Bueler? Bueler? Anyone? I still laugh when I think of Ben Stein asking that question.
re: Anyone have a source for vintage Japanese framesets?Dave Hickey
Nov 24, 2002 4:03 PM
Try these guys. he seems to know a lot about Rensho frames.

http://www.yellowjersey.org/bikes.html
re: Anyone have a source for vintage Japanese framesets?Lone Gunman
Nov 24, 2002 7:35 PM
I think that was the one I checked out a while back, nos framesets sitting out in the snow or something like that? Thanks.
re: Anyone have a source for vintage Japanese framesets?wooglin
Nov 26, 2002 5:11 PM
Yellowjersey are the only folks I know of selling 3Renshos stateside. Are you enamored with a Japanese marque? Or do you just want something Japanese built. Plenty of the latter out there from the early-mid 80s.
Everyone wants vintage quality Italian...Lone Gunman
Nov 27, 2002 4:06 PM
I want vintage quality Japanese.
I here ya LG...Dave Hickey
Nov 28, 2002 6:02 AM
I want vintage quality French.
quality Frenchtmguy
Dec 2, 2002 5:59 PM
Now that's an oxymoron! (Just kidding . . .)