Re: [CR]Where would I find a Japanese vintage lightweight?

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Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 17:26:23 -0500 (EST)
From: "Brandon Ives" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Where would I find a Japanese vintage lightweight?
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Good luck, I've only seen a few 3Rensho's and only one of which was road and it was Campy equipped. I had one of his Kilo bikes for a bit until I realized that my spine was going to self-destruct after any more miles. He is still building and has a couple of apprentices, or did the last time I talked to in '96.

I've seen quite a few Mitzutani's in Seattle and they werer not too bad mostly mid-line Tange tubing. We used to do a lot of cyclocross conversions with them since they had such massive clearance.

Speaking of Japanese builders, one of my favorite is Yamaguchi. I know he's been building in Colorado for years, but I heard that he built in Japan before that. Does anyone have any information on that.

enjoy, monkeyman AKA Brandon Ives

"Nobody can do everything, but if everybody did something everything would get done." Gil Scott-Heron

On Fri, 30 Mar 2001 wrote:
> Anybody have any ideas on where one could find a Japanese vintage
> lightweight? Not a Fuji or Miyata, but something like a 3Rensho decked out
> in Suntour's best would be kinda cool. What Suntour group would be
> appropriate?
> Also, I had seen on the web before (can't find now) a site that had a
> Mizutani pictured. Anybody know anything about those bikes?
> Doland Cheung
> Los Angeles