Re: [CR]Nagasawa


Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2003 12:25:17 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Nagasawa
References: <20030307.145048.-84127301.101.richardsachs@juno.com>


Richard Sachs wrote:
>
> considering longevity, history, quality, race pedigree,
> class, or any CR list related qualifications, i think
> Nagasawa frames rank the best of the best. in ANY
> era. i've followed his 'stuff' since about '77. i mean,
> he _is_ the man. here's a current version:
>
> http://www.yellowjersey.org/n3naga.html
>
> i'd purge alot of my collection for one of these badboys!

I went to visit EuroAsia when they got their shipment of of about 30 track and road frames and they opened a bunch of boxes to show me all the different colors and the workmanship. They were spectacular! I really loved the rear fork ends (drop outs) on the track frames; look vaguely like "transformers".

The only real let down is the decals in that the headtube decal for example looks like something scaned from a magazine photo. The artwork has very rough edges and the registration is not so wonderful either. Pity :(

Here's the headtube decal: http://www.yellowjersey.org/n3naga4.jpg

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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