[CR]Classic bikes in Tokyo


Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 19:40:11 +0900
From: "Dennis Young" <mail@woodworkingboy.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <CATFOOD4yp8ARf3sllN0000146e@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Classic bikes in Tokyo

I've been to this shop, during a crazed ride through nighmare Tokyo in the summer. The only thing that keeps one alive from all the traffic and pollution, are the millions of beer joints serving the icy brew. (Actually, the car drivers are suprisingly polite). That shop has some great bikes, but the prices on them are like treble hooks, waiting for the fat fish to wander by and get snagged.

Dennis Young Hotaka, Japan
>
> Nice observations Charles,
>
> The only reason I think it's not original paint that the
> rear dropouts appear very fresh, but hey, we can dream!!!
>
> Grant McLean
> Toronto.Ca
>
>
> Charles Andrews wrote:
> This could be a repaint all right, but if it is, it appears
> to be a quite authentic repaint...and it might even be
> original, but somehow I doubt it. Very cool bike. I'm
> thinkin' it's worth more like 250K yen rather than 500K yen,
> esp. if it's a repaint. But in Japan it's a different
> world...bikes like that one have to be quite rare there.
> Heck, they're rare *here*!
>
> That Masi appears to be one of the rare-ish transition
> bikes. Note what appear to be the flat stay-caps, coupled
> with the Dubois lugs with cutouts in the sides. If it's
> what it appears to be it would have been made not long
> before the Special disappeared and the GC took its place.
>
>
> SoCal
>
>
>
> "Stumbled across this site, and noticed
> the Masi "special". Looks like a possible
> repaint, but there are some major mojo
> factor bikes at:
>
> http://www.cycles-yokoo.co.jp/used2.html
>
> Grant McLean
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