Peter Kohler asked:
>But having said that, where is the evidence of this enthusiasm beyond the
>acquisition of the bikes and the bits? Are there Japanese websites devoted
>to all this primo stuff in the hands of Japanese collectors? Do the
>Japanese organise veteran cycle rides? ...
>Are there Japanese books or magazines on
>classic lightweights? ...
>Is there is Japanese version of the CR List?
The answer to all your questions is yes. The center of interest might be slightly different than the CR focus (more 50/60s french less 70s italian, if italian more Cinelli less Masi) but if you google with the correct terms you'll find plenty of evidence on the net.