Re: [CR]Japanese Super Power Defeated!


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Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 10:58:53 -0800 (PST)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Japanese Super Power Defeated!
To: "Ted E. Baer" <wickedsky@sbcglobal.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, kohl57@starpower.net
In-Reply-To: <20041206174944.21165.qmail@web80604.mail.yahoo.com>


Dr. Amaki's (AKA Kauzo) web site is really cool. I wasn't aware of this. He may outbid us for all that neat Simplex stuff, but at least he shares the photos, and some very good photos I might add, with everyone. And even though the text is mostly in Japanese, he was even considerate enough to put the titles in English. I think it would be great if we could get this guy to join the CR list.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

"Ted E. Baer" <wickedsky@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Peter,

stuff in the hands of Japanese collectors?>

Yes. Check these out:

This site is maintained by Mr. Satoru Masuda; ("vectra4" on eBay.)

This site is maintained by Mr. Hiroshi Ichikawa; ("hi-campy" on eBay.)

This site is maintained by Dr. Akihiko Amaki ("kauzo" on eBay.)

This site is off topic as far as the bicycles go, but does show a team website in Japan. This site is maintained by Dr. A. Amaki as well.

As far as vintage rides go, I am not too sure about that.

Regards, Ted Baer Palo Alto, CA --- "kohl57@starpower.net" wrote:
> Here's an open-ended question with no agenda or
> presumed answer:
>
> We all know many of the keenest classic lightweight
> enthusiasts are from
> Japan. Or at least we think so because of their,
> shall we say, enthusiastic
> eBay bidding tendencies. If there's a Simplex skewer
> with the little
> plastic wing-nut intact that hasn't gone to Japan
> via eBay, I'll put it up
> my left nostral.
>
> 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? Or does all
> this stuff just get hung
> on walls and squirreled away? Are there Japanese
> books or magazines on
> classic lightweights?
>
> I know of one of two PX-10 websites from Japan, one
> on Campagnolo
> components but that's about it. Is there is Japanese
> version of the CR List?
>
> My own and rewarding experience with Japanese
> enthusiasts is with ocean
> liners where they are active historians, writers and
> publishers. I just
> wonder if I am missing something here with bicycles.
> I conjure up this
> image of 200 PX-10s all with Simplex skewers with
> the plastic wingnuts
> being ridden in some epic mass ride... if it's
> happened, I've missed it.
>
> Peter Kohler
> Washington DC USA
>
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