[CR]3rensho or not a 3rensho


To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Ben Kamenjas <bici_pimp@mac.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 12:47:18 +1000
Subject: [CR]3rensho or not a 3rensho

Yo,

a mate of mine bought a very neat track bike locally here in Oz. Never seen anything like it, but it was obviously the shizzle and made for racing on a track ... very well made from my keen but amateur inspect. It kinda sucks having an obviously cool bike but with no idea of what it is but c'est la vie. Anyways, his paint is a little tired and he is about to get a repaint then he sends me an email with this auction link ....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130037306347

his bike looks very similar, including the same stylized 3 point lugs with "beef" and is also 110mm spaced in the rear. his fork is straight bladed but most all the features are similar. What Im asking is if these lugs are proprietary or whether they were used other builders? Is there anybody's out there who has a bike with similar lugs and build style? anybody a 3rensho expert?

My mate is itching to paint ... and I'm trying to get him to hold on in case we find out just what it is. Would really love some help.

thanks

ciao,

ben kamenjas
sydney, australia