Re: [CR] Baramon- Any information?

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Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 18:58:01 -0400
From: "sasha eysymontt" <sashae@gmail.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Baramon- Any information?


On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 6:28 PM, sean flores <seaneee175@gmail.com> wrote:
> Does any listmember have information on the Japanese Marquee
> "Baramon"? As of a few years ago they were still being made by a
> single builder in Japan. But any sort of known web presence has since
> been removed. If anyone could tell me a bit more about this brand, it
> would be much appreciated.

Baramon is run by Masao Kodama. Born in 1959, apprenticed with another builder, Nambei of Fukuoka. He is a one-man builder, based also in Fukuoka. The name is derived from the traditional kites of the same name from Nagasaki. Specializes in unadorned, simple racing frames (both road and track,) though he has apparently taken to building touring frames of late. Baramon is NJS certified for keirin racing.

He does not have a website, as far as I know. The last known contact I had for him online was brmcdm2002@ybb.ne.jp.

Some photos of his shop: http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~takubow21/cyclo/baramon.htm

2504-4 Arakimachi Shirakuchi Kurume-shi, Fukuoka

Ph: 0942-26-8431.

I've had a couple of Baramons. Good looking frames:

http://subtle.org/se/gallery/bikes/jpparts/soldframes/khakibaramon http://subtle.org/se/gallery/bikes/jpparts/soldframes/bluebaramon

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