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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:01 pm 
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Saw it when browsing on Flickr. I have never seen one before.

The bike/frame is subject of a restoration.

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After a good cleaning:

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To me it looks like there is a SR Sakae Litage hidden under that paint.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:14 pm 
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and with "Power Grips" :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:19 pm 
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love those twin seat stays down to the wishbone.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:49 pm 
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Definately a SR Sakae Litage, always remember wanting one when they first appeared over here in the Ron Kit catalogue (CRC cycles type mail order company, but before t'internet worked properly)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:56 pm 
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I just love all the little details and touches on the frame... :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:57 pm 
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Yes - if that's a 3Rensho then the Golf GTI parked downstairs is actually a Ferrari F50.

It's something else (SR Sakae) with some 3Rensho decals that have been stuck on it at some point. 3Rensho worked only in steel, and his frames had the decals lacquered under the topcoat (among other things).


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:47 pm 
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Simon,

Pretty sure Mr Kono only worked with steel and you're right on the other things too, but here I have another example of 3Rensho labeled SR Litages :arrow:

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Link to Japanese site

Coincidence? Just a case of another dude sticking 3Rensho decals on a SR Litage frame?

...or did 3Rensho maybe market the Litages in their homemarket? To have something to offer in aluminium for example.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:04 pm 
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Another...

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With Cook Bros QR 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:17 am 
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Just because I have this photo.

This was taken in Japan in 1984. The woman is Denise Caramagno, who was the co-founder of my magazine, the Fat Tire Flyer


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:32 am 
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Disc brakes in '84 :shock:


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