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 Post subject: Japanese bikes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:39 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I'm interested to see that there are some Japanese bike makers/brands such as Takara. I've also seen mention of a maker called Kuwahara, who made bikes for other brands (including Takara, but also western brands.

As I'm quite interested in 70s/80s Japanese guitars I'd be interested to learn more bout Japanese brands/makers. Are there many such bikes available? The sole Takara I can find on ebay is being sold at quite a high BIN http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-80s-T ... 51a4d82b6b


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese bikes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:56 am 
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It's not a road bike but check out the Araya Muddy Fox in my sig.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese bikes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:57 am 
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It's not a road bike but check out the Araya Muddy Fox in my sig. If you go to the end of page 2 it has another link to the finished item.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese bikes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:04 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Interesting. The links are dead now, but is/was that the original paint job! Psychedelic!

There are no Ayara bikes on ebay at the moment. Are there other Japanese brands that I could add to a stored search?


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese bikes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:40 pm 
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Miyata
Panasonic
Fuji
Bridgestone
Univega
Zebrakenko
3rensho
Zunow

and there are many more


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese bikes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:50 pm 
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I am a 3Rensho fanatic, its my favorite bike after Cinelli

here is the thread for my early 80s road model:

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese bikes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:01 pm 
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Many fine builders make frames for Keirin racing. Check out Nagasawa, Samson, Makino, Vivalo and of course 3Rensho


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese bikes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Enthusiast site on one of the Japanese brands >>

http://panasonicbikemuseum.info/

On Fuji >>

http://www.classicfuji.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese bikes
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:00 am 
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Ekimov's Panasonic >>

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candy apple Zebrakenko >>

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Miyata detail >>

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