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Old 03-21-20, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by jetboy View Post
It may not be a coincidence that the great deals are on larger frame bikes..... I am fairly tall but often curse as a bike is super cheap at 63cm and its just out of what I can really properly use.
That's been my experience. Always seem to see killer deals on the tall bikes. There's a Miyata 1000 sitting on Craigslist near me for a song - 61cm.
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Well this was not a bargain, but it is something I have been after for years. A 1988 3Rensho Katana, mechanically perfect, zero rust. zero dents, with scabby paint, in my size and I'm so happy I'm willing to gloat a bit .



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Old 03-21-20, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by jetboy View Post
yes this very interesting engineering history- more please if you have it.


There's plenty more, I could go on for days.

I've posted many stories with my bikes.

He has the build sheets posted so many of them can be dated exactly and who they were built for, original components and much else.

Last year at the show in Anacortes Wa. 3 people said it was worth the trip just to see one of his bikes, I had 2 there, 1 person didn't even know who he was but did know what they were looking at. His bikes always attract attention.

He has a FB page with tons of info including current projects that are way above the paygrade we normally see.

I'll add some more later.
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Old 03-21-20, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
Some great history there!

And, is that a 52 tooth big ring?!?!?!?
I believe so, not original but could have had one when it was built.
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Old 03-21-20, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Nemosengineer View Post
Well this was not a bargain, but it is something I have been after for years. A 1988 3Rensho Katana, mechanically perfect, zero rust. zero dents, with scabby paint, in my size and I'm so happy I'm willing to gloat a bit .



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that is gloat worthy at any price
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Old 03-21-20, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by mgopack42 View Post
Much better. AND you have Lost Coast for brews!!!
We have a half dozen or more breweries up here. Lost Coast, Mad River, Redwood Curtain, Six Rivers, I forget the others. If you like beer, Humboldt is a good place to go.
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Diamondback Interval TG

So I got a great deal on this today. Fits and rides great, also has Tange OS tubing which I found out is very good stuff.

Should have taken a better photo on the way home.
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