Touring - Ebisu frames by Jitensha Studio - anyone with expereince or opinions
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I am planning on building a decent commuting/touring bike. I'd really like to get an Atlantis frame by Rivendell, but the current prices are a bit too steep. However, I came across Ebisu frames by Jitensha Studio. Has anyone have any experience with these bike frames? How do they compare to other somparably priced steel frames? Strengths? weaknesses?
06-24-05, 12:24 PM
I looked at thier bikes awhile back The guy's name is Hiroshi I think. IIRC He doesn't build the bike he does the sizing and then sub contracts the work to someone else.Frames are/were about $1100. Nothing necessaily wrong with that but for the same money there are a heck of a lot of builders you can work with one on one. Bruce Gordon's venerable BLT frame is under a grand. Tom Teasdale has been around a long time and also builds a very good custom touring bike frame for under a grand.
Bruce's website is www.bgcycles.com (I think)
Tom is at http://www.tetcycles.com/Frames/Road/Touring/touring.html
I don't know anything about the frames, but I can tell you about Ebisu. Ebisu is the Japanese god of fishermen and grains. It is also a very popular (and good) beer in Japan and a neighborhood of Tokyo. The Ebisy logo on the frames looks very similar to the logo on the beer.
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