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    Way Older Japanese Bicycles

    I was actually just trying to find some info on Azuki bicycles when I came across this website:

    http://www.eva.hi-ho.ne.jp/ootsu/

    Thought all you history buffs would get a kick out of these 19th century Japanese bicycles!
    Pedal To The Metal! Or something like that...

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    Very cool! Thanks!
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    Speaking of which, I was in Tokyo about a month ago and visited the "Edo Tokyo Museum". They had a really neat bicycle collection on display. Many were old Japanese bicycles. True to Japanese form, even the old bikes had some inovative gadgets on them.
    Mike

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    So did anyone ever find anything on Azuki bikes from the 70's?

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    Nope, other than they were Nishiki's re-badeged lower end models, I believe.
    Pedal To The Metal! Or something like that...

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    70's Azuki found

    Quote Originally Posted by MKRG
    So did anyone ever find anything on Azuki bikes from the 70's?

    I've got one, possibly interested in parting with her, she has little to no miles on her, all origional parts except tires, clips, seat, interesting piece of history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike
    Speaking of which, I was in Tokyo about a month ago and visited the "Edo Tokyo Museum". They had a really neat bicycle collection on display. Many were old Japanese bicycles. True to Japanese form, even the old bikes had some inovative gadgets on them.

    That museum rocks!

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    I cannot read it?

    What are the jap links for the bikes ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by derailled View Post
    I cannot read it?

    What are the jap links for the bikes ?
    You clicked on a nearly 8 year old link. You're lucky there was even a server there.
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    I maNAGED TO FIND SOMETHING ON ZEBRAKENKO IN HERE. www.sekaimon.com/i200513914973

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    This should help in your Azuki search, although I suspect you've already seen it.

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    Which link is it?

    Kinda hard to find it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beats Walking View Post
    I was actually just trying to find some info on Azuki bicycles when I came across this website:

    http://www.eva.hi-ho.ne.jp/ootsu/

    Thought all you history buffs would get a kick out of these 19th century Japanese bicycles!

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    Where are you?

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    wikipedia has a few entries realtively informative..look under Nishiki...

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