Kyoso latest find
Here's my latest find a Kyoso 5 speed in 1'st paint all there condition. Picked it up yesterday at a elderly's man shed. He say's he's the 1'st owner and claims no parts have been changed during it's life. The bike obviously is a low end model still it has shimi parts and thats not too bad i believe.
I anybody can supply some info on where this bike was made and such i'll be very happy.
On the top tube it has 2 very small decals which read Go was this the model?
Brakes: dia compe
Brakehandles: dia compe
Crank: silstar (sr)
Shifters: shimano altus
F/derr. shimano altus
R/derr: shimano altus
Seatpost: no name
Saddle: Kyoso suede
Rims: Mavic e2
More pix will follow.
Last edited by BG2; 09-04-10 at 10:28 AM.
go is 5 in japanese. I dont know anything else about the bike though. Cool find!
Looks like a pretty decent find, I like the brown saddle. Can't say I know anything about the marque, there was an abundance of japanese makers at one point, some more well known as others, but I'm sure someone here has something to say about it. What do those tubing decals say?
Ah, if go means 5 than i think it could be a link to the gears on the wheel as it's a 5 speed model (10 actually :-)
The decals say Kyoso if that is what you mean, but if it refers to the decals on the seattube and forklegs it's "fabricated with Femco hith tensile tubing"
Have cleaned it up a bit and it looks nicer and nicer now for the real cleanup :-)
I'll post more pix later
No idea about the brand as I've never heard of it, but Kyoso means "competition" in Japanese.