Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 64
  1. #1
    Fahrrad Mama kiwigem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    831
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    A "Show Your MARUISHI Here!" thread- why not?

    You've already seen mine, but someone has to start us off. Come on! I can't be the only person who has one. There must be, like, five of us.
    Roadace 7 circa 1983

  2. #2
    Can'tre Member 3alarmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Wonderland
    My Bikes
    White Rabbit custom
    Posts
    6,206
    Mentioned
    82 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshire Cat
    Only a few find the way, some don't recognize it when they do - some... don't ever want to.

  3. #3
    Senior Member auchencrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    10,019
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    TA18 Tour Ace

    Last edited by auchencrow; 03-08-12 at 09:53 AM.
    - Auchen

  4. #4
    Oldtimer borgagain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Foothills of the Catskills in New York
    My Bikes
    1972 Raleigh LTD, 1985 Cannondale SR300 (2), 1986 ROSS Eurotour, 1991 Giant Sedona MTB, 1992 Trek Antelope MTB
    Posts
    221
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here's a link to a page devoted to my Nashbar Maruishi:

    http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/nashbartoure.html

    After I replaced the rear spokes, it's a really nice ride. I've changed the handlebars and brake levers (now QR) since these pictures were taken but it's essentially the same bike.

    The second century I did on it went much better.
    Resistance is futile. Mechanical enhancement is inevitable. You will be assimilated into your bicycle.
    My Bikes

  5. #5
    Lanterne Rouge cb400bill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Kalamazoo MI
    Posts
    7,328
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by borgagain View Post
    Here's a link to a page devoted to my Nashbar Maruishi:

    http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/nashbartoure.html
    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

    Viscount Aerospace Pro Trek 770 Cannondale Synapse

  6. #6
    Senior Member auchencrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    10,019
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    - Just 4 Maruishi bikes in the whole world?

    No wonder they went out of biz!
    - Auchen

  7. #7
    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Village, New York City
    My Bikes
    too many
    Posts
    18,357
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Wow, these are nice.

    3alarmer, your chain is too long.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

    Tom Reingold
    Residences: West Village, New York City and High Falls, NY
    Employer: Larry's Freewheeling, 301 W 110 St, New York, NY 10026
    Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

  8. #8
    Can'tre Member 3alarmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Wonderland
    My Bikes
    White Rabbit custom
    Posts
    6,206
    Mentioned
    82 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Wow, these are nice.

    3alarmer, your chain is too long.
    That's exactly what she said...........

    (these are the "as received" photos)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshire Cat
    Only a few find the way, some don't recognize it when they do - some... don't ever want to.

  9. #9
    Can'tre Member 3alarmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Wonderland
    My Bikes
    White Rabbit custom
    Posts
    6,206
    Mentioned
    82 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    - Just 4 Maruishi bikes in the whole world?

    We are gonna get rich on flea-bay.
    fify
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshire Cat
    Only a few find the way, some don't recognize it when they do - some... don't ever want to.

  10. #10
    Fahrrad Mama kiwigem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    831
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    - Just 4 Maruishi bikes in the whole world?

    No wonder they went out of biz!
    Hey- we're 80% to my goal of 5 bikes (really cool ones, I think, too)!
    I thought Maruishi was doing well in Japan until just a couple years ago. Didn't they go down in some Enron-esque blaze of shame?

  11. #11
    Senior Member auchencrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    10,019
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by kiwigem View Post
    Hey- we're 80% to my goal of 5 bikes (really cool ones, I think, too)!
    I thought Maruishi was doing well in Japan until just a couple years ago. Didn't they go down in some Enron-esque blaze of shame?
    Yes, they zonked out on some Enron type debacle. This webpage on Maruishi touring bikes touches on that.

    Too bad because these were very nice bikes - (At least as good as any of the better known and respected 80's Japanese makes).

    BTW - here are links to the only catalogs I could find on the web: (You'll need a current Adobe reader plug-in to view/download them.)

    http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~rpinder/Maruishi.pdf

    http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~rpinder/Maruishi2.pdf



    - And here is my golden kangaroo!

    - Auchen

  12. #12
    Senior Member auchencrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    10,019
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
    fify
    Thanks 3alarmer, but I'm afraid their obscurity doesn't quite work to our advantage!
    - Auchen

  13. #13
    dmp
    dmp is offline
    '84 and '09 Pinarellos dmp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Denver, CO
    My Bikes
    '84 Pinarello Record Equipe rebuilt with Campy Chorus/ Record; 2009 Pinarello Paris/ Campy SR 11sp
    Posts
    347
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wish I had pictures of mine (I sold it in 1984 to buy my Pinarello.). It was a one of a kind prototype that I bought as a bare frame and was about 2cm too big for me, but was so beautiful I bought it anyway. I got it at the old (original, not current) Bicycle Renaissance on Columbus Ave in NYC. Criterium geometry, vertical dropouts, with an indent in the seat tube (really short seat stays), thinned lugs with perfect brazing. Red, of course. I built it up with Campy NR drivetrain and Suntour Superbe brakes that I moved over to the Pinarello. I hope someone in Seattle still has it.

    Without pictures (and current ownership) I'm not sure if it counts towards your 5....
    Last edited by dmp; 03-08-12 at 08:41 PM.

  14. #14
    Senior Member auchencrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    10,019
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Unless it was something like the Professional in the first catalog link above, I really can't visualize it from your description, dmp. - But I'll take your word for it: Make it #5.
    - I am sure it would have been something to see.
    - Auchen

  15. #15
    Senior Member flash2070's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    609
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I got this lovely Maruishi about a year ago at a arae sale. It was too big for me so I sold it. he gentleman that bought it had a vintage Bianchi. He said that the Maruishi rode better in his opinion. He had been riding this Bianchi for years, and the Maru for a few days after I sold it to him! This baby was in immaculate condition and it cost me the sum of $40.00.









    Flash

  16. #16
    Senior Member shipwreck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    846
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mine was found in a shed at the city park while I was working there, lots of weeds growing up thru the wheels. A Maruishi Emperor.
    Its a cheaper frame, I guess, the lugs are rough and no derailer hanger. But it is one of those rigs that just ride really nice. Its been lots of things, fixed gear/single speed, rando, three speed and right now a north road bar city bike with stem shifters(I wanted to try it, not a huge fan, going back to the bar ends).
    Here it is in touring mode. It had Shimano 600 on it when I found it, and thats pretty much what it gets in gearing mode. Love my Maruishi.



    And to prove that I ride it(at least to train stations). I am seriously considering taking on my Mississippi River Trail ride this summer instead of my Univega GT. No brazons, but I love the ride.
    Last edited by shipwreck; 03-09-12 at 01:57 AM.

  17. #17
    a77impala a77impala's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Western South Dakota
    Posts
    1,143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No picture but I gave my daughter a Maruishi fixti that I turned into a 5 speed grocery getter. Very nice bike I found at the Yellow Bike I volunteer at.

    Just checked a fixed gear site, they had 15 Maruishi's pictured.
    Last edited by a77impala; 03-09-12 at 05:18 AM.
    Treks, 79-710, 83-600, 85-420, 87-560, 90-930,92-970, 95-930, 96-930, 1220, LeMonds, 2000 Zurich, 05-Etape, 06-Versailles

  18. #18
    Fahrrad Mama kiwigem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    831
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for those links, Auch! It's the first catalog scan I have seen. And it appears my bike's color is "Claret Wine." I have most definitely never seen wine that color, and I might avoid it if I did! (That's saying something, believe me.)
    Now I want to take a photo of my golden kangaroo, too...

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    76
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here is my Nashbar Sport EX, Maruishi frame and it's re-birth:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/1175775...M22kNio793AxwE

    It's been great, but I'm thinking of finding a new home for it.

    dave

  20. #20
    Senior Member that_guy_zach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    omicron persei 8
    Posts
    812
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I recently and very reluctantly sold this Tourace.

  21. #21
    Fahrrad Mama kiwigem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    831
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not to be left out:

  22. #22
    Fahrrad Mama kiwigem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    831
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dmp View Post
    I wish I had pictures of mine (I sold it in 1984 to buy my Pinarello.). It was a one of a kind prototype that I bought as a bare frame and was about 2cm too big for me, but was so beautiful I bought it anyway. I got it at the old (original, not current) Bicycle Renaissance on Columbus Ave in NYC. Criterium geometry, vertical dropouts, with an indent in the seat tube (really short seat stays), thinned lugs with perfect brazing. Red, of course. I built it up with Campy NR drivetrain and Suntour Superbe brakes that I moved over to the Pinarello. I hope someone in Seattle still has it.

    Without pictures (and current ownership) I'm not sure if it counts towards your 5....
    Ha! You can probably tell by my set up that mine is technically a little too big, too. I am just so taken with it I don't care.

  23. #23
    Can'tre Member 3alarmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Wonderland
    My Bikes
    White Rabbit custom
    Posts
    6,206
    Mentioned
    82 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by kiwigem View Post
    Ha! You can probably tell by my set up that mine is technically a little too big, too.
    I am just so taken with it I don't care.
    That's about the same amount of seat post I have showing
    on some of the bikes I enjoy riding the most, right now.

    Not sure what that means, other than it follows an older school
    philosophy of frame fit/rider.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshire Cat
    Only a few find the way, some don't recognize it when they do - some... don't ever want to.

  24. #24
    Can'tre Member 3alarmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Wonderland
    My Bikes
    White Rabbit custom
    Posts
    6,206
    Mentioned
    82 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    That's it ??? There are maybe five or six of these remaining as road bikes
    and the remaining ones have been fixified ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshire Cat
    Only a few find the way, some don't recognize it when they do - some... don't ever want to.

  25. #25
    Fahrrad Mama kiwigem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    831
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^Too funny. My goal was five, so i'm good.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •