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    Senior Member Briareos's Avatar
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    Japanese Framebuilder Distributors?

    The last few years (sidelined by health problems) I've been trying to build a nice vintage road bike circa late 80's early 90's. I decided on DA 7402 with downtube shifters but I wanted a Japanese steel road frame to go with Shimano parts, but its so hard to find distributors for Japanese framebuilders.

    I found a bike shop that sells online that is a Panasonic importer but it's going to cost $1,600 bucks for a Panasonic road frame. I'm not above paying that at all, but I would like to know of other options.

    Anyone know anybody who distributes Japanese built frames?

    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I really couldn't figure out which one to put this thread in...

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    Jitensha
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    Old fart JohnDThompson's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudboy View Post
    Jitensha
    Or, depending on your taste, Toei.

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    I like toei's web page.

    I'm changing my web page to say I'm the dean of framebuilding in Boalsburg, PA


    on edit: darn, forgot Bill Grove lives down the street

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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    I'm changing my web page to say I'm the dean of framebuilding in Boalsburg, PA
    Not until you've built a bike for the Emperor of Pennsylvania.

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    http://www.jitensha.com/eng/aboutframes_e.html

    Both have nice looking bikes, too bad they don't have full screen pics.

    Brian
    Last edited by calstar; 07-23-12 at 08:55 PM.

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