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Old 07-18-12, 08:10 PM   #1
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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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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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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.

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