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Old 12-28-09, 10:20 PM   #1
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looking for 70's / 80's fork + frame (emeryville)

newbie from emeryville, ca need advice

hello,

...hunting for a lightweight steel frame and fork. I have a Shogun frame that was totaled in a wreck and need to strip the parts and build a new bike...

im in the bay area, specifically emeryville, ca.

can anyone direct me to a good reputable inexpensive store that can sell me a used 70's - 80's road frame around 52 - 53cm?

also: will i have bottom braket dimension load problems while exchanging that gear to any other frame that is not a japanese (shogun model)

thanks alot,,,,,
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Old 12-28-09, 10:30 PM   #2
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newbie from emeryville, ca need advice

hello,

...hunting for a lightweight steel frame and fork. I have a Shogun frame that was totaled in a wreck and need to strip the parts and build a new bike...

im in the bay area, specifically emeryville, ca.

can anyone direct me to a good reputable inexpensive store that can sell me a used 70's - 80's road frame around 52 - 53cm?

also: will i have bottom braket dimension load problems while exchanging that gear to any other frame that is not a japanese (shogun model)

thanks alot,,,,,
I'm not in your area (I'm across the Columbia River from Portland, Orygun), but your bottom bracket is almost certainly standard "English" thread. 99.9% of Japanese bikes from that era, and 99.99% of newer bikes have the same threads.

Since you're swapping the frame and fork, you should get a headset with whatever you find. Many cheaper Japanese bikes from then used the JIS standards for headset dimensions, while European bikes used ISO dimensions. They're very close, but not compatible.
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If you venture over to San Rafael sometime, check out the Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery. Sometimes you can find a real gem of a bike from that era. They also have a myriad of bikes and parts of all kinds and the money goes towards a good cause. A few years back, I found a Fuji Espree in excellent condition there for not much at all.
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