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    3Rensho = "Three round balls" ?

    That's what it kind of sounds like in Mandarin Chinese (san ren cho)...

    I put it together when I saw the 3 balls on the headtube.

    Is that what its supposed to mean?

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    3 consecutive wins. Thats why the balls all have a 1 inside.

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    3 champions i believe...

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    Sikanna translated it for me and shes Japanese so I'm inclined to trust her, but if anyone knows japanese and wants to figure it out 3rensho in Kanji looks like this:


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    I was told by the guys on the Yellow Jersey club team in Madison (years ago when I was in college) that it also has an element of luck or good fortune to it. It should be translated to something like "three fortunate victories" or "three lucky wins". I was told that the number 3 was like our "lucky 7" in Japan, so the meaning was sort of implied rather than overt. Either I was a noob and totally snowed, or I actually know something. I don't know which it is....

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    i knew a kid in high school who had 3 balls. he was ultra sensitive about it, and was moved to tears more than once.

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    I think it's 3 lucky wins, though in the earned good fortune sense, not incidental luck.
    If it's worth the going it's worth the ride.

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    I knew a kid in highschool who had one ball. We called him the *********.

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    im japanese. rensho means "continuous/in a circle (2nd character) winner/to win (3rd character)" first letter is the number 3 character. For example, "Nanarensho, Shichirensho, 7rensho" = Lance Armstrong

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    pawnshop.

    where all your other stuff will end up when you try to buy a sanrensho on ebay

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
    pawnshop.

    where all your other stuff will end up when you try to buy a sanrensho on ebay
    +79234502347092

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
    pawnshop.

    where all your other stuff will end up when you try to buy a sanrensho on ebay
    first thing i thought when i saw this thread.
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    http://fixedgeargallery.com/articles..._Catalogue.pdf

    from the horse's mouth... last page, bottom right.
    three consecutive victories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sers
    i knew a kid in high school who had 3 balls. he was ultra sensitive about it, and was moved to tears more than once.
    i would capitalize on this so much.

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    hahaha

    you're all riding ballbikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by str8flexed
    That's what it kind of sounds like in Mandarin Chinese (san ren cho)...

    I put it together when I saw the 3 balls on the headtube.

    Is that what its supposed to mean?
    i think its more like "
    " san yuen cheeio"

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    literal meaning is three consective wins, but i have a feeling it comes from a rule in keirin (some bets are based on san-ren-sho). my dad knows more about this and i'll ask him this weekend if i end up not going out of town.

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    I think Specialized should change their name to "Three Consecutive Wins". I admit to hating Specialized mostly because of the stupid name "Three Consecutive Wins" would be so much better. And then maybe I could get some cash for that old kid's rockhopper in the garage.

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