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Old 01-19-07, 03:13 AM   #1
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Favorite NJS Frame maker?

Curious as to whats most loved right now back there? Seems like 3rensho will never die but i dont know whats going on there for sure.
There are 40 different makes so i cant do a poll.


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Old 01-19-07, 08:38 AM   #2
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samson, makino, peloton's filet brazed frames. top 3 for me.

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Old 01-19-07, 08:52 AM   #3
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Samson is my lust

but I really love my Bridgestone alot.

what's the favorite in Japan
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Old 01-19-07, 08:56 AM   #5
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Samson is my lust

but I really love my Bridgestone alot.

what's the favorite in Japan

Yahoo!'s auction site here is full of vivalos. Don't know whether that means they love 'em (and have a lot) or hate 'em (and are getting ride of them).
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Old 01-19-07, 08:58 AM   #6
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Level, that's the only njs frame i've owned so i may be a little bias
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Just been trawling FGG looking for my favourite submissions of 2006, there's one Nagasawa that's running away with it IMHO. I've never ridden a keirin bike, but I know his are my favourite to look at.
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I've only ever ridden my 3rensho and a friend's Bridgestone, so I guess I don't really have much upon which to form a decent opinion. That said, I'd buy another 3rensho in a minute and, were I to travel to Japan to get myself a custom, it'd be a Kiyo.
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Samson and 3Rensho are the frames for which I lust.

Especially that yellow Samson frame someone posted awhile back with the chrome fork and rear triangle.

Level is definitely a close third.
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Old 01-19-07, 10:51 AM   #11
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so, 3rensho doesn't exist any more, but Makino-san, who used to build for Konno-san in the 3rensho shop, has his own brand now. If you're looking for a "new" 3rensho, you'll find Makinos are quite close.
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You gotta go with what you know: Levant and Kalavinka for me. Also a big fan of Level, BP, and Panasonic.
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Also Iribes, Kalavinka, Makino. Hell they're all so sweet. Reminton for the webbed lugs. Those are bananas.
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Reminton for the webbed lugs. Those are bananas.
yea those are so the ****!
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I love Reminton lugs. I love the Bomber Pro name. And I love the Gan Well Pro for being the first track bike I'd ever seen and made me stop and go, "Whoa...".
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RAP for me because he was the first one I met. I have met most in Tokyo or they know of me.

My next trip I will be going to see Kiyo, Level( redoing my Level) , Makino (get some stuff done),RAP( get my custom and seeing a good friend), Kalavinka ( seeing what is new), Watanabe.

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Presto.
Find me one in 58, please.
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I've never ridden any NJS bike, so with absolutely no basis except that they're beautiful , I love Bridgestone/Anchor and Panasonic bikes. Now if I could only get one in 60 cm cheaply (both of which are probably nigh impossible), I'd be set.
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Ive never ridden/owned but I really like Bridgesone and Kalavinka, very pretty.
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