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Old 08-05-07, 10:57 AM   #1
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History of Yamaguchi

Hey all',

Anyone here ride a yamaguchi, i recently bought a road frame and discover this decal. Seeing if I got myself a yamaguchi roadie frame.



As far as I concern did Yamaguchi Bicycle ever produce bikes in Japan, or it only started in the US?

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Old 08-05-07, 11:14 AM   #2
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I guess that's what it says... how do you like that color? I have a bike that color. It looks awesome in the sun.
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Hey all',

Anyone here ride a yamaguchi, i recently bought a road frame and discover this decal. Seeing if I got myself a yamaguchi roadie frame.



As far as I concern did Yamaguchi Bicycle ever produce bikes in Japan, or it only started in the US?

Cheeer,
Dub.

koichi yamaguchi built frames in japan before he moved to the US in 1987. he built for 3 rensho
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Yamaguchi Framebuilding History

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1977 - 1981
Chief Frame Builder 3 RENSHO. Built frames for Japanese Professional Keirin riders
Built for Koichi Nakano (10 time Pro Sprint World Champion) and France Look Team Steve Bauer
Japan AMA/PRO Federation National Mechanic

1982 - 1987
Nakamura Bicycles Research & Development Department.; Team Nakamura Director Sportif and Mechanic

1987 - 1988
Chief Frame Builder and Mechanic for Proteus Design (Maryland)

1988 - 1991
Full time Assistant to US National Team Manager (Bill Woodul) USCF at Colorado Springs, CO

1988 - 1992
US National Team Mechanic USCF; Cat 1

1988 - 1989
Founded Yamaguchi Bicycles, Inc
Work with Huffy Corp. (Mike Milton) Olympic Bike Mechanic at Colorado Springs, CO
Designed and Built Team Time Trial Frame for John Stenner (3rd in FinalStage of Tour de Trump).
Baltic Sea Stage Race Mechanic at Finland-U.S.S.R.
World Championship Mechanic at Lyon France . Jr. World Championship Mechanic at Moscow U.S.S.R.

1990
Work with Ben Serrotta (Serotta Storts)Designed & Built US National Team and USSR National Team frames
US National Team Mechanic at Tour de Texas
US National Team Mechanic at Tour de Trump
World Championship Mechanic at Japan
Designed & Built World Championship US National Team Tandem frame
Designed & Built Finland National Team kilo frame

1991
Contract with Performance/USCF to build all US National Team frames
Designed US National Team Tube sets at True Temper Research & Development
World Championship Mechanic at Stuttgart Germany

1992
Contract with Performance/USCF and USOC to build all US Olympic Team frames
Designed & Built Finland Olympic Team kilo frame
Erin Hartwell Olympic Bronze 1k:1st medal ever for the US in Olympic 1k at Barcelona Spain
Olympic Team Mechanic at Barcelona Spain
Designed and Built Mike McCarthy pursuit frame Professional World Champion 1992 at Valencia Spain
Designed & built US Women's Team Time Trial frames World Champions 92 (1st medal ever for the US**
World Championship Mechanic at Valencia Spain
US Team Manager/Mechanic at Japan International Road Race

1993
Designed & built Rebecca Twigg's Aero Stem {World Record Pursuit**
Designed & built Team EDS bikes
Masters Nationals Track Mechanic at Colorado Springs

1994
Designed & built Steve Hegg's World Championship (Hammer, Norway) Point Race frame
UCI World Cup Track Final Mechanic at Colorado Springs

1995
Pre Olympic Mechanic at Colorado Springs

1994 - 1999
Designed & built Electromagnetic training machines for USOC Sports Science and also for U.S. Sprint program

1998
Opened the Yamaguchi Bicycles Framebuilding School

2000
Designed, built & partially sponsored ParaOlympic Team of Al Whaley and Pam Fernandes tandem Gold and World Record 1 kilometer Time Trial. Silver in Sprint.
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