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    McNightrider
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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?

    Cheeer,
    Dub.

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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.
    Because, yeah... uh huh! Umm, yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vee_dub View Post
    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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    http://www.yamaguchibike.com/content...ork_Experience


    Yamaguchi Framebuilding History

    Check out his updated site.


    S/F,
    CEYA!

    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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