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Old 12-09-07, 07:00 PM   #1
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Steel Specialized track frame?

I came across this. I've never seen that frame anywhere. Does anyone have any info?

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Old 12-09-07, 07:16 PM   #2
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Oooh I like that. I see all sorts of weird Specialized bikes cause the headquarters is a block away from my house, but I've never seen that.
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i like that, it doesn't have the big tubes and the yuck geometry. i'd buy a langster frame if that's what it looked like
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Old 12-09-07, 07:47 PM   #4
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i like that, it doesn't have the big tubes and the yuck geometry. i'd buy a langster frame if that's what it looked like
+ one million

edit: the guy who owns it has his email address on his FGG page.
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Old 12-09-07, 08:01 PM   #6
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Seriously, that is a dope looking bike. Lugged Columbus tubing and it is a Specialized? Sign me up.
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Old 12-09-07, 08:06 PM   #7
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i wonder if it's something older or newer......
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Looking closely at the pic, it looks like it has an S-Works logo on the seattube. It must be pretty old... Very nice, though.
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Old 12-09-07, 08:11 PM   #9
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3Rensho made some specialized frames in the eighties.
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Old 12-09-07, 08:22 PM   #10
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3Rensho made some specialized frames in the eighties.
http://bike123.com/used_bikes/used_b...ew.php?ID=1533
not a great pic,
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that brake lever placement is jackass thread worthy
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Yeah, I think that's a 3Rensho. I know a guy who have a similar frame. It's not an Allez, just a regular specialized with 3Rensho stays.
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Since its such a cool frame lets tear it down and we'll feel better.
The lever is stupid, the chain is too ****ing tight, the brake pads suck and that stem is ugly!! Plus, he needs to go cut the damn grass instead of taking pics of his bike for FGG!!
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Looking closely at the pic, it looks like it has an S-Works logo on the seattube. It must be pretty old... Very nice, though.
Hrm, it doesn't look old and the 3Rensho frames were made in the '80s. The Specialized logo is of the new type and the paint doesn't look 20 years old. I suppose he could have had it re-painted but it looks very new to me. He is in Alameda, CA, is that near the Specialized HQ? Perhaps it is a test-model or something? Would 3Reshso have used Columbus tubes?
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Hrm, it doesn't look old and the 3Rensho frames were made in the '80s. The Specialized logo is of the new type and the paint doesn't look 20 years old. I suppose he could have had it re-painted but it looks very new to me. He is in Alameda, CA, is that near the Specialized HQ? Perhaps it is a test-model or something? Would 3Reshso have used Columbus tubes?
Specialized HQ is in Morgan Hill, about an hour and a half from Alameda.
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Some of the Allez bikes were made by Yoshi Konno/3Rensho, but a lot more of them were made by Miyata. I'm not sure if there's a way to tell.

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From an archived thread. It's an Allez bike from whenever those were around.
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Regardless, that's an awfully kludgy build. Ugh...
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i hope it's some sorta test model. they'd sell mad frames if so..........



but i know it isn't....


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I want that in neon green.
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Considering that the bike is steel tube I'm not surprised the tubes are so small.

I'm pretty sure you're not going to find a modern aluminum frame with tiny tubes.

But, If steel is your thing then go for it.
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Considering that the bike is steel tube I'm not surprised the tubes are so small.

I'm pretty sure you're not going to find a modern aluminum frame with tiny tubes.

But, If steel is your thing then go for it.
What in the world are you talking about? About all steel frames look about just like that. Its a common tube size.
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What in the world are you talking about? About all steel frames look about just like that. Its a common tube size.
agreed--I think the tubes look smallish because,
judging by the head tube length it is a larger
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With that saddle-to-bar-drop, huge stem and deep track drops, I sincerely doubt the owner rides in the drops even a majority of the time.

Wrap your bars, people.
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Just a heads up, that looks an awful lot like an allez with track ends brazed in. water bottle bosses, slack head tube, frame tube peg? Not saying its a bad bike, those allezs are classy bikes, but be aware.
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