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Old 12-12-09, 07:52 PM   #1
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Watanabe Frames

Are they any good? How are they on the NJS hierarchy?
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Old 12-12-09, 10:16 PM   #2
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You must be watching that frame from affinity; they're sick man, like any NJS frame. I think within the 35 give-or-take NJS brands, it's all a matter of personal preference. My favorites are Remintons, Samsons, and Bridgestones.
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You must be watching that frame from affinity; they're sick man, like any NJS frame. I think within the 35 give-or-take NJS brands, it's all a matter of personal preference. My favorites are Remintons, Samsons, and Bridgestones.
Haha, yep. How much do you think it''s really worth? That 3Rensho they had went for $600 +shipping w/o a fork. But it's definitely cheaper than buying one from the Japan-based online stores.
I heard Watanabes are actually made by the guy who made 3Renshos? Is that true?
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no, that's not true, because they guy who made 3renshos - yoshi konno - is dead.

like many other keirin frame companies, watanabe makes nice bikes.
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no, that's not true, because they guy who made 3renshos - yoshi konno - is dead.

like many other keirin frame companies, watanabe makes nice bikes.
Ok thanks. I'm stuck between two choices right now. I can either get that used Watanabe for prolly $600 or I can get a new custom Marinoni Pista for around $680.

Which would be better?
The Marinoni has some good Columbus Zona steel, but the Watanabe only has Tange 1 tubing.
But the Watanabe might look slightly better.
New or old?
hmm...
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makino used to do 3rensho too iirc. he's now building makinos, duh.


i'm biased, but i like peloton. not too many people doing fillet brazed steel, i kinda prefer the look to lugged
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