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    hey people i am off to Japan for a few weeks and wanted to know if any of you know where i can pick up a used KEIRIN frame. i have a few sources but wanted to see if any of you that have been have other sources. A specific shop or hole in the wall for instance. I am not looking to buy more than one frame. Just thought i would take advantage of the trip to buy a new frame if possible.

    thanks for the help

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    If you happen to speak japanese (or know someone who does) this site might offer some insight: http://www.e-framebank.com/

    I think it's some sort of keirin frame recycling program.

    m.

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    cool thanks mcatano. i had not seen this site yet. i will show it to my japanese friends see what it says

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    Whoa... that Japanese site looks pretty sweet.

    Babel Fish offers free translation and does a passable job to boot. I wouldn't order anything off a translated website, but it's a good way to get an idea of what's there. Just type in the URL (www.e-framebank.com) and tell it to translate Japanese to English.

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    The frame bank is a program to get teens (15 and under) into Keirin racing. As far as I know, you have to register for the frame, and they have to run a check on you or something like that for you to get the frame.

    I know, I am bummed too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwylie75
    hey people i am off to Japan for a few weeks and wanted to know if any of you know where i can pick up a used KEIRIN frame. i have a few sources but wanted to see if any of you that have been have other sources. A specific shop or hole in the wall for instance. I am not looking to buy more than one frame. Just thought i would take advantage of the trip to buy a new frame if possible.

    thanks for the help

    d

    When are you going to Japan and what part? Let me know ASAP!!!

    S/F,
    CEYA!

    You can PM me the answer.

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    The good folk here have some new & used keirin stuff laying around usually
    http://www.cycle-recycle-depot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamHouston
    The good folk here have some new & used keirin stuff laying around usually
    http://www.cycle-recycle-depot.com/

    Good store and good friends. Seiya runs the shop. If you need directions let me know I can PM to you.

    S/F,
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    R U in Nippon yet?


    S/F,
    CEYA!

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    Suggest you contact TokyoCycling http://www.tokyocycling.com/ to find an LBS where you can get an affordable Keirin frame. If you need help communicating ask for Tanaka-san at Kimi Information Center in Ikebukuro http://www.kimiwillbe.com/. Tell her that the Irishman who mostly wins at Nakayama Keibajou (racetrack in Chiba) sends his yoroshiku.

    Gambatte!

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    yes i am in nippon. Tokyo actually. I met with the maker of kalavika frames a couple of days ago. VERY NICE man. i will look into the other links. thank you very much for the lookout

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    PM coming your way!!

    S/F,
    CEYA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwylie75
    yes i am in nippon. Tokyo actually. I met with the maker of kalavika frames a couple of days ago. VERY NICE man. i will look into the other links. thank you very much for the lookout

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    Did you meet Tomity-san as well? He just lurves Kalavinkas.
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    no i just met the very nice man that makes the frames. i will post some images to my site when i get back. he was the nicest person!! i had a translator with me so it was easy.


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    cool websites. arigatou gozaima****a.

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