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Old 01-10-05, 08:12 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-10-05, 08:14 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 01-10-05, 08:17 AM   #3
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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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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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When are you going to Japan and what part? Let me know ASAP!!!

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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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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.

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R U in Nippon yet?


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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.

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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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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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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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