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    3rensho made Specialized Allez track frame?

    Does anyone know for sure about the truth in this? I just bought a frame on ebay that claims it was a 3rensho made specialized and was wondering if there was any definitive way to confirm this. Here is a link to the auction:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250231838033

    If anyone knows how to identify the year of the frame I would be interested in that as well.

    Thanks!

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    Post in vintage bike section, they'll probably know.

    For the record, 3Rensho DID make some very early Specialized Allez models, so the guy isn't pulling this info out of thin air. Judging by the lugs I'd make a guess that it's a 3Rensho but my opinion is moot as I am no vintage expert...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdx View Post
    Does anyone know for sure about the truth in this? I just bought a frame on ebay that claims it was a 3rensho made specialized and was wondering if there was any definitive way to confirm this. Here is a link to the auction:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250231838033

    If anyone knows how to identify the year of the frame I would be interested in that as well.

    Thanks!
    Ask Andy Muzi at yellowjersey.org. He was the importer of San Renshos and is otherwise the guru of all things San Rensho.
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    That frame went for surprisingly little.
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    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    That frame went for surprisingly little.
    Specialized aint hip for the street.
    "once you go tarck, you never go barck"

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    Specialized/3Rensho

    It is true. I have two 3Rensho's, and an Allez Specialized Track bike. I can not speak for the road bike, but the lug's& dropouts for the Allez, and the my older 3Rensho are identical. Yoshi Kono was hired to build the Allez in the early 80's because Specialized was in Japan at that time.

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    There you have it... I wasn't bull****tin.

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    Just found your query,
    San Rensho made the 1983 Allez, mostly road frames, they also made something like a dozen or two track frames.
    They are the only Specialized track frames made in the 80s. They had Campy drop outs and if the fork is original, it should have an offset fork crown.
    I've had one for 25 years and love it.
    jr

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    Quote Originally Posted by jar2321 View Post
    Just found your query,
    San Rensho made the 1983 Allez, mostly road frames, they also made something like a dozen or two track frames.
    They are the only Specialized track frames made in the 80s. They had Campy drop outs and if the fork is original, it should have an offset fork crown.
    I've had one for 25 years and love it.
    jr
    Halloween was 2 days ago, but good info nonetheless.
    Il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace

    1980 3Rensho-- 1975 Raleigh Sprite 3spd
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