Old 11-14-15, 05:31 PM
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Bikes: '73 falcon sr, '76 grand record, '84 davidson

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i might use the term "dead" to describe the valite frame i had, but i've only had one of them. that's not a good sample size to draw from. (but it would be hard for me to buy another.)

all the other mid-level japanese bikes i've had were really nice. the list includes:

- both early '80s univega gran rally frames (tange champion).
- '79 sekai 4000 (tange champion).
- '88 miyata 312.
- '85 fiori napoli (tange).
- '83 nishiki international (kuwamura).
- '81 trek 414 (ishiwata).

these were all nicer rides than the lower- and lower-mid level japanese bikes i've had.

oh, and my '84 davidson is made from tange, and it's about the nicest bike i've owned.

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