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Ishiwata 3.5 "Feather" frameset quality?

Old 06-21-18, 11:12 AM
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Ishiwata 3.5 "Feather" frameset quality?

I'm looking at picking up a frameset built with these tubes. Does anyone have any experience with similar? Would it be worth building up as a randonneur?
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You mean Si35, right?

It's good tubing; usually splined & tri-butted, iirc. The Fuji 'Black Ace' was famously made from it, and a few other Fuji classics.


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So the tubing is good. The frames capability as a radonneurer is more about geometry, braze-ons, build quality etc. Most important is fit. Could you sit on or in it for multiple centuries?
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