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3rensho '83 possibly '84 Specialized Allez

Old 04-20-21, 05:13 PM
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3rensho '83 possibly '84 Specialized Allez

Found one - and she's a beaut. Curiously, this one, which is clearly a 3rensho frame, came with (according to the catalog) the 1984 Tange fork. The obvious conclusion is San Rensho built what appears to be a very small percentage of the '84 Specialized Allez's. Gorgeous frames - if I give a good ding to the top tube or downtube with my index finger the frame rings like a tuning fork for a good 15 seconds - something I've only seen on the finest steel frames.








ahhhh..those beautiful 3rensho lugs..





another dead-ringer clue it's 3rensho built: the 'EO Medalist' bottom bracket simply stamped with the frame size.

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Wow. Beautiful. Post some pictures after it's finished.
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Yep, it sure has some Konno earmarks, a real find! Too bad about the fork, but can't win 'em all!
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Looks great!

Can you post a close up picture of the downtube shifter boss? It looks like something unusual is going on there.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
Looks great!

Can you post a close up picture of the downtube shifter boss? It looks like something unusual is going on there.
Ah good eye! That's just part of the shift lever that I forgot to remove..nothing wrong with the boss
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