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12-29-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,235
Posted By Catnap

I went a little crazy this year: ...

I went a little crazy this year:

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from right to...
12-29-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By Catnap

europeans often sequence birthdates differently...

europeans often sequence birthdates differently than the USA; I.e. day / month / year instead of month / day / year.
12-28-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,525
Posted By Catnap

i didn’t know about the GCN profile on Shinkai -...

i didn’t know about the GCN profile on Shinkai - I will check that out now. Two days ago I trolled through all 112 index pages (1000+ articles) of the Shinkai blog to dig up all the interesting...
12-28-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By Catnap

Here’s a few: 1. unless a seller specifies...

Here’s a few:
1. unless a seller specifies they ship to the USA, they won’t be listed on eBay.com. Visit eBay.fr for cheap prices on rare French items, eBay.it for Italian, etc. most European...
12-28-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,525
Posted By Catnap

As a part-time restorer / reseller of vintage...

As a part-time restorer / reseller of vintage bikes, and having rented space from an entrepreneur who launched a retail store in NYC specializing in restored vintage bikes, I find Steel Vintage very...
12-13-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Catnap

quick update here: the issue was the bolt...

quick update here: the issue was the bolt diameter. I measured it with my calipers and it was 6.8mm diameter. so, roughly 7mm. All of the bolts I had measured to either 5.8mm or 7.8mm diameter,...
12-10-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Catnap

I’ve never heard of this brand but looking at it,...

I’ve never heard of this brand but looking at it, I’d say it was probably made as an import, as opposed to being for the domestic Japanese market. Looking at the seat cluster and rear dropouts, it...
12-08-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Catnap

update: I posted the article to a couple Facebook...

update: I posted the article to a couple Facebook groups and it turns out this bike was featured in a book from 1981.
...
12-07-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Catnap

another update - I'm now fairly certain that this...

another update - I'm now fairly certain that this is a custom version of the 3Rensho Cyclone Super Record, from around 1978-1979. I dug up a 3Rensho Cyclone catalog, and the seat stays, decals and...
12-06-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Catnap

pcb im leaving the bars untaped; they look so...

pcb im leaving the bars untaped; they look so good bare with the warm gold ano. Often gold ano is a harsh bright yellow color. This ano has faded into a nice rose gold / champagne color throughout....
12-06-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Catnap

Help with History of 3Rensho Show Bike

I finished restoring this 3Rensho recently, and just got some high-res pictures to share. I only know a little bit of its history, and am hoping the good folks here at Bikeforums can help me validate...
12-03-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,818
Posted By Catnap

digging up this zombie thread to promote a blog...

digging up this zombie thread to promote a blog post I just did today on the history of the short-lived collaboration between Eddy Merckx and Miyata. I pulled together all the info I could find and...
11-29-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By Catnap

You can read all about it here, and see a gallery...

You can read all about it here, and see a gallery of photos: https://djcatnap.com/jo-routens-650b-restoration. It was shown at the 2015 Eroica Concours d'Elegance, and ridden in the Eroica. I sold...
11-29-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By Catnap

interesting to see that Routens has a Cyclo rear...

interesting to see that Routens has a Cyclo rear derailleur, but a braze-on for a modern(ish) front derailleur. I wonder if that modification was done at a later date. The Routens I owned was the...
11-29-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By Catnap

Bridgestone Eurasia Restorations

Over the summer months I restored two Bridgestone Eurasia ES-1 "sportif" bikes that I had imported from Japan. The history of the Eurasia line is really interesting: in a nutshell, it was a...
11-26-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Catnap

It’s this model of stem: ...

It’s this model of stem:


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11-23-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Catnap

LOL the post was up for 6 minutes before being...

LOL the post was up for 6 minutes before being dib'sed. i can't compete with you guys.
Replies: 28
Views: 1,219
Posted By Catnap

I'm very impressed with the quick sleuthing by...

I'm very impressed with the quick sleuthing by bertinjim and juvela ! I don't have much else to add; I agree that this bike was not made by Jo Routens himself, as it does not show any of the...
11-10-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,047
Posted By Catnap

here's some photos of the Rensho: ...

here's some photos of the Rensho:
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11-09-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,047
Posted By Catnap

I'm sitting on a 53cm 3Rensho lo-pro with similar...

I'm sitting on a 53cm 3Rensho lo-pro with similar geometry. I was going to build it up and spent some time hunting down component before I decided not to go through with it. The biggest challenge...
10-12-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Catnap

Yes I have the piece you’re looking for. Drop me...

Yes I have the piece you’re looking for. Drop me a PM with your address, I’m happy to mail it to you for free.
10-11-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Catnap

Which parts of that do you need? I have the...

Which parts of that do you need? I have the adjuster, sleeve and lever
05-14-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By Catnap

I've imported bikes from Japan and France many...

I've imported bikes from Japan and France many times before. Currently, I have four bikes waiting in a Tokyo warehouse. Air shipping is really expensive right now so I've been looking into sea...
05-14-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By Catnap

Most of the early rigid mountain bikes had 1”...

Most of the early rigid mountain bikes had 1” threaded forks with classic fork crowns, 26” wheels and cantilever brakes. They can be found on eBay and CL, although you may need to buy a whole frame...
05-06-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,036
Posted By Catnap

Man, looking at Kabukis is a stark reminder that...

Man, looking at Kabukis is a stark reminder that outside of the Grant Petersen-era Bridgestone USA, Bridgestone saved all of their actually cool bikes for the Japanese market.
05-06-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,011
Posted By Catnap

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-06-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,011
Posted By Catnap

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-05-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Catnap

Next up are the gold Suntour Superbe Pro parts...

Next up are the gold Suntour Superbe Pro parts I've found. In this case, there's a little more precedent. American collectors are well aware of the SSP variant group found on the Cannondale Black...
04-05-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Catnap

Gold Suntour Components - Superbe & Superbe Pro

I recently acquired a vintage 3Rensho bike that was custom made by Yoshi Konno for a bike show in the late 70s. It was on the cusp on the "aero era" and has a number of unique details to it. When I...
02-23-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,106
Posted By Catnap

Easy Home Made Freewheel Vise

In the "Unlikely Tools" thread, I mentioned a home made freewheel vise I have in my workshop. Some folks asked for photos, so I thought I might as well create a stand-alone thread showing how it...
02-21-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By Catnap

ooooh that's a great score for anyone restoring a...

ooooh that's a great score for anyone restoring a vintage UO-8 and wants to upgrade from the cottered cranks while still being fairly period-correct.
02-11-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 147,561
Posted By Catnap

i enjoyed reading through this thread and will...

i enjoyed reading through this thread and will add my own bikes at some point. but I came across this 3Rensho sport tourer today on the website of a Japanese pawn shop. I had no idea that Konno...
02-04-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,331
Posted By Catnap

when you get into the world of Japanese NJS...

when you get into the world of Japanese NJS Keirin frames priced north of $800 (3Rensho, Nagasawa, etc.) you'll see a lot of long haulers. Same with very rare, very desirable early carbon bikes like...
12-09-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,324
Posted By Catnap

What's the name of the seller?

What's the name of the seller?
12-21-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,600
Posted By Catnap

So the frame is now done and I've been riding it....

So the frame is now done and I've been riding it. But when I last left you all, the fork still wasn't finished. Now, I had originally thought that I could leave the fork blades straight, with zero...
05-31-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,687
Posted By Catnap

i'm becoming a fan of these hardtail...

i'm becoming a fan of these hardtail MTB-to-townie builds. they handle better than a beach cruiser while retaining the comfort and some of the similar style. they're also a lot more useful, since...
05-30-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,687
Posted By Catnap

Recent builds - 1972 Italvega chrome and 1983 Univega Alpina Uno

here's a two bikes I've built in the last few weeks, I figured you guys would appreciate them:

http://djcatnap.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/chromital_DS11-1024x704.jpg

This one is a 1972...
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