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Ariake 3rensho saddle

Old 01-11-07, 07:46 PM
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Ariake 3rensho saddle

I scored this saddle today from www.yellowjersey.org and would like to know if anyone knows when these were made? Has anyone seen these before?


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Old 01-11-07, 08:08 PM
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you could get like 200 bones on ebay for that ***** i bet.
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Old 01-11-07, 08:09 PM
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What'd you pay for it? More importantly, is it comfortable?
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Old 01-11-07, 08:10 PM
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don't sit on it! you can't flip it for as much! lol
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dude, you totally need to put that seat on an old paramount or something... oh man, people would get so pissed
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ariake saddles are not made anymore. they produced some njs saddles, along with kashimax and fujita. i beleive they provided saddles to schwinn and koga-miyata as well.

i think that it could reasonably fetch $150 on ebay, possibly upwards of $250 if it has an NJS marking.
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Old 01-11-07, 08:29 PM
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I would totally rub off that 3rensho badge with my thighs skidding...
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put it on a conversion.
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If knew where you lived I would wait for you to go to bed and heist that so quick...
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I paid $39.95 for that seat(Bottom has Japanese writing w/ Aero Jaguar II)today. If your in madison go to the shop. They have Turbo's in many colors(Aqua,White,Black,Yellow), They have Rolls with gold badge and silver. To be honest they have a great selection of NOS parts. Not to mention the owner is an encyclopedia of bike knowledge and very nice. Funny thing is I was in there to day getting a Torelli pump fixed as well as picking up a rain flap, and as I was leaving I spotted this seat in a glass sliding hanging wall case. I asked the kid working there how much it was and he was like this thing is worth money because it had 3rensho on it. I was looking at the bottom of the seat near the rear as he's talking and noticed this sticker with $39.95 on it. He went on telling me it would be cheaper to by the Turbo at $199 and I was like I will take this if the sticker price is true. He turned to the owner Andrew and he said if thats what it says thats what I could have it for, BAM! Cash was out in a nano second... What you guys said above has me afraid to even touch it with my unworthy hands, damn you all...

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Old 01-11-07, 08:45 PM
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BTW, they have a nice Purple flaked Nagasawa hanging if anyone is interested.... 54 or 56cm....$1200-1400
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Originally Posted by babychris
put it on a conversion.

Im going to put it on my IRO Mark V and install a LoJack..... Honestly, I will most likely shelve it till I can afford a worthy bike. That may take awhile though....
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Originally Posted by wheelsucker
Im going to put it on my IRO Mark V and install a LoJack..... Honestly, I will most likely shelve it till I can afford a worthy bike. That may take awhile though....
Sell it to a 3rensho owner!!! It's just a seat.
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Originally Posted by Serendipper
Sell it to a 3rensho owner!!! It's just a seat.

Not just any seat from what I gather now...
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Old 01-11-07, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by wheelsucker
Not just any seat from what I gather now...
I second selling it to a 3rensho owner. but thats just me.
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Sell it to juvi for 100 bucks so he can flip the **** out of it on ebay and buy some campy shiz
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Originally Posted by wheelsucker
Not just any seat from what I gather now...
Are you getting a 3rensho? They stopped making them, y'know.

Sell it, and buy a seat you can use with the earnings.
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Originally Posted by Serendipper
Are you getting a 3rensho? They stopped making them, y'know.

Sell it, and buy a seat you can use, a seatpost, new cockpit, and pedals with the earnings.
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Old 01-11-07, 09:11 PM
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that makes more sense.
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I'm coming back to the city(San Francisco) around the 22nd of January. I would be willing to give it up for a Turbo(blk) w/seat post and some used MKS Nuevo's w/ straps..... Any takers? I'll even throw in the water proof cover i purchased for it....
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One thing...a seat like that needs a great ad to go with it. Or it just won't achieve maximum flippage.


"Old Ariake seat with cool Japanese writing on the bottom---$50"


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" Okay--hang on to your hats, because what we have here is something you don't see everyday folks! A rare and desireable NOS 3Rensho racing saddle specially made for 3Rensho. If you don't know much about 3Rensho( Japanese for "three victories" to honour their three times world champion status), but still drool over their bikes, then you may not be aware that a tragic accident put master framebuilder Konno-san out of the business. Since then, the bikes have been coveted by those wanting the very best Japanese steel. Now imagine going back in time, and picking out a matching 3Rensho seat to go with your beautiful Keirin frame.
Now open your eyes, and buy this awesome saddle in mint condition. Beautiful details, with Kanji writing on the bottom, and that classic logo ---$250.00 obo"
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Originally Posted by wheelsucker
I'm coming back to the city(San Francisco) around the 22nd of January. I would be willing to give it up for a Turbo(blk) w/seat post and some used MKS Nuevo's w/ straps..... Any takers? I'll even throw in the water proof cover i purchased for it....
Post that in the trade section of SFFixed, and stand back.
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Sigh.
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Sigh.
What's wrong, Sasha? Y'aaight, buddy?
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Ehhh, I talked to Andy about a year and a half ago looking for one of those saddles (when he was blowing out most of his 3Rensho stuff) and he said he didn't have any left... don't know where this one came from. I've been looking for one for a while. I've seen a few really rotten suede Fujita 3Rensho saddles but... they were rotten. Ah well.
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