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Is there a market for Korean Keirin frames?

Old 01-08-08, 02:44 PM
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You guys just want to "Group Buy" everything, don't you?
No these guys want to pay as little as possible for everything.
not saying I want to pay a lot, its sort of human nature...
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Originally Posted by Zombie Carl View Post
Korea = shot my grandpa + crappy electronics + boiled cabbage
ahem, that's fermented cabbage...
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Track bikes interest me, but I could never buy into the fixed gear bull****.
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Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
Track bikes interest me, but I could never buy into the fixed gear bull****.
schwinn conversions interest me, but i could never buy into the jackass bike of the day bull****.
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i want one. quality lugged butted tubes. cheap too?
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where are you getting these, if you dont mind me asking?

i think im about to take a job in songpa-dong in seoul so i should be pretty close to the stadium and the velodrome. hopefully i can go see some keirin races, maybe even ride there.

are you still in Gwangju?
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Originally Posted by Zombie Carl View Post
Korea = shot my grandpa + crappy electronics + boiled cabbage

^^crappy electronics? Yeah right!
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Grandpa was trespassing. Electronics are amazing there. Kimchee is ungodly good!
+ hot chicks.
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Originally Posted by Zombie Carl View Post
Korea = shot my grandpa + crappy electronics + boiled cabbage
wrong wrong and wrong.

1. the chinese probably shot your grandpa.

2. samsung, lg, sanyo. at least one of these is already in your home and all three have some amazing stuff at CES.

3. we don't eat boiled cabbage. you're thinking of the irish.

also, there was a korean keirin thread a while back that i remember seeing. all the frames pictured there were manufactured in japan and badged with korean team (?) names. the actual japanese manufacturer had their name stamped on the bb's and stays. without some more detail pics, it'd be hard to tell whether or not these are actually made in korea, or simply raced in korea.
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Originally Posted by morbot View Post
where are you getting these, if you dont mind me asking?

i think im about to take a job in songpa-dong in seoul so i should be pretty close to the stadium and the velodrome. hopefully i can go see some keirin races, maybe even ride there.

are you still in Gwangju?
I found a Korean fixed gear website on Naver. I had no idea anybody rode fixed gears off of the track here but apperently there is a small but growing number of people up in Seoul. They have a for sale section on the site and that's where I found all of those frames.

If you end up in Seoul contact me. I have a friend up in Incheon now so I am in the area visiting a lot more.
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Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
Grandpa was trespassing. Electronics are amazing there. Kimchee is ungodly good!
+ hot chicks.
have you spent much time here?
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Originally Posted by doomkin View Post
wrong wrong and wrong.

1. the chinese probably shot your grandpa.

2. samsung, lg, sanyo. at least one of these is already in your home and all three have some amazing stuff at CES.

3. we don't eat boiled cabbage. you're thinking of the irish.

also, there was a korean keirin thread a while back that i remember seeing. all the frames pictured there were manufactured in japan and badged with korean team (?) names. the actual japanese manufacturer had their name stamped on the bb's and stays. without some more detail pics, it'd be hard to tell whether or not these are actually made in korea, or simply raced in korea.

The photos I put up at the beginning of this thread are all definitely manufatcured in Korea by Korean builders. The lugs are often made by Japanese builders which is why they have their names stamped on them.
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Originally Posted by bonelesschicken View Post
The photos I put up at the beginning of this thread are all definitely manufatcured in Korea by Korean builders. The lugs are often made by Japanese builders which is why they have their names stamped on them.
ahhh! makes sense. now i'll be the first guy in line to speak positively of the industrial capability of my homeland, but i've got to wonder, with cycling being something of a non-issue in korea (my last visit was near 6 years ago) how would korean bicycle makers compare to their american or japanese counterparts? maybe things have changed since then, i do remember finding a website for the korean national track team, which really excited me, especially if the olympics come to chicago - then i can see them live.
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