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The sad life of a tall guy on a never ending search for a 3Rensho frame.

Old 08-19-09, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by proveyouexist View Post
I'm pushing 6'3 and have been on the hunt for a 60CM 3Rensho frame for awhile now. Unfortunately my search seems to be never ending. I know there are some out there, I just can't seem to locate them in time.

My frustration led me to post this thread so I could possibly gain some empathy from another somewhat tall rider that's in a similar predicament.

Are you out there?
Exactly the same for me...
The bike you are looking for probably does not exist. I ended up ordering a custom frame.. Waiting list can be loooooong (kala, naga), but I am sure there are a few frame builders that could solve your problem (like Othaki). You probably need a contact in Japan though. Japanese frame builders are a good option IMO (nice paint, they don't overcharge for chrome, sexy japanese touch, and prices are in the right range)
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Old 08-19-09, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by adriano View Post
write down a number you think is fair. divide by two.
it's still not as bad as people i see on craigslist saying how they spent 1500 on a leader or pake buildup, and want 1k for it

MY LOSS IT YOUR GAIN LOLOLOL
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Old 08-19-09, 06:17 PM
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you're gonna want a bike built with sturdier tubes than most njs frames are built with for that size
steel's positive attributes reach a point of diminishing returns at about 57cm
a 60cm aluminum bike will often ride smoother than a 52cm steel one
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Old 08-20-09, 04:13 AM
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Jeez, let go of the mystical aura of an antique 3Rensho and get a custom Yamaguchi.
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Originally Posted by whiney View Post
Exactly the same for me...
The bike you are looking for probably does not exist. I ended up ordering a custom frame.. Waiting list can be loooooong (kala, naga), but I am sure there are a few frame builders that could solve your problem (like Othaki). You probably need a contact in Japan though. Japanese frame builders are a good option IMO (nice paint, they don't overcharge for chrome, sexy japanese touch, and prices are in the right range)
hi, you can order an “original “ 3rensho in Japan, Konnos nephew still runs his company and they still make Keirin bikes. I ordered a 60 custom frame a few months ago, but with the pandemic there’s a supply problem so it still hasn’t been delivered. Waiting list is about a year I think
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Originally Posted by whiney View Post
Exactly the same for me...
The bike you are looking for probably does not exist. I ended up ordering a custom frame.. Waiting list can be loooooong (kala, naga), but I am sure there are a few frame builders that could solve your problem (like Othaki). You probably need a contact in Japan though. Japanese frame builders are a good option IMO (nice paint, they don't overcharge for chrome, sexy japanese touch, and prices are in the right range)
...I’ve seen a 59 SanRensho (3 Rensho) frameset for sale ... It was built for a Keirin racer with the nickname of “Godzilla”—Takizawa Masamitsu (5’11”) Pictured below is a Makino of his.
[img]blob:https://www.bikeforums.net/5d2641e3-b0ec-4467-8639-f7116c9a3e36[/img]
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Old 05-02-21, 08:55 AM
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Picture attached...(Makino was a prodigy of San Rensho as I understand it.)
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Old 05-09-21, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by proveyouexist View Post
I'm pushing 6'3 and have been on the hunt for a 60CM 3Rensho frame for awhile now. Unfortunately my search seems to be never ending. I know there are some out there, I just can't seem to locate them in time.

My frustration led me to post this thread so I could possibly gain some empathy from another somewhat tall rider that's in a similar predicament.

Are you out there?
What’s worse is having a Nishiki Maxima, a ‘72 Raleigh Pro Mark IV, a 1995 Cannondale Silk Road, a NOS 2010? Novara Randonee and a 1990 Klein track bike that are all XL. Most are 65 cm and I have a 30” inseam. I CANT REACH THE PEDALS!!! I can look all I want but my leg extensions so I can ride them will have to wait till I have finished my hot tub time machine.
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Originally Posted by Sonofamechanic View Post
(Makino was a prodigy of San Rensho as I understand it.)
A visit to Makino:

https://www.renehersecycles.com/visi...anese-builder/
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Old 05-09-21, 08:22 PM
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Well, well, well....This just posted on eBay for $4k....says its a 57 3Rensho but from the pic it looks like a 57 top tube and a 60 seat tube? ...$4k...
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