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Unique 3Rensho Track

This bicycle is believed to have been owned by Nelson Vails though i am still trying to have this verified. This frame was built with Modeulo lugs and custom bracing tubes to increase stiffness in the rear triangle and bottom bracket area. This was a very lucky CL find. It is very, very stiff and superfast. This bike is going to spend a lot of time on my wall and clock a few sunny sunday miles.

Frame:
1987 56cm 3Rensho custom Track

Fork/Headset:
3Rensho original / Chris King

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Dura Ace 7710 / Dura Ace 7710

Pedals:
???

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Dura Ace 15t / Sugino Aero Mighty 47t

Handlebars/Stem:
Sakae Anatomic / Nitto 120

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia / Dura Ace NJS

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Sun Mistral / Suntour Superbe Pro / Tufo Jet Pro

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
see above

Added by bluesuedebryce. Last updated about 4 years ago.

As of about 4 years ago, bluesuedebryce has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

21 Comments

metatronic1123

metatronic1123 says:

how close are you to finishing the ten pitch build?!

Posted about 5 years ago

bluesuedebryce

bluesuedebryce says:

I sold it. :o bought a team rabobank colnago with the money. I've got the full 10 pitch group, I just need to lace up the wheels and then I'm going to throw it on the Stratos.

Posted about 5 years ago

metatronic1123

metatronic1123 says:

haha word well let me know if you plan on getting rid of the wheels on your samson, im thinking of building up a 3rensho myself:3

Posted about 5 years ago

bluesuedebryce

bluesuedebryce says:

I wish I had a Samson! If you mean the wheels on the Stratos, I'm keepin em! I love those wheels. Since when did you get a 3Rensho!?

Posted about 5 years ago

metatronic1123

metatronic1123 says:

Stratos! Right my bad, and it's on order from njs export:3

Posted about 5 years ago

bluesuedebryce

bluesuedebryce says:

That's awesome! Which one are you having? There's some with some pretty funky geo on there right now!

Posted about 5 years ago

metatronic1123

metatronic1123 says:

I know! I'd love to have the orange funny bike with the 24 up front haha, but I'm getting the black one with a webbed bb lug as soon as my funds go through

Posted about 5 years ago

felixsusanto

felixsusanto says:

DAMN ! best 3Rensho you got here bud ! the frame looks really new though its ridden by Nelson Vails before,im wonder if there is dent or big paint chips on the frame ?

Posted over 5 years ago

Ewwyou

Ewwyou says:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Japan/...

BOOOOOOOM!

Posted over 5 years ago

bluesuedebryce

bluesuedebryce says:

I saw that too, but the one hes on doesn't have the additional tubing by the bb or in the rear triangle...mystery...still BOOOM!

Posted over 5 years ago

Ewwyou

Ewwyou says:

Dude def had more than one frame built. Have you tried getting in contact with Nelson Vails?

Posted over 5 years ago

bluesuedebryce

bluesuedebryce says:

I have, but ive not gotten a response. the consensus seems to be that Koichi Yamaguchi had a hand in this as he was working for Mr. Konno at the time and it is certainly in his style. I was going to try to get a hold of Yamaguchi next. I also found some video of the 1987 track world championships at the 7-11 velodrome in Colorado Springs in which a Japanese racer was riding a frame with the same colorway, but its hard to tell whether or not it has those extra tubes. Id love to get some concrete history on the frame. Its currently being re-built with a Dura Ace 10-Pitch group - ill upload some pictures when its finished!

Posted over 5 years ago

strange

strange says:

love it.

Posted about 6 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

that is a great looking bike ...

Posted over 6 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

too good!

Posted over 6 years ago

Rushing

Rushing says:

Straight up bike porn.

Posted over 6 years ago

Ewwyou

Ewwyou says:

You lucky MFer. Please fix the angle on those sweet Sakae though....

Posted over 6 years ago

DiscoBiker

DiscoBiker says:

Congrats!

Posted over 6 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

wow!

Posted over 6 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Awesome find! Are the bottom bracket lugs webbed as well?

Posted over 6 years ago

bluesuedebryce

bluesuedebryce says:

yessir

Posted over 6 years ago