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Yamaguchi Areo T(Time Trial / Triathlon)

Bought this bike from a guy in Washington. Not entirely sure he knew much about the bike or bikes for that matter. Was full of dirt, dust, and cobwebs but fit with a complete Shimano 600 groupset. I cleaned it up, tuned it up, and it rides smooth. The craftmanship is superb and unique. 24in Wheels, Aero true temper tubing. All very impressive. From Koichi Yamaguchi: "Pictured model is a Yamaguchi Areo T (Time Trial / Triathlon). Around 1993~94 built year. And competitively used pro circuit. (Triathlon) Aero T frame is I made for professional triathlete, Alex Beggs, frame tube is True-Temper. I don't have mach info for the bikes.But I dig deep to find a triathlete magazine's picture (scanned)."

Frame:
Yamaguchi

Fork/Headset:
Shimano 600

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Durace 60t Chainring

Pedals:
Campy

Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli

Saddle/Seatpost:
San marco

Brakes:
Shimano 600

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
24in Mavic to Shimano Hubs

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
24in Mavic to Shimano Hubs

Added by Bubba. Last updated 4 months ago.

8 Comments

beejay7575

beejay7575 says:

Sweeeeeet score! That curved seat tube is lovely!

Posted 7 months ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted 4 months ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Damn, that's a score! Anymore to the story here? How did the guy you bought this from come to possess it in the first place?

Posted 7 months ago

Bubba

Bubba says:

The seller was a family man with multiple properties he was renting out. He showed interest in cycling as a form of exercise and one of his tenants offered to lend him the bike. The tenant moved and told him to keep the bike. He never used the bike as he thought it was very difficult (The chain ring ratio didnt help) and eventually just gathered dust in the garage.

Posted 5 months ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Jesus. How do you tell your landlord to just "keep the (Yamaguchi)"? How do you even lend that out to begin with? Now I wanna know about the tennant!

Posted 5 months ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Have you tried contacting Alex Beggs?

Posted 5 months ago

Bubba

Bubba says:

My thoughts exactly. For a second i thought it was a made up story but he was a very respectable older man who had no reason to lie. Even flew the bike out from Maryland to San Francisco in person.

Posted 5 months ago

Bubba

Bubba says:

I just found out today that it belonged to Alex Beggs. Koichi had trouble finding out more info because the bike color scheme makes it impossible to read the serial number. I tried mutliple times, under different lighting. Cant make out a single number. I have no idea if Beggs has social media or not.

Posted 5 months ago