Category Archives: 3rensho
Mr. Save the Track Bike has quite a few nice geared bikes in his stable. As co-owner of Golden Saddle Cyclery, Kyle’s spent a lot of time pulling together a classic vibe for the shop. Sitting in the racks is this gorgeous 3Rensho road bike, built with Campy Ergo. When it comes to classic lines and Italian-influence, 3Rensho road bikes are some of the nicest vintage steeds available, which is why I was surprised to hear that he’s thinking of selling it…
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Matt Lingo recently took his Fuji Obey track bike in to get some wrench love at Brooklyn Bicycles in San Diego (yes confusing) and he took some photos of Richie Ditta’s 3Rensho pista. I’m just guessing that the top photo is the wheel laced up to this 3Rensho, based on the fork end lug. Pretty snazzy. Check out the rest at Rec Fail.
This one’s been a long time coming. Ross’ stable is freaking insane. He’s got a Nagasawa track bike with dual brakes, a Richard Sachs cross bike, a Speedvagen cross bike and now this beauty is finally complete. If you’ve been paying attention to Fyxomatosis, since forever, you might recognize this bike. It was featured, a couple years back and shortly after, Andy sold it to Ross.
Gary Neiwand raced the International Keirin circuit and on his third revolution, Yoshi Konno built him this frame. It was a disaster. He didn’t want the low-pro geometry and the top tube was way too long. Yoshi disregarded Gary’s specifications and basically built what he thought was best. What did Gary do? He still raced the bike and still won. With drops. Typically, low-pros are raced with pursuit bars, not drops.
Amazing. You can see more on the story at Fyxo, but for now, let’s look at Ross’ build up. Below are specs and a video of Gary Neiwand racing during the ’96 Olympics in Atlanta.
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I get a lot of house guests since moving to Austin but maybe this one can hang out for a little bit. No, it’s not mine and yes, there are more photos to come. Sit tight…
Looking for a 50cm 3Rensho NJS track frame? Got $750? This pink beauty can be yours at Chari & Co.