Yoshi Konno, the man behind Cyclone LTD and 3Rensho has built many Keirin racer’s winning frames over the years. His history as a Keirin frame-maker was built on the work of Cherubim, Yamaguchi, Makino and others. Today the 3Rensho name remains one of the most sought-after Keirin bicycles. Below is an article from the December 1984 issue of Winning magazine showcasing Konno’s legacy.
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It’s an interesting read, so take some time to soak it all in. “I try to build in every available material”. Some of the 3Rensho bikes from that era represent his desire to experiment with bicycle design and materiality. Very nice!
Thanks to Jeremy for the info!