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3Rensho Allez
October 19, 2009, 5:24 pm
Filed under: bikes, road bikes

Here’s something you don’t see too often – a 3Rensho-built Specialized Allez on eBay – in my size.

Yoshi Konno was a Japanese framebuilder who was known for masterful construction of road and keirin bikes, as well as a willingness to experiment and innovate. He built under the name 3Rensho, pronounced “San Rensho,” and his career includes a short time building a few Allez models for Specialized. You can tell it’s Konno-built from the extremely fine lugwork – long, pointed narrowing of the lugtips and careful thinning of the lugs almost make the joints look delicate.

That one for sale is a lovely little bike that makes me wish I had some more disposable money.

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