3Rensho Katana Frameset
This 3Rensho was restored recently and is one of the rare piece where it uses the wolf-ear lugs on the head tube. The frame and fork has a mixed history as signs of the construction shows that it belongs to the 3Rensho Cyclone era while the bottom bracket engraving details that the frame was made in 1991.
This particular model also shows the initial period where Yoshi Konno adopts the seat clamp design of the Speciale Corsa of Cinelli.
• Crmoly Steel Tubing
• 27.2 Seatpost
• Integrated Seatclamp Reminiscing Yoshi Konno's early work.
• Shimano Ex Dropouts
• Rear Spacing: 120mm
• Includes: Shimano Bottom Bracket, 380mm NJS Nitto B125 Steel Handlebar, 100mm NJS Nitto Jaguar Stem
• C-T 53, TT 53
3Rensho was started by Yoshi Konno whose real name is Yoshi Miyazawa. He was the master-builder when 3Rensho started growing with 5 helpers and one of them bing current frame builder Makino. Yoshi Konno was also known as a creative innovator in the frame building industry and has built many racing pedigree frames for many cyclists including notable cyclist Koichi Nakano, Dave Grylls, Dave Harrington and Bob Mionske.