Re: [CR]Japanese Frame Info Wtd.-Tsunoda


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Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 14:47:38 +0900
To: "Martin O. Walsh" <mowalsh@erols.com>
From: "kenji fusejima" <QYP02710@nifty.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Japanese Frame Info Wtd.-Tsunoda
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Hello Martin, Chris and CR List Members;

I agree to Martin's opinion. 70's or 80's Tsunoda bicycles were featureless and without any character. But now, Tsunoda makes some special characteristic bicycles. Steam power assisted, Turbojet powered, compressed air assisted and some eccentrics! These are kinky, but fun. http://www.tu-bicycle.co.jp/What_Fun/Assist.html

Belows are photocopies from "Japan's Bicycle Guide 1976/1977". http://www12.xdsl.ne.jp/~fuseken/tu_1.jpg http://www12.xdsl.ne.jp/~fuseken/badges_1.jpg

Kenji Fusejima Yokohama Japan

At 9:41 AM -0500 02.2.26, Martin O. Walsh wrote:
>Hi Chris and CR List, In response to Chris Beyer's question requesting
>information on Tsunoda....I had a mid 80's badged "WINDSOR" made in Japan by
>Tsunoda. A LBS had an identical bicycle to mine badged ''LOTUS'' made in
>Japan with the Tsunoda decal. In all respects the same bicycle except the
>names were changed on the decals on seat and head tube.Quality was OK,
>nothing special, sort of reminded me of an average, C. ITOH bicycle. It made
>me wonder if TSUNODA had bought out the name right of the old, made in
>Mexico WINDSOR'S( which were Cinelli clones). Yours truly, Martin Walsh in
>Vienna,Va
>
>kenji fusejima wrote:
>
>> Hello Chris;
>> 2. It seems that "Tsunoda" is mass-production maker. I have not heard the
>> independent builder of the name of "Tsunoda."
> > Below is the website of Tsunoda.
> > http://www.tu-bicycle.co.jp/
>>
>> Kenji Fusejima
>> Yokohama Japan
>>
>> At 9:25 AM -0500 02.2.25, Beyer Jr., Chris (C.C.) wrote:
>> >Howdy, Everyone:
>> >
>> >2. framebuilder named Tsunoda (perhaps a contract builder?)
>> >
>>
>> >Thanks,
>> >
>> >Chris