Re: [CR]3Rensho Specialized Allez


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Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 19:07:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: Don Wilson <dcwilson3@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]3Rensho Specialized Allez
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <8FFF70A2-123D-4190-BF9F-E3A83361B80D@comcast.net>


I don't know anything about 3 Rensho making Allez's. They may have, if you say so. But it sounds more like the kind of fanatical work Tim Neenan put into his bikes and those he worked on for Specialized. He was there at the start of Specialized I have heard and I believe (but cannot say categorically) he had a hand in the early Allez. Neenan supposedly built his own Lighthouse bikes before and after he was at Specialized, first in Santa Cruz, where he was part of a custom bike renaissance there, then moved to the Santa Ynez Valley. I have one of his later bikes. To my knowledge he is retired from bike building and lives in Santa Ynez, CA.

Don Wilson
Los Olivos, CA USA


--- Jeff Slotkin wrote:


> This one looked slightly different at the dropouts
> (more-exposed edges
> as they segue into the stays) and the BB looked, I
> think,
> substantially nicer!
>
> I'll post pics when I can, worth a thousand words
> each, I'm told...
>
> Jeff Slotkin
> Charleston, SC USA
>
> On May 30, 2008, at 7:25 PM, Justin LaBo wrote:
>
> > Jeff,
> >
> > There is a well documented example at the Flickr
> link below. My
> > understanding is that the offset fork crown is the
> best way to tell.
> >
> >
> http://flickr.com/photos/jhvu/sets/72157603354440775/
> >
> > -Justin LaBo
> > Oakland, CA
> > On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Jeff Slotkin
> > <jeffslotkin@comcast.net> wrote:
> >> Today I walked into the shop where I work and saw
> an old Allez made
> >> into
> >> fixie owned by our newest asembler. A little
> beat-up, but it sure
> >> looked
> >> like a 3Rensho bike to me. I've examined a few
> Allezes (?), but
> >> never seen
> >> anything this nice.
> >>
> >> So, nicely scalloped dropouts, lugs thinned
> everywhere, FD cable
> >> guide above
> >> the stay. She was glad to hear what I thought I
> knew, as she
> >> already loves
> >> her bike on its own merits, and welcomes a
> pedigree.
> >>
> >> However, I told her to look at CR to see more,
> and I don't see one
> >> there,
> >> nor do I see any pics searching online.
> >>>Anybody know where to
> >> get pics of
> >> a confirmed one of these?
> >>
> >> Next time I see the bike I'll likely take a few
> snaps of it, but
> >> that'll
> >> probably be July.
> >>
> >> Jeff Slotkin
> >> Charleston, SC
> >>
> >> P.S. Not my size, and I would have felt like a
> pimp trying to get it,
> >> anyway.
> >>
> >>

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