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Old 01-31-2013, 05:38 PM
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I love fillet brazed bikes, and Koichi's work is another level of workmanship. That bike looks like a serious racebike workhorse. I'm always on the look for one of these in my size. Maybe I'll get lucky later this year.

Looking forward to seeing pics of the Firefly when you get it!

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:10 PM
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Beautiful man!!

I have always had a soft spot Koichi's work. I've also wondered why you don't see more of them. Yamaguchi has a permanent spot in the top two of my want list.






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Old 02-01-2013, 12:23 AM
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I think the original fork looks way better..
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:32 AM
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firefly's are nice but i would not have sold that for one
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:16 AM
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underrated by whom?! haha, anyone who knows anything about frame building knows that koichi has taught either directly or indirectly a HUGE amount of the "young guns" out there just about everything they know.

as far as I'm concerned, yamaguchi is easily right up there with all the other "greats" of american frame building.

i would LOVE to know what it replacing this frame, because if I owned that sucker you would likely have to pry it from my cold dead hands.
Under-rated in the sense its not a marque that you see the punters commonly drooling over or wishing about. I can't think of the number of "If you had to have a custom, who would build it?" threads where his name never comes up. Despite building astoundingly cool bikes for a comparatively cheap price.

I completely agree though. He's up there on the top tier of builders imo.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:26 AM
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Under-rated in the sense its not a marque that you see the punters commonly drooling over or wishing about. I can't think of the number of "If you had to have a custom, who would build it?" threads where his name never comes up. Despite building astoundingly cool bikes for a comparatively cheap price.

I completely agree though. He's up there on the top tier of builders imo.
Well, he's always in the top tier of my list but I agree with you, he doesn't get the recognition he deserves for his skill level. Maybe he's just a low-key kind of guy and doesn't mind it that way?




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Old 02-01-2013, 09:48 AM
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jensen better build up this bike properly.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:06 AM
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sick. so nice.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:19 PM
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Don't worry, I still have my Yamaguchi track bike. I had a misfortunate run in with a car door a few months back. Ian (Icarus Frames) was kind enough to repair it for me. I have plans of repainting it sometime soon but as for now I'm keeping it as is...

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Old 02-03-2013, 01:39 PM
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I like it that way
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:59 PM
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Don't worry, I still have my Yamaguchi track bike. I had a misfortunate run in with a car door a few months back. Ian (Icarus Frames) was kind enough to repair it for me. I have plans of repainting it sometime soon but as for now I'm keeping it as is...

I remember that one! Ian did a great job on that. A very sweet ride indeed.


Edit: Btw, a closer look here... http://forums.thepaceline.net/showth...=116918&page=3





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Old 03-19-2013, 04:56 PM
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here you guys go. finally finished.

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Old 03-19-2013, 05:05 PM
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:06 PM
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WHOOF

DAY-UM

Hell of a bike. Love everything.

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Old 07-20-2013, 04:37 PM
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This thread makes me miss my Yamaguchi. Should have held on to it.
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