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v531xc 01-31-2013 05:38 PM

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!

-Varun

William 01-31-2013 08:10 PM

Beautiful man!!:cool:

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.






William

cento1 02-01-2013 12:23 AM

I think the original fork looks way better..

tttsmm 02-01-2013 02:32 AM

firefly's are nice but i would not have sold that for one :cool:

FlashUNC 02-01-2013 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by eBAUMANN (Post 1284616)
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.

William 02-01-2013 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by FlashUNC (Post 1284967)
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?




William

pinoymamba 02-01-2013 09:48 AM

jensen better build up this bike properly.

spaced_ghost 02-03-2013 11:06 AM

sick. so nice.

donalrey 02-03-2013 12:19 PM

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...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8342/8...195f330c_c.jpg

thirdgenbird 02-03-2013 01:39 PM

I like it that way :)

William 02-03-2013 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by donalrey (Post 1286315)
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...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8342/8...195f330c_c.jpg

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


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





William

jensenn 03-19-2013 04:56 PM

here you guys go. finally finished.

http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps62ef5d15.jpg

William 03-19-2013 05:05 PM

Beautiful!!:cool:





William

soupless 03-19-2013 05:06 PM

WHOOF

DAY-UM

Hell of a bike. Love everything.

rwerkudara 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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