The Lightweight Vintage Bicycles of
 

Updated 4.8.2014                     Click on images to see more on that topic or a larger view.

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Photo courtesy Alps Bicycle Company

Bicycle makers
Seeking 1983 or earlier examples by these many makers: webmaster

Sport Cycle ALPS
6.24.2013
BARAMON 
Masao Kodama
Fukuoka prefect
BENNYX
CHERUBIM
Hitoshi Konno
Kanagawa prefect
7.5.2012
ERBA
Sou Hagiwara
Osaka
prefect
EVEREST
Tokyo
7.8.2012
KINU Cycles
builder: Mr. Tadashi Arai
FUJI
Updated 7.9.2011
GANWELL
Originally Mr.Doi,
now Mr. Maeda
 

Kyoto pref
Cycle Store HIROSE
www.cs-hirose.com
RAIZIN
Gunma Prefect
IRIBE
Masanori Iribe
Nara pre
fect
KALAVINKA
Famous racer Akio Tanabe
Tokyo
KATAKURA SILK
Tokyo
KAWAMURA
NISHIKI
LEVANT
Osaka Prefect
LEVEL
Masahiro Higashikawa
Osaka
http://www.level-cycle.com/
MAEDA
Gifu Prefect
MARUISHI MIYATA
Updated 12.13.2000
NAGASAWA
Yoshiaki Nagasawa
builder to Koichi Nakan,
 former Pro Keirin rider.

Osaka
Updated 1.14.2007
PANASONIC
Nara prefect
3RENSHO
Yoshi Konno
Chiba Prefect
 
Updated 1.21.2007
RAVANELLO
Mr. Takamura
SEKAI
Made in Japan,
dreamed up in USA
TOEI
Updated 11.26.2002
WATANABE
Tokyo
VIGORE
Masato Kataoka
Kyota
Updated 7.13.2012
VIVALO
Hyogo Prefect
ZUNOW
Updated 4.2.2014
Component makers
ARAYA Dia-Compe
Photo Number 5
brakes
1.21.2007
Mikashima
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Pedals and accessories
Updated 11.29.2002
NITTO SHIMANO
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Dura Ace, AX, Sante and French-influenced DeOre road!

Updated
4.8.2014
SUGINO
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SUGINO 75
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Superbe
& more!
Updated 9.1.2011
Tange
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Tubing, frame parts, headsets & bottom brackets.
Ukai
Rims

Japanese bike info on Sheldon Brown's web site...

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