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    Default Marubeni-Yamaguchi Lightweight

    This is a 70s Marubeni-Yamaguchi bike of mine, pre restoration and completely original. It's missing the dynamo and front light assembly but otherwise it's in fantastic shape. This is one of the range of high-quality Japanese tourers produced before Japanese bikes really broke into the world market in the 80s. I told NoSkidMarks in the Beautiful Bikes thread that I'd post it, so here she is. Not many of these about.
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    PLEASE tell me you won't turn that into a fixey. that thing is really nice.
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    She's a beauty.
    It's great we have representation of bikes with subtle, understated beauty. Are Any idea on future restoration?
    [QUOTE=Banned.Regularly;1357451]yeah we were! untill you offended me in isketch when you started paying me out about this post and how you hated me for it!!! well with the power of christ i hope you are punished in the after life![/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.davis12 View Post
    PLEASE tell me you won't turn that into a fixey. that thing is really nice.
    No way on earth. I even want to find some 'Dunlop' valved tubes so I can keep the valve-caps! I'm led to believe that 'Yamaguchi' is actually Koichi Yamaguchi, who went on to build frames for the US olympic team.
    If anyone knows either way I'd like to know:).

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    Quote Originally Posted by customjimmy View Post
    no Way On Earth. I Even Want To Find Some 'dunlop' Valved Tubes So I Can Keep The Valve-caps! I'm Led To Believe That 'yamaguchi' Is Actually koichi Yamaguchi, Who Went On To Build Frames For The Us Olympic Team.
    If Anyone Knows Either Way I'd Like To Know:).
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    You utter pirate. That's one fine looking bike.

    It better not be a good fit for you. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Customjimmy View Post
    No way on earth. I even want to find some 'Dunlop' valved tubes so I can keep the valve-caps! I'm led to believe that 'Yamaguchi' is actually Koichi Yamaguchi, who went on to build frames for the US olympic team.
    If anyone knows either way I'd like to know:).
    Those kind of valves are still common here in Finland, you can get them in most sizes too. Only problem is you need a pump to match as well, or at least a fitting to attach a normal pump to...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete J View Post
    Those kind of valves are still common here in Finland, you can get them in most sizes too. Only problem is you need a pump to match as well, or at least a fitting to attach a normal pump to...
    I remember my first bike as a kid had Dunlop valves, I'm hoping there's still a pump and bits and pieces floating around in Dad's shed somewhere - and that the pump will fit on these frame mounts too!

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