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    Japanese monster in Hello Kitty Hot Pink

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    Dude, greeting from Osaka!
    This is my My buddy Crane's monster cross. Maybe the first Japanese custom monster frame I guess. The frame builder is one of famous artisan in Osaka Mr Hashiguchi, he mainly build road and cross frames to serious local racers for years, and this is his 2nd work dedicated to 29er. Crane already had his first 29er full figid SS frame with Salsa Cromoto Grande fork & Paragon sliders, and loved it, so want to pet a Japanese monster after his riding American one(read my Vulture).

    Hashiguchi uses Salsa Cromoto Grande fork (468mm AC again, 43mm rake) so HA 71.0 and SA 73.0 (for comparison; my Vulture HA70/ SA73 with custom fork 465mm AC/ 51mm Rake).

    For the color, Crane need some fancy pink, and here we have a good quatation "Hello Kitty Hot Pink" from "the bike color guru" Unagione.

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    She seems a very good climber (we have some steep climb, so crane uses 34x 22) and very quick handling. "American Monsters are nice but Japanese have to be on par", Crane said

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    Dori dori!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soupboy
    Dori dori!
    LOL! Soupboy, you are better than me in Japanese

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    Lovely ride! That setup looks really comfortable for loooong rides.

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    very nice

    Crane needs to make a custom stem too? Japanese monsters rule!

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    viva los pink giant Japanese monsters! sounds like a flaming lips song.........Steve Garro, Coconino Cycles.
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    Anyone else get a kick out of the name on the frame?

    Cool bike!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Anyone else get a kick out of the name on the frame?

    Cool bike!!!!
    Yeah, I noticed that name right away. Agreed- nice bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vulture
    Crane needs to make a custom stem too? Japanese monsters rule!
    Thanks, Hage washi Wade! I will tell Crane this weekend. As you know My LD stem is PERFECT!

    Quote Originally Posted by coconinocycles
    viva los pink giant Japanese monsters! sounds like a flaming lips song.........Steve Garro, Coconino Cycles.
    Steve, you mention this?
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    Yoshimi is beautiful name for girls in Japan...

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    Kakkoii! Does he have any sellers in Hokkaido?

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    ii desu ne! suki desu

    That bike exemplifies "hot pink"!

    My wife is from Osaka, so I'll have to look him up on my next trip there.
    May the air be filled with tires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shmoo
    Kakkoii! Does he have any sellers in Hokkaido?
    Ookini! Mr Hashiguchi makes frames under his own brand "Exter Proton", that is very famous in handmade bike business of Japan, so some of your LBS may have some connection with him.

    I don't know the name "Zealot" is too stimulable for dudes, but it is the brand name for my LBS, and Hashiguchi works under the name actually.

    -Aki
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaster1200
    ii desu ne! suki desu

    That bike exemplifies "hot pink"!

    My wife is from Osaka, so I'll have to look him up on my next trip there.
    Ali gato, Blaster.

    If you have a chance, PM me and bring your SS! We have ONLY 10 SSer (me, Crane and other guys) here in Osaka even we have + 8800000 people, yes we know we live near Sh*tmano town

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    Domo. I'm looking to get an assortment of bikes in Japan. I've only got my 90's Rockhopper over there at the moment. Thanks again.

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