There are a couple Japanese frame-builders whose names bring tingling to the hairs on the back of my neck. Nagasawa is one, 3Rensho is the other. Here’s an example of why 3Rensho (read San Rensho – san is 3 in japanese) is a holy grail bike for many riders.
From Fixie Custom Shop Flickr Stream and The Bicycle Masters.
Framebuilder CyclingWMD adds his final post to conclude his Yamaguchi Framebuilding school. His style is a little more “creative” then I typically like, but I love the idea of a few weeks of focused learning with a real master! Koichi Yamaguchi learnt to build frames with framebuilding legend 3Rensho.
See the rest of the pics here