22 March, 2006

A New Ebisu!

Nothing like getting a new bike. I just built up my new Ebisu frame and it is fantastic. The designer is Hiroshi Iimura of Jitensha Studio, who's been designing bikes since 1960. Here is a link to some photos of his early designs. The frame is built in Japan by Mr Hakuda, an NJS certified builder who runs a one-man shop.

Ebisu (恵比須, 恵比寿, 夷, 戎) is the "LaughingGod" in Japanese mythology. He is the God of fishermen, workingmen, and of good luck.

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Here are the build specs. There are more photos here.

  • Crank - Specialized triple 46, 34, 26
  • Brifters - Campy Centaur 9-speed
  • Rear derailleur - Campy Chorus long cage
  • Front dreailleur - Campy Euclid
  • Hubs- Shimano XT
  • Rims - Sun CR18
  • Tires - Pasela 32mm
  • Seatpost - Ritchey/Nitto
  • Saddle - Brooks Pro (may change to an Ideale 90)
  • Stem - Nitto Pearl
  • Bars - Nitto 115/45
  • Headset- Ritchey WSC
  • Front rack - custom
  • Brakes - old Dia Compe (not sure of model)
  • Pedals- MKS Cube (a great pedal)
  • Fenders - Honjo hammered 43mm
  • Water bottle cages - Delta stainless steel
  • Size - 60cm c-c, 61.5cm c-t, 59.5cm tt

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Anonymous said...

Another Ebisu in the area! I also have an Ebisu with Honju hammertone fenders and a brown Brooks saddle. Rode it from DC to Mississippi last fall and loved it. Hope you enjoy yours as much.

Chico Gino said...

That's a fine looking steed you have there.

Feferl said...

Love the color. Do you know which it is?