Fifty Plus (50+) - The bike that came in from the rain
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05-10-09, 11:53 PM
N+1. A red Kabuki Syd followed me home in the rain. Who was I to say no?
It's in nice condition and looks like it's all original with its steel Araya rims and cotterless cranks. It even has all the proper period reflectors. It belonged to a former coworker and spent the last two years in another coworker's garage. I haven't gotten to ride it yet, but I will.
Hmmm. Steel lugged frame, made by a company directed by Grant Petersen. Could it be that I have a poor-man's Rivendell? :roflmao2:
05-11-09, 02:25 AM
I always liked the sound of the name Kabuki. What's the condition of the paint and do you like the graphics? Suntour derailleurs I assume, what are the shifters like? I'd have to get rid of the steel rims. Oooh, I'd have fun screwing up that bike? Is the size right?
05-11-09, 06:33 AM
The paint is in very good shape with just a couple of dings. The graphics are stock, saying SYD, Kabuki and Bridgestone. The chrome on the fork and rims is in good shape too. It's a 25" frame, about as big as I'd want, but not too big.
One thing that attracted my eye was all the eyelets for fenders and racks front and back and the bikes generally relaxed geometry. I'm thinking touring bike. ;)
Yes, it has a lowend SunTour groupo, which should be fine unless I get into upgrading it. The steel wheels have to go, but they may land on my American Eagle/Nishiki which I am restomodding, and there nice steel wheels would be age appropriate.
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