Hey y'all I have been in communication with a guy selling a 2400 Sekai (I suspect it may be 2500 because of color combo, but he is not ignorant of bikes, so I would be surprised if he did make such a mistake)
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Conversation 2:I also will be putting on craigslist a 1984 Sekai touring bike of the same dimensions as the Gary Fisher, and I will be selling this bike for $175. It is cranberry red with white lettering. It has downtube shifters, a rear rack, a triple crank, and Continental tires [excellent in wet weather]. I used this as my personal touring bike, but I have so many that I am selling off about 20.
I have done a ton of research on Sekais over the past few days and if this bike is in a good shape and fits, I am very comfortable buying it .. The question then remains, at what price is this a good deal? This is in the Austin, TX area at the beginning of the biking season (well all year is biking season down here, but I digress) .... so the prices will never be rock bottom from a knowledgeable seller such as this guy.I will be taking some photos of the Sekai 2400 very shortly. In fact, I'll probably take it for a ride this afternoon as it was one of my personal favorites. The bike is from 1984 -85, and the frame was made by Miyata in Japan. The Sekai 2400 Limited has a 22 1/2" Cro-Moly frame [57 cm] frame with a standover height of 33 inches, including top cable. I am 5' 10" with a 32" inseam and have no problem riding it with comfort. The derailleurs are SunTour with 18 speeds. The front triple crank is unusual in that it has a 52/47/34 ring, and was designed for quick day touring or communting. I changed out the brake pads to "Kool-Stop" on the cantilever brakes as I used it in the mountains. It has the throwback Christophe metal toeclips and straps, and an ancient [perhaps the first] Blackburn rack bag on the rear rack. The seat is a generic but comfortable Performance Forte.
I actually used this bike in the Jalapeno 100 miler in McAllen, Texas about three years ago, and finished well up in the pack. I am only selling any of these bikes because my wife and I decided to get down to 10 bikes as we get older. My thoughts of opening up a bike shop have passed.