Yesterday I picked up a really pretty 1985 Sekai 2400 Touring bike. I gave St. Vincent de Paul $150 for it without flinching. It's in fantastic condition for its age. My guess is that some kind soul bought this bike, threw some nice accessories on it, rode it four times and then hung it up in his garage for twenty years. I just fixed its flat and took it for a short ride.
Here's a quick rundown of its assets and components:
Tange 900 cro-mo tubes
Nitto stem and bars
Dia Compe brakes and levers
Sugino GT three piece triple crank
27" Araya aluminum rims
...and it came with a nice Vetta rack, a side mirror and a crazy solar-powered Cat Eye bike computer that looks like an old ColecoVision controller. I'd love it if someone could tell me more about this bike computer.
And here are some pictures:
Now I have to decide whether to keep it in its current (probably stock) condition (making it prettier but much less comfortable to ride), or give it some minor updating (stem, handlebars, brake levers and maybe move the shifters). Keeping it stock probably means selling it in six months since I don't keep bikes to look at them. But I'm a little reluctant to monkey with such a pretty bike.
So what do y'all think it's worth and how much do you think I should alter it to suit my riding needs?