That funky symbol is actually letter JIS means "Japan industrial standard" looks like DC brakes to me as well. Let's see the rest of the bike
"Waiting for the crash"
It's a pre Canadian Sekine, so straight from the mother country. It's actually posted over in the frame trade thread, it's a wee bit small for me. Got it from the original owner. Guys are pinging me to buy parts off of it. Lots of cool old Japanese parts and I didn't know exactly what these were......
I would kinda feel bad parting out an old survivor like this, but just don't have the space to keep a non productive bike.
I would check for any cast or stamped ID marks on the back sides of the arms. The calipers may have to be removed to see them.
It does not look like any Dia-Compe that I have seen. If you look at the back side of the brake arms you may get more information.
1974 Fuji "The Finest", 1979 Raleigh Clubman, 1980 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 Chrome, 1985 Schwinn Super Le Tour, 1985 Trek 850, 1987 Centurion Ironman Master
+1 and, for what it is worth, the components might not fetch a heck of a lot. My opinion, of course. That said.Definitely Cherry
Your Sekine GS is a pretty neat old road bicycle and, perhaps, worth a second look...
It was turned into a street bicycle by its new owner...
Interesting site you have Randy, enjoyed reading through it. I notice there are some differences between the two. The red has stamped dropouts not forged, came with Weinmann alloy rims instead of steel, and has a Suntour stem quick release. Downtube decal is different as well. Wonder if mine is older than yours, or spec'd different for the American market?
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Last edited by Cerrig; 05-01-15 at 06:05 PM.
I must back up a notch. I have owned early Japanese Sekine bicycles exactly like the one pictured. Yours is not a GS, my error.
I think the bicycle was made for the Japanese market and fitted with the quick release for the handlebar, which just might prove useful when using a bicycle for commuting purposes if part of the ride included bus or train. Just a guess.