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    Old Japanese Brake ID

    I *THINK* these are DiaCompe based on the center pull Weinmann style and the red washers, but just wanted a confirmation. I am not familiar with the funky symbol on the arm. Can someone id and date these?

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    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
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    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.
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    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.

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    Cherry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juvela View Post
    Cherry.
    Majenta

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    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.

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    Definitely Cherry
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    Definitely Cherry
    +1 and, for what it is worth, the components might not fetch a heck of a lot. My opinion, of course. That said.

    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...

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    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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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
    Majenta
    Cherry is a product line made by DC.

    iirc you can see some of the items at vb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juvela View Post
    Cherry.
    The mounting bolt heads do not have the Cherry emblem.

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