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    Sekine build turning a little weird..





    Here is a $7 bike I picked up and almost passed on, yeah even for $7. A '75 or '76 Sekine, which If I did my homework right was 2nd best in their lineup, the best one was essentially the same but with Dura Ace parts. I stripped the bike down and the frame kinda seemed like maybe it was actually pretty good (produces those nice high pitched pings when you flick em), it has nice lug work, and chrome.. so I figured I'd rebuild it with lighter better parts, not period correct for the most part, but I didnt want anything to look out of place. All went to plan except for the wheelset mostly which is from '88 although looks newer with that Aero front rim. I noticed tonight I didnt have enough brake reach for the 700c front rim... I didnt want to go through the trouble of finding a suitable replacement fork on ebay or spend any money.. so I looked around my room and spotted a straight blade Ventana carbon fork with a steel 1" steer tube I bought on a whim on ebay even though I never had plans for it, it was cheap and I liked it. The steer tube was just long enough to fit the frame so I figured why not. After that I just found a close enough matching brake caliper with a recessed nut put pads on it and through it on.





    And Voila, as is it weighs 21lbs and 4 ounces. I still have to wrap the bars and get the rear derailleur cabled. I guess it will be 23lbs once I put pedals, a chain and a bottle cage on it, though I dont think I will bother till around march, as im using the wheels on a bike I have on my trainer anyways.. I think the original bike weighed in around 30-35lbs, should be an interesting ride to say the least!

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Very nice transformation!

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    Ay D&B hows the weather up there BBRRR That Sekine looks nice I built a fixie with the exact same frame. Road it for 2 years until it disapeared off the veranda. I have a lot of bikes that walk away but that one hurt. So Ive picked up anther frame but green I hate that colour so I sand it down to bare metal. I built myself a powder coating *** with a negitive ion generator. Ive been doing small things right now I only have an oven that someone throw off at the yard. I may try to build a bigger oven (but wheres the time) so I can do frames. Ill post before and after pics when Im finished building my new fixie. Well talk to you later

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    That's kinda hot. The fork crown allows it to blend with the classic styling of the frame, while the matte carbon legs allow smooth integration of the grey ano rims. If only it was mine to play with... Have fun.
    1969 Bob Jackson, 1989 Schwinn Paramount, 2004 Santa Cruz Blur, 2011 Specialized P-3, 2013 Salsa Colossal Ti

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    Nice job. Awesome looking You saved another bike from a possible untimely fate.

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    Im Fixed: Nice! I kinda dig the green ones though, such a pure '70s color if you ask me, I wonder if they came in gold, that would look pretty sweet.

    cmdr: Thanks, I wasn't too sure about the fork at first as I wanted more of a classic look, but hey I'm glad I found a use for the fork finally, and it will make the ride a lot more lively without all the stock fork rake/trail thats for sure!

    skyrider: Most likely.. as I got it from the dumps recycle center, any bikes that dont sell eventually get sent to their death, luckily most of them really arent worth saving for the most part, every now and then something relatively good shows up though!

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    I think you should keep the spoke protector. That is pure 70's.

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    Haha, no thanks, yuk! Them spoke protectors make better for pie plates!

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