Good day vintage enthusiasts.
I've been reading these forums, specifically this folder, for quite some time. Since this is my first post I'd like to take the opportunity to thank each every person who has posted on here for the wealth of information they have offered me. I'm pretty new road biking (vintage) and without these forums I probably would have given up before I started. Thanks.
Anywho, I found this bike at a thrift store. It was pretty beat but only 3 dollars. So, I figured I could buy it and strip it of its parts to use as spares or what not. After I arrived home with my uuhhh "new" purchase I decided to see what info I could dig up on my newly acquired junker. After literally several hours of scouring the internet I found absolutely nothing. So anyone with the slightest of anything...
ANYTHING would be appreciated!
The bike has absolutely no stickers/decals/badges, save for the head badge that generically reads: "Samurai". No indication of there ever being any stickers/decals/ badges either.
Stamp on the bottom of the frame has 2 series of numbers: The first(top) being 145403. The second(bottom) being: SY43693N
With a name like Samurai, it would seem to me that this is possibly a mass produced department store bike badged with a "japanese sounding" name in order to grapple to Sales trend on Japanese bikes in the '80s.
*Eh, sorry about the pics. I'm not really sure what I'm doing yet.