I have a chance to buy one for $100. It's a 1974 with the chrome front fork. I haven't seen it in person yet but an scheduled to look at it tomorrow. I don't know much about them, but have heard some good things about this company. Would this been a decent road bike for the semi-serious to casual rider? I'm not going to compete with it, but might take it on a RAGBRAII (the ride across Iowa) tour this summer, so it would be getting about 50-75 miles a day that week.
How would this compare to Schwinns of the same era? (have a chance to buy a 75 Schwinn Le Tour for around same money).
If this Sekine is a decent bike to invest in, I will pull the trigger.
It is being sold by the original owner who was good to the bike (stored indoors and no rust).
Everything is original, even has original tires (which will need to be replaced of course).
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
I tend to like the Schwinn line from the mid-late 80s, but can not find them in my area at all (at least not for lower prices) I find alot of the Schwinn 70s era. Wondering how this would compare to 70s era Schwinns? 80s era Schwinns? Thanks