i scored an old sekai 2700 frame (circa 1979?) and took a torch to it, removing the braze-ons... there were a TON of them, but none where i needed them. i also sawed off the derailleur mounting point and filed the bottom of the dropout to match the opposite side.
i left the little loops on the tops of the drop outs, front and rear, because she wants fenders. (soon to come. hanjo hammered)
i then filed down whatever remained of the hard solder, and took the frame to be blasted and powdercoated.
yellow jersey supplied me with a set of NOS decals which were surprisingly easy to apply straight. (i dont mean sober. i mean lined up and parallel!)
i goofed and only ordered one brake cable clamp, so thats on the list for this weekend's ebay purchases.
i also have a really old yellow saddle that's going on when i find a seat post that fits the rails. for some reason they are really far apart.
anyway, i guess the rest is pretty self-explanatory.
(powdercoated deep-Vs, sugino RD messenger crank w/zen 46t ring, polished to mirror finish
shimano 17t freewheel. nitto bars, 3T 80mm stem, and so on.)
i'll take better pics when the fenders go on.
i got to ride it today for a minute and found it to be really fun and surprisingly responsive. i might have to build myself a hooptie like this sometime.