Hey guys, I'm a student at UC Davis which is probably the bike capital of the United States and I am relatively new to the whole bike scene. I recently acquired two identical 10 speed road bikes from dad; one red and one silver. He got them in Japan while he was stationed there during his days in the military in the 1970s. I currently ride the red one around campus. The problem that I have is that I am having trouble finding out more on the bike's brand. I've searched the internet but could not find anything. The bike appears to be a KRS brand with a Kings Road name on it. It has shimano parts and sugino cranks.
The silver one has remained in a box unopened and unassembled and has never seen sunlight in America. Just recently over spring break, I opened the box and found out that is was still wrapped in Japanese newspaper from the 1970s. The box that it was shipped in was a Bridgestone box but I'm not quite sure if the bike is actually a Bridgestone.
I am debating on whether it would be worth it to convert the red one, which is exactly the same as the silver one, into a fixed gear bike.
I took a bunch of pictures in hope that somebody can help me out.
Is this bike a rare find? Or is it just some cheap old road bike?
I'm guessing may not be that special judging by how the back axel supports were assembled but thats just me.
Thank You for reading