Old 10-27-17, 11:16 AM
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It's not hard to keep the costs reasonably low if you don't mind fixing up an old bike. This is a sekine SHS 271 from the mid 70s I'm working on. I've completely overhauled it and the bearing surfaces are in fine shape. The parts are almost all original. I have right around $100 in the project. By the time I add better quality tires and brake pads, my out of pocket costs will be right around $160. The bike has a very nice frame (a full tange chrome moly butted frame) and decent middling quality parts. Heck I think I'll even keep the turkey levers, : ) The paint and parts are in great shape (after some elbow grease on my parts) for a 40 year old plus bike:
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