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Sakai prism prism prototype bicycle

Old 07-16-15, 04:02 PM
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Sakai prism prism prototype bicycle

I have a sakia prism prototype from 1989 brand new in the box never put together. I'm trying to ascertain its value? Can anyone help?
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Old 07-16-15, 04:08 PM
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Try following this link to the Classic and Vintage forum and ask your question there. Also maybe post some pictures. Classic & Vintage
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Originally Posted by ricci616 View Post
I'm trying to ascertain its value? Can anyone help?
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Old 07-17-15, 10:14 AM
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Would need some more info and photo's. Also are you sure it is a Sakai and not a Sekai bicycle and the 1989 date since both companies where basically out of business by then . Also it seems odd that it is a prototype in what reads like retail box if it is in a retail box it is most likely not a prototype.
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I sold dozens of these BITD, and still ride one. Back then they sold for about $500 or so as a frame and fork. BTW - if you're not too heavy, they are great riding road bikes. Not speed rockets comparable to modern CF frames, but nice evenly tempered bikes with great balance of performance, handling and comfort.

For those not familiar, they were a joint venture between SR (Sakai of Japan) who had a patented bonding system and provided the lugs and fittings and Easton (IIRC) who provided the tubing. They were designed by an American team including Angel Rodriguez who laid out the overall geometry, and Andy Muzi who finished the details and small fittings. Among the nicer details was internal brake cable routing with a sort of funnel which led to the exit (thank you, Andy).

Very few were sold under the Prism label, where nothing was spent on marketing. But decent numbers were produced under other labels.
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Look up "SR Litage" for more info.

What do you have? Frame and fork, or a whole bike? I have one of these and I thoroughly enjoy riding it. A very nice bonded aluminum bike IMO.
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Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
Look up "SR Litage" for more info. ...
Thanks, I forgot to mention that. I always had to laugh when folks would pronounce it lit aahge as if it were French, not getting that it was "light Age".

BTW- I still have a few NOS small frames left over, if anyone is interested in a good deal.
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