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Kabuki Superlight 10 speed

Old 10-18-16, 01:07 PM
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Kabuki Superlight 10 speed

What's a fair price for this bike? Owner is asking $75. The frame is aluminum and it's a 10 speed.

I'm just getting into cycling and would like a decent bike to start with. Would this fit the bill? Also, any thoughts on what might need to be done to get it up and running would be appreciated. It looks like it would definitely need tires, but I'm not sure what else.

Thanks.
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Old 10-19-16, 05:20 PM
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Not aluminum-and not 'light'. I'd not go more than 50. Consumables and repacking all bearings will run you some dough (unless you have the tools and can do it yourself. (decent rdr though) Figure 200+/- at your local bike shop.
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Old 10-19-16, 06:35 PM
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These bikes had cast aluminium lugs and rust resistant steel tubes somewhat heavy didn't ride good, pretty low end entry level bike. This one has a lot of none original components the wheels and brakes are off a different bike likely a low end Schwinn, it would have had none working disk brakes originally. As presented in rough shape likely needing a overhaul some components it's worth about the $50-75 so the price isn't bad but I would pass this is not a decent bike.
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Thanks for the info, everyone. I appreciate it. I looked at the bike yesterday and it was shockingly heavy. You guys weren't kidding about "lightweight" being a bit misleading. Nice color on the bike, though, and I loved the head badge (it's a red and black faced Kabuki actor/mask).
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Old 10-21-16, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by juls View Post
Not aluminum-and not 'light'....
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These bikes had cast aluminium lugs and rust resistant steel tubes ....
With all due respect, this model was made with aluminum tubing. The only steel was in the fork. On the steel frames, the stays were brazed to the dropouts. This model has the dropouts die cast around the stay ends, which was unique to the aluminum tubed Superlight.

Granted, it was not a light bicycle but it was 2 lbs lighter than the Submariner, which was spec'd identically, except for the frame.
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Old 10-21-16, 10:28 AM
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I stand corrected. Thank you for your diplomacy. Ole dopey me.
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Old 10-21-16, 11:13 AM
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Just an update for everyone who's been nice enough to offer help in this thread: I passed on the bike because I figured that the thinking on here was that the bike wasn't that special and it was going to, at a minimum, need new tires.

Yesterday I was looking at my local thrift store and the person must've just donated the bike instead of selling it. So I would up buying it for $24.99. I figure at that price at least I can take it apart and try to learn a few things about everything goes together.

If anyone's interested I'm happy to post additional pics of anything you might be curious about.

Thanks again for the help, everyone.
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Old 10-21-16, 12:42 PM
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Curious to find out what the weight of the bare frame is, and how much weight the components are actually contributing the total weight of the bike, as one would think the aluminum construction will bring at least, some weight savings benefit. Maybe some decent, lighter weight comonents can bring the weight down to something better than the boat anchor like wieight that everyone seems to remember about this Kabuki model......
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