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Sakae 2700

Old 10-18-16, 09:36 PM
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Sakae 2700

Vintage SEKAI Custom Sr Road Champion. All original parts. Everything works perfectly. Probably need new tires.
Seller is asking $350 and saying they go as much as $1000. Please see pics below.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9...HZuUVh1REJkQ0k

I cannot find much info on this. So wondering about the real value and the age of this bike. Any other info on this bike appreciated.

Thanks.

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Old 10-18-16, 09:54 PM
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First off, you mean SEKAI bikes, not Sakae.

I do not have personal experience with that company, if one waits, some experts will come. In general, most Sekais are not worth that much. But I don't know about all of them.

Discussions in this forum on Sekai 2700s or similar (maybe you couldn't find much because it was being spelled wrong)

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...ai-2700-a.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...-database.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...grandtour.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...times-two.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...0-a-print.html

History of the bike at: Sekai bicycles

Sekai 2700 on Denver Craig's List currently, $150

Sekai 2700 Road Bike


(if it has not been sold since this ad up went up, dated Sept.)

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So, it is important to have a good fit, the one you pointed out seems a bit big for a person like me.

Otherwise, research! research!

Budget Bicycle Center Sekai 2700 , they are selling at $800 (their bikes to me, seem overpriced)
https://www.budgetbicyclectr.com/1977...2700-51cm.html

So, Let's hear from the experts, I could name drop but hopefully, they will see this so I don't have to, clue is to go to that database thread, they should know.

ALL that said, it does look like a quality bike.

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Old 10-18-16, 10:09 PM
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Sakae was the name of a Japanese Company that made handlebars and cranks; very many Sakae cranksets around.
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Sorry for the misspell. You found a lot of informaion. Let me grasp through it.

Thanks again. You rock!
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The subject bicycle is late 1970s. During this period they were typically a Tange CrMo DB (would became #2) main triangle with hi-tensile stays and forks. The rear derailleur is replacement for the OEM SunTour Vx. All the other components that I can identify appear to be OEM, including the Vx front derailleur, Sugino Super Mighty Tour crankset and Dia-Compe Gran Compe brakeset. The wheels should be Araya 20A aluminum rims (27") laced to Shimano 600 hubs. Weight would be about 25 lbs.

So, suggesting the bicycle is worth $350 is fancy. $1000 is insane. $150 is a good price for the Denver example as it is in better condition and appears ready to ride. I know the Bay are is more expensive but given the condition, I wouldn't pay over $150.

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Old 10-19-16, 08:42 AM
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I would agree it's a pretty typical late 70's mid level import nothing special presented I would say $150 in the bay area. Also that is a fairly large for someone 6' + and the bike likely needs a complete overhaul full service new consumables tires, cables, brake pads, bar tape and maybe a couple of parts so figure on spending another $100+ on top the sale price.
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