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Sekai GT Deluxe 2700

Old 03-17-18, 08:32 PM
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Sekai GT Deluxe 2700

Does this look a good one?
The handlebar doesn't look original, but only the frame and comps seem worth.
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Old 03-17-18, 10:06 PM
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The parts (cyclone rear derailleur, nice sugino crank, alloy wheels) are better than the frame (hi tensile steel frame). The bike is in good shape and the extras are a plus. Yes the bike is worth the asking price especially in a high dollar town like Seattle.

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I agree, that Hi Ten frame isn’t the lightest but it looks nice and is bound to be a good rider.
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Old 03-19-18, 07:02 AM
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While the frame is hi-tensile, it is double butted Tange #102. Consequently, the weight penalty is not as much as you would expect. According to my late 1970s Sekai catalogues there was only a 1lb. weight difference between their double butted hi-tensile model and their comparable double butted CrMo model.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
While the frame is hi-tensile, it is double butted Tange #102. Consequently, the weight penalty is not as much as you would expect. According to my late 1970s Sekai catalogues there was only a 1lb. weight difference between their double butted hi-tensile model and their comparable double butted CrMo model.
...+1. Appears the listing has been deleted, but I have one of these bikes and ride it sometimes.

The Hi-Ten butted frame does not seem to me to be a problem, and the slightly thicker tubing walls you assume must be present to use that steel in bicycle tubing might even be a slight improvement in terms of stiffness.

Anyway, it's a mistake to dismiss these bikes because of the steel type used in the frame IMO. Just in case anyone else Googles this up at some future date in their research.

Also there's this thread on the tubing.
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The GT Deluxe 2700 I got is the same as shown on the pictures on above thread. It is just stored for now. Planning on doing some clean up and maintenance this Summer.
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