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Identitying this old bike frame?

Old 12-24-23, 10:12 AM
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Identitying this old bike frame?

Hey all, I work at a bike shop and my boss is having me clean up this frame from an abandoned customer bike. The front of the bike has an emblem that says "Mikasa". The bars have an engraving of an eagle with the letters "SR", and the words "World Custom Japan". I think the frame is cool, I really like it but is it anything special? Can't post pics bcus I'm new here.

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Old 12-24-23, 11:42 AM
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I don't recognize the name Mikasa, but the frame looks mid-range, late 1970s. The bars and other components don't necessarily narrow down the manufacturer, but they may have date codes on them. If the date codes are close to the same time then the components are more likely to be original to the bike.

Seat post diameter would be a helpful detail, as well as serial number and close-up photos of the dropouts and lugged joints.
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...it's unlikely anyone would have used that particular crank on anything "special".
The lug work looks bog standard, and it looks like the dropouts are stamped.
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Entry level touring, mid 70's. Most likely hi-ten, probably came with Arraya 27" possibly alloy h/p rims. That may have had high flange hubs. The stem bars are nice and brakes are/were good performers of the time

The parts remind me of an Azuki I used to own.
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Nice frame set looks late 70's Japanese but nothing special mid level based on the stamped rear drops with slightly nicer front fork, likely high-ten tubing. If you give us the serial number and or markings of the BB someone here can likely come up with the actual maker and manufacture date. As for value I would say $75-100 with the parts it has on it.
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Originally Posted by Unawarefruit
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The front of the bike has an emblem that says "Mikasa". . . .
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Hello Unawarefruit,
thank-you for posting the information about you bicycle.

I would suggest that the name on the headbadge is Matsuri.

Matsuri was a brand name sold in the USA. The frames were usually made by Nissan in Japan. Most of these bicycles date from 1979 and 1980.
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Thank you! Really appreciate it!
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Hint on handlebars, those were used on millions of bikes and have no bearing on brand or model. Bike brands bought parts from the same handful of suppliers, so you will see the same handlebars on dozens of brands.
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Originally Posted by wrk101
Hint on handlebars, those were used on millions of bikes and have no bearing on brand or model. Bike brands bought parts from the same handful of suppliers, so you will see the same handlebars on dozens of brands.
+ 1 on vintage road bikes I have seen the same handlebars both size and quality on tone of bikes. It was not till the mid 90's that makers changed quality and size.
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