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Japanese 1972 Sekine Touring Bike

Old 01-17-10, 01:06 AM
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Japanese 1972 Sekine Touring Bike

I recently aquired a nice 1972 Sekine. It features the traditional rhinestone badge, is made in japan, features "world finest bicycle by Sekine" on bottom tube. a sticker features the Sekine crest, distributed by Beacon Bicycle, Chorme-Molydenum Tubing. Front and back derailers are Suntour, front also says Spirt. The gear stems also read suntour. cranks are by Maxy and the date stamp matches for 1972, which is how i was able to date the bike. Also included original leather touring seat and a rear rack. model number is w76739. Also interesting is a quick release lever on the headset which also reads suntour and pretty cool custom lugs on tubing.
i have read that only the lower end SAB model includes rhinestone headbadge while better models had ornate badge. however, no pre 73 japan Sekine had ornate badge and the lower end canadian models did not have ChromeMoly
Does anyone know such information as what the model this bike was and what it was likely to have sold for in America in the early 70s and today if in good condition.
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Old 01-17-10, 07:12 AM
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Nice quality bike, although never saw many of them. I believe that they were exclusively imported into the West coast only. I think that they sold for between $125 and $150 when brand new. Today's value, perhaps in tuned up condition, around $100.
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I had one of these guys a year or so ago. I collect Canadian made bikes, Sekine included, and was initially fooled by the art on my pre-1973 Asian Sekine GS (best guess as to model and vintage). Have a look at the bicycle, if you wish. https://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpe...troduction.htm

I hope this is some help.
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+1 No pics, and a better description of build would be helpful. The Sekines I have seen were sold by Sears for about $125 originally. Good looking low end bikes. A rack by itself does not make a touring bike.
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