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70's Katakura Silk Road Bike

Old 01-17-10, 07:08 PM
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70's Katakura Silk Road Bike

I'm looking for any info on Katakura road bikes. Anyone familiar with this manufacturer? Info is hard to come by. I found a 1970ish Katakura Silk for sale locally and it may be my size (waiting on the seller to call me back with details). Looks to be at least a 62cm frame.


Update: Decided not to take on this project. BTW, it's a 63cm

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Old 01-18-10, 01:58 PM
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I'll be honest. A lot of folks place high value on the Katakura Silk. I had one and gave it to Good Will. Heavy, low end components, nothing special about it. I would not pay half the asking price for that bike. But I'm sure someone else will post and completely disagree.
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$200 is really high for that bike around here. Your market is one of the hot ones. The huge frame is also a big negative.
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