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1984 Sekai 5000 pedal & bar tape suggestions

Old 09-20-20, 05:13 PM
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1984 Sekai 5000 pedal & bar tape suggestions

Can I get some pedal suggestions and bar tape color ideas for my newest acquisition, a 1984 Sekai 5000 racing bike. I took off the old tape it looked like a white or cream color but it was so dirty. The frame color is like a Chocolate brown.

I want to put regular pedals on the bike as I wonít be using it for long distance or racing and right now it has the extenders on it for some kind of racing clips or something like that. I donít know what the correct term is for what they are but I want to take these off and put some lightweight pedals on it.








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I think the taper has to be white or black.

the pedals should come off just like any other pedal, I would however separate the pedal and the spacer BEFORE removing them from the bike
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Itís a sharp looking frame with those chrome features. I would probably put the focus on that and go with black tape. But I have seen people use turquoise with root beer and itís pretty striking.
MKS makes good low cost pedals.
Your cables will look better if you route them both behind the handlebars. At least to my eyes.
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White would look great. Fizik Performance tape is excellent, and stays white much longer than cork or cotton.
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Old 09-20-20, 05:55 PM
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I vote for brown tape. Brown velvet tape was a thing on Japanese bikes in the 80s. Too bad you can't find it anymore. I'd settle for brown cotton. I feel like James May today.

Maybe swap out the housing for some Ti colored translucent braided stuff for a bit more zing.

The pedals on there are SPD clipless pedals (+ extenders it looks like). They are an early road version. They don't look like Shimano Ultegra or DA, could be Wellgo maybe. Being SPD you could use those with walkable cycling shoes. Just sayin. If you want regular pedals use whatever you prefer. I'd be inclined to put quill pedals with toe clips and straps. You could use modern platforms if that's your preference. In my view something like an MKS "Sylvan" Touring pedals are a better choice. Can be used with or without toe clips. Appropriately styled for a vintage bike. Not expensive.
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Old 09-20-20, 08:07 PM
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Black Newbaum's cotton tape, KKT Top Run pedals with clips and leather straps, and a black Turbo saddle.
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I love the MKS Sneaker or RMX pedals and have them on 2 bikes I think black tape would be good - white is very tough to keep clean If you haven't removed pedals view this


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Your bike absolutely NEEDS a pair of these:
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Your bike absolutely NEEDS a pair of these:
Those are COOL!!! I like those, will have to look for them!!
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They would match as the bike appears to be Superbe equipped.
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They would match as the bike appears to be Superbe equipped.
Yes they most certainly would match!! Yep all the components are Suntour Superbe, except for the Handlebars and Quillstem are Cinelli. There are two auctions now for used Pedals on Ebay and I just decided to watch those and see how they go, they are pricy for outright buying them vintage, someone was trying to sell a pair of never used ones for over $300, not paying that much for pedals
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