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Old 06-10-09, 06:01 PM
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Katakura Silk for a friend

Some will remember I am looking for a bike for a friend. The one I was thinking of getting received a resounding 'Be careful!' and I ended up not getting it. This is what I did end up getting on Yahoo Auction last night. It cost around $175 and although that might seem steep to those in the Land of the Thrift Store and Garage Sale (neither of which exist here) it is not at all bad in Japan. Also, I know the man who made this frame...

Wodja all think?




This is the same model owned by an acquaintance:




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Old 06-10-09, 06:08 PM
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$175 for a hand-built frame is good in any country, good job!
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Old 06-12-09, 12:08 AM
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$175 for a hand-built frame is good in any country, good job!
Thank you, unworthy1!
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These are beautiful
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Your Tomodachi is very lucky!
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Old 07-27-20, 04:32 PM
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Seeing this thread bumped has reminded me... I don't think I ever posted pictures of how the restoration came out:

The bike went from this:





To this:





And finally, to this:



My friend was really pleased with the result and so she should be - she did all the work herself... I just showed her how to do it. She even set the wheel and BB bearings with me telling her what to look for and think about. I would post a photo of a very happy her but, you know, privacy and all that.
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These are beautiful
I received a PM from you, E.blan, but when I tried to reply BF came back with a message saying you didn't accept PMs.
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