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Old 12-16-09, 02:41 PM   #1
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Sekine on Craigslist -- What do you Think?

I'm a little tempted to get this for my daughter to ride while she's visiting during Christmas, but perhaps it's a little overpriced?

http://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/1511886305.html

I'd probably sell it again after she leaves.

What do you think??

Thanks,

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Old 12-16-09, 03:11 PM   #2
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Can you keep your money together at that price?
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Old 12-16-09, 03:49 PM   #3
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Based on the brief description and poor picture, it appears to be a circa 1976-1977, Sekine RM20. These bicycles used a straight gauge CrMo main frame with hi-tensile stays and forks. The only Shimano 600 is the shifting system and it is the first generation, not the later arabesque 600EX. The crankset should be a swaged, cotterless, SR design. On the plus side, it should have aluminum, 27" rims with quick release hubs. For its era, it was a nice bicycle on the cusp of entry and mid-range. The workmanship and paint was typically very good, but the downtube decals often fall off. Expect about 24-26 lbs and a soft, comfortable, but somewhat dead ride characteristic. Whether it is worth the money will depend on the local market conditions, the actual mechanical and cosmetic condition, and the fit.
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I don't trust a seller who exaggerates wildly or is a fool (he paid $700 for it a year ago???) Definitely overpriced for around here. CA is a totally different market.
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