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Old 05-23-13, 07:30 AM
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Thanks for the info I wouldn't have thought.
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Original Sekine down tube decals are often times available on Ebay, in case anyone is interested...
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Old 05-23-13, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
Original Sekine down tube decals are often times available on Ebay, in case anyone is interested...
Very good point, I too hadn't thought of that. That being said, I like my Sekine, but not $20 like, but if I did, that is an awesome way to do it and about what I'd probably sell them for if I had a supply.
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Old 05-24-13, 04:41 PM
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Does anyone know which model is this?
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Found another post on previous page - looks like it is SHS 271. What would be the fair price for it?
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Originally Posted by mongol777 View Post
Found another post on previous page - looks like it is SHS 271. What would be the fair price for it?
There is another sub-forum for bike evaluations. That being said, yours is a low model but old and in good shape. The average price would be around $250 or so with more in hot markets. Complete your user profile and go to the evaluation forum for more information.
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Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
There is another sub-forum for bike evaluations. That being said, yours is a low model but old and in good shape. The average price would be around $250 or so with more in hot markets. Complete your user profile and go to the evaluation forum for more information.
Thank you! Will do
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Old 05-25-13, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
There is another sub-forum for bike evaluations. That being said, yours is a low model but old and in good shape. The average price would be around $250 or so with more in hot markets. Complete your user profile and go to the evaluation forum for more information.
This one is a mid-1970s Sekine SHS and was firmly mid-range for the era. It's easy to mistake for a lower model as the OEM downtube shifters have been replaced by stem shifters and ti also appears that the OEM aluminum rimmed wheels have been replaced by steel. However, that's Sekine's doubled butted CrMo frameset. The giveaways are the chromed stays and forged rear dropout with integral hanger. As it sits, it's about ~$300 in Toronto. Add $50-$75 for all OEM. Stem looks like it's ready to pop out. It's far too high. I can determine the exact year via the serial number.
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What did I get today - is it RL-30? High res pictures can be found here (components up close and serial number) - http://sdrv.ms/17AMlWq. Will post main view in the next post
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Hubs, QR and everything else is Shimano
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Originally Posted by mongol777 View Post
What did I get today - is it RL-30?...
No, it's a circa 1975/1976 Sekine SHL 270.
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Old 05-31-13, 04:18 PM
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No, it's a circa 1975/1976 Sekine SHL 270.
Thank you! Got it for my wife, did full refurbish and loved the ride! I am slowly falling in love with Sekine's! She did not like it (likes her MTB and rides it once every three years :-)) so posted it for sale in Toronto. It was in pretty good cosmetic condition but BB, brakes, heaset needed full cleaning, new grease, etc.
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Nice photos, everyone- keep 'em coming (particularly that weird little Sekine Boon Bike GT). Love the stuff people dig up. Props to T-Mar for keeping up with the identifications and history tidbits. I'm trying not to forget all the Sekine stuff I've learned, need a quick refresher every summer. We still need some old Sekine Canada workers to come out of the woodwork...
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That pamphlet you produced is very nice. Next Sekine that crosses my path and fits me I might actually keep this time.
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Another Sekine has crossed my path (came in with about 5 other road bikes). Not quite as nice as my previous one but I'm sure after a rebuild, it will be a very nice bike. The freewheel is locked up (as the others) so I'm guessing it lived outside on its side. Will have to work my magic on it, can post a finished picture if anyone cares. The SN on this one is: B 1 5562

Side shot, the sticker is meh, but complete on the other side.


Shamano Thunderbird front derailleur, cotter cranks, will need a new chain and as I said, the freewheel is locked. Dork disk also needs some love.


My previous Sekine had a Lark SS derailleur, this one however has an Eagle. I've never had one before, not sure if its OEM or a replacement. Stamped dropouts say lower end machine.


Serial number stamping, pretty clear this time.
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Old 08-27-13, 06:35 AM
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Turbo231, your latest acquistion appears to be a circa 1976/1977 Sekine SIU/SHA. It was the base, adult, lightweight model. An Eagle rear derailleur is OEM. During this era, the Larks typically came on the SHB/SHC, which were one model higher.
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Old 08-27-13, 10:58 AM
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I sold a SHS 271 earlier this year for 275 it had a Shimano Crane RD and the half chromed fork and rear stays, it was Champion Butted tubes. It was a nice bike but not really a fast bike, seemed to not like to accelerate so it had to go. It was nice just not my cup of tea.
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Originally Posted by andyfloyd View Post
I sold a SHS 271 earlier this year for 275 it had a Shimano Crane RD and the half chromed fork and rear stays, it was Champion Butted tubes. It was a nice bike but not really a fast bike, seemed to not like to accelerate so it had to go. It was nice just not my cup of tea.
The Sekine SHS and it's slightly upscale sister, the SHT, were Sekine's mid-range models. The geometry was close to, if not the same as their entry level models and they were a bit heavier than you'd expect, which would partially explain the sluggishness. The only truly responsive Sekine during this era was the SHX, which had much tighter geometry and a tubular wheelset. Even then, the steering was a bit vague and they benefited from a good replacement fork.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
The Sekine SHS and it's slightly upscale sister, the SHT, were Sekine's mid-range models. The geometry was close to, if not the same as their entry level models and they were a bit heavier than you'd expect, which would partially explain the sluggishness. The only truly responsive Sekine during this era was the SHX, which had much tighter geometry and a tubular wheelset. Even then, the steering was a bit vague and they benefited from a good replacement fork.
I think I weighed the bike at 26 pounds and some change, it wasnt lightweight and it wasnt heavy either. I can tell you one thing, the lugs were very nice and the paint was kind of a pearl white and that was nice too. But like you said the geometry was not great for going fast or turning fast. It just felt muted on the road, if it had a more aggressive geometry I probably would have kept it.
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Hey everyone, this is my first post on bikeforums.net. I was reading through this thread, and I thought I'd throw in my two cents. I recently traded bicycles with a friend. He got my Bianchi 12 speed, and I got his Sekine Medialle SHX 270 with full Dura Ace. It was missing the rear derailleur and the front brake, so I threw on some newer Shimano Exage parts because I couldn't find the old Dura Ace matching components. I was hoping to be able to ride it, but the frame is definitely too large for me, so I will have to sell it. Does anyone know what the value of this bike might be?

Here are some pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_...7635341730268/
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