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1970's Matsuri Z-510

Old 12-02-11, 09:26 PM
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1970's Matsuri Z-510

I know this sounds crazy to a lot of you, but this happens to me a lot. I got a message, passed on through a friend. Someone's getting rid of a bike.

I went down to meet her, and they're in the middle of moving house. The bike is this nice 1970's bike, hardly ridden. I asked her if she wants something for it or if she just wants me to find it a home. She said, "Find it a home," and barely gave me time to thank her. She was busy and probably stressed.

I have to install a front brake cable on it and tune it up. It has the original tires on it. Chrome-moly frame, decent components.

I think I might transfer all of the parts onto a Nishiki frame I have. It's a 68cm frame, for a really big guy. There's a guy here who needs a bike, but he's six foot six (1.98 meters) tall, so it's hard to find something.

















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Old 12-02-11, 09:37 PM
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Matsuri don't crop up very often. I'd appreciate the serial number for my database. Hard to believe a person that tall would have to reverse the saddle clamp. And look at the angle of the rear brake cable hanger.
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Gosh Noglider that bike looks almost unused. It will be interesting to se how you position this one and what you end up doing with her.

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T-Mar, I'll get the number to you.

qcpmsame, it's tempting to make it a commuter bike or something. It sure is pristine, except for the boneheaded things that T-Mar points out. Of course, it has 27" wheels, which is one small strike against it.
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Just a quick question is 68 a typo or something the bike looks like 58 or 60 the few 68 Japanese bikes I have seen have a 10 or 9 inch head tube this one only looks to have a 6 or 7inch head tube? But great find anyways I have gotten a few bikes over the years this way from people who know I'm a bike guy and would prefer a bike like this finds a good home with someone who will use it. Rather than end up in the dregs of a thift store or in the hands of some scooper who just wants to try and make a quck buck.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
Just a quick question is 68 a typo or something
The other bike that he wants to transfer these parts to is a 68. This is more like a 58 or so.
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**edit** nevermind, lostarchitecht beatme to it.


Its a super clean example. Nice freebie tom.
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Right. The pronoun directly follows the antecedent.
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S/n: Ye12084n

Greetings everyone! Same (or almost) Matsuri here (Romania) - serial number is YE12084N. According to this gazette it could be 1981 made, at list is identical. I notice that mine has the shifter mounted on the pipe. Now, a restoration process is in progress.
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Número de serie

Hola buenas tardes, tengo la misma bicicleta mitsuri -510 todo original pero muy descuidada, ay que restaurar...el número de serie que viene abajo de que sirve??? Cómo puedo saber si está registrada o no...?
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