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andyfloyd 10-15-12 02:45 PM

Sekine SHT I restored for my Girlfriend...
 
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Posted this on roadbikereview.com and then found this forum. So Ill post it here because it seems there is more sekine LOVE on here:thumb:

Little backstory on the Sekine. I found it in a trailer park, I was there buying mid 80's schwinn WorldSport and as I was test riding the WS a kid approached me telling me he has a road bike and is giving it away. He said he found this Sekine at an abandoned house and I gave him 10 dollars for it. I have never seen another Sekine around anywhere, so I figure they are pretty rare.

When I first recieved the Sekine it was rusty, dirty and sad looking. My GF just loved the bike so I told her we could restore it and she could have it.

This Sekine is either an SHS or an SHT I believe it to be an SHT. Here is the parts list..

Frame : Tange Champion Butted Tubes cro-mo
Lugs : Tange Ornate
Drops : Forged Shimano
Seat : Belt leather
Cranks : Sakae Silver alloy
FD/RD : Shimano Titlist
Bottom Bracket : Shimano
Bars : Sakae Road Champion
Stem : Sakae alloy
Pedals : self righting alloy
Wheels : 700c alloy/shimano Hubs
Brakes : Long Reach Shimano Tourney Centerpull

Here are some pics, let me know what you guys think. I love the bike, kinda wish it was still mine but I have enough for now

sauze 10-15-12 02:55 PM

Very neat! I see a fair amount of Sekine's around here (Winnipeg) because they were manufactured in Manitoba for a brief time. There's a fairly long/comprehensive thread about Sekine's somewhere in here (the search function isn't the best) This is higher on their food chain than I usually see (forged DO's and a RD hanger) There are a few people on the forums that may be able to ID it on sight.

andyfloyd 10-15-12 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by sauze (Post 14844180)
Very neat! I see a fair amount of Sekine's around here (Winnipeg) because they were manufactured in Manitoba for a brief time. There's a fairly long/comprehensive thread about Sekine's somewhere in here (the search function isn't the best) This is higher on their food chain than I usually see (forged DO's and a RD hanger) There are a few people on the forums that may be able to ID it on sight.

Yea I knew as soon as I saw it that it was a nice frame. The Lugwork is very good and the frame has a "Champion Butted Tubes" sticker. The Belt seat is also very hard to find from what I read. It had Araya 27" wheels at first but I nabbed a Ross with 700's and put those on this bike because I hate 27" wheels.

Here are a couple more pics of it....

Bianchigirll 10-15-12 03:34 PM

Great looking machine. How does the GF like it?

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...2&d=1350333927

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...0&d=1350333912

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...1&d=1350333920

not_me 10-15-12 03:40 PM

It's an SHS. Same frame as the SHT but with slightly lesser components. The give aways are the rear derailleur, crankset, & turkey levers.

Here are the catalog scans:
http://thesekineproject.blogspot.ca/...catalogue.html

andyfloyd 10-15-12 03:52 PM


she looooves it...lol:love:


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