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post #61 of 454 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone into restoring old bikes? I found an 80's Japanese Sekai 2000 road bike abandoned in the forest, and just got done fixing it up. It's raining like a bitch right now, but I can't wait to take it out. 10 speed with the retro Suntour downtube shifters, steel frame and aggressive handlebars. I have a feeling it's going to haul-ass

I have a friend who is into this kinda stuff. sending it to him.
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Anyone into restoring old bikes? I found an 80's Japanese Sekai 2000 road bike abandoned in the forest, and just got done fixing it up. It's raining like a bitch right now, but I can't wait to take it out. 10 speed with the retro Suntour downtube shifters, steel frame and aggressive handlebars. I have a feeling it's going to haul-ass


That's a really nice bike! I too had an old bike that was lying around (called Apollo, looks VERY similar to yours, weird) and I decided that it needed a new coat of paint, so I sanded it down and repainted it, then I thought, that seat isn't very comfortable, might as well replace it. One thing led to another, and this is the product:



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Very nice, I love the paint job you did on that. Our bikes are super similar, frames and components are almost matching haha.

The first time I took this thing out I did a 2600ft 9 mile elevation climb on it . Suffice to say, it really made me appreciate the 24 gears on my modern road-bike haha. I think it will fair much better as a fast townie bike when I bring it back to college.

That's interesting how you have the lever shifters mounted on your handlebar stem. The downtube shifters on mine kind of drive me nuts (especially once you have been spoiled by modern shifters), I would have to pull new cables and add some brackets but I might relocate the shifters to the location you have, looks a lot more conventional to use.

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7 pages of replies and no fixies yet!
I'll post a pic of mine later it's a bit dead so I am building a new one.

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7 pages of replies and no fixies yet!
I'll post a pic of mine later it's a bit dead so I am building a new one.
Sorry man, I just don't quite understand intentionally removing your gears and breaks so you can be a hipster . I ride too aggressively to not have those things on my bike, but to each their own.

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because of fixed gear freestyle I no longer consider fixies a respectable bicycle.
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My runaround here in Japan.



I also have a mellow cruising bicycle with a basket for shopping.

Pretty common here in Japan.

I have a car too, but here in Kyoto bicycle is often the way to go due to the old narrow streets and lack of parking.

Most people own and ride bikes here for shopping and short trips.
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thread revival. mine from last week.
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huray for revival and quad pegs.
For some reason I can't find pics of my complete bike atm, so here's just drivetrain when I still was riding RHD and plegs. Now I'm on LHD and steel, from the pics you can guess why, and it is *much* better




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haha I ran plegs and then shadows with plastic sleeves. the sound of grinding is so lame with plastic so I switched to odyssey jpegs. best transition ever. get some pics of your bike up. i'd like to see it.
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