…heavy. Just kidding, this comes in at about 26 pounds.
The frame and fork are a Sekai Grandtour 2500 from 1977. I got the bike free and then overhauled it… Although the only real replacements I had to do was give it new tires. A good clean and new grease was really the only other thing needed.
SS Conversion was ~ $25
Brooks B17 was $50
Love it. Enjoy:
Remember when Nashbar was good? Rims are Nashbar too
Lugz. The original frame was a Sekai Grandtour 2500 which was Sekai’s middle-range racer. Uses Tange High Tension double-butted tubing.
Original stem. We don’t need to go racer low.
Uncolored natural cork tape from XLC
On top of the bike is a Brooks B17 Narrow that I got used and broken in for $50.
Diacompe Sidepull, single-pivot brakes. No QR.
Lugs. I was considering stripping, sanding, priming, respraying the entire bike, but that’s easily a $100+ project including all the extra tools I would need
Sugino Maxy crank spinning on a square spindle BB that I repacked during the initial overhaul. Original crank, not a new one.
The nut of the rear QR
Shimano rear QR. Solid, which I need for the Singlespeed rear hub. It’s Shimano, although it reads ‘Made in Italy’ on the back.