• http://hughsbicycle.blogspot.com Hugh

    Quick release on the stem? Do you mean it has a stem mounted quick-release for the front brake cable? Which would open the front brake caliper for quick removal of the front wheel. If that`s not it, I have no idea.Maybe you can post a close-up pic of it on the face-book section. I would sure like to see it.

    • Chris O

      Here’s a blurry close-up.
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/50498478@N00/4503898918/
      This clamp actually comes in handy when I’m aligning the handlebars. I can clamp, then check, then screw it down when it’s right.

      • http://hughsbicycle.blogspot.com Hugh

        I think I`m seeing the picture now. It has quick-release front and rear hubs. and quick-release seat post. And a quick release stem. I`m guessing the idea was
        easy break-down for easy transport.

        • laverack

          I believe you hit the nail on the head(set),Hugh.

  • http://www.wrn.com Bob H.

    Ask your LBS how to get ride of the granny brake levers. I seem to remember reading somewhere that green bikes were bad luck but that’s an awesome green bike you’ve got there!

  • Mark D

    So far, I am digging SEKINE Week. First Doug’s vanilla beauty and now this lean green machine. I fancied I knew at least a little about 70′s OTSs, but I was unfamiliar with this northern brand. Me like. Is this one missing it’s pie plate? Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s entry . . .

    • Mark D

      I mean, its pie plate. Oops.

  • Chris O

    I’ve found I’m riding and tinkering with this bike all the time. It’s very nice for it’s age!

  • peter

    To get rid of the granny levers, disconnect cable, remove the pivot pin complete with lever, cut it off with a hacksaw and turn the pin in a lathe to make it pretty (or file it if you haven’t got one). Worked for me on more than one bike.