Every week lately, it seems we receive a some obscure(to most) Japanese 10-speed leftover from the first bike boom, and this week is no exception. Sure, we have lots of Schwinns and Fujis and Raleighs and Peugeots, but it is marques like Sentinel, Sanwa, Suteki and this Sekine that really make this place sssspecial.
Sent in by Ethan, this Sekine sure fits in nicely with the other OTS that reside here, but it is by no means typical. First, look at the size of those shifters! Those things look like soup spoon handles—that is, if soup spoons indeed have handles. Second, not only does this Sekine have a standard issue 9 inch chrome pie plate, but the pie plate appears to have SEKINE shaped cutouts! To all those Pie Plate Haters out there, it would be criminal to remove such a fine piece of bling. Now, if could just get Ethan to send in a shot of this beauty’s drive side!
Can we get some Sekine love on this site! This was a great find at a local flea market. The medallion on the front of the bike was still there too! After a little elbow grease and a lot of trial and error this bike turned into a gem to ride around town.