In 16 months of OTSG we haven’t had one Owner Submitted Maruishi Roadace. Now suddenly, we’ve had two submitted in ten days! This ACE is a NOS appearing RX-5 sent in by John C.
John, I find it admirable that you sprang for some drop bars, but chose to reuse the “touring” levers. The “reach”, however, is a stretch.
I came upon this Maruishi Roadace RX-5, and could not resist it- even though I had two old ten speeds already. As found, it had a pair of aftermarket “comfort” handle bars (which I immediately replaced with more respectable drop bars), and the sprung Avenir seat seen here (which is actually rather nice).
The advert showed a crummy camera-phone picture, and carried a caption of “Women’s bike….used in fair to good condition but needs a tune up”. In reality, there is not a scratch on it, and it did NOT need a tune up. It has a lovely claret-red chromalloy double-butted frame with silver lettering, Shimano brakes, shifters and F & R derailleurs, Araya alloy wheels, and a Sakae crank. – For $30, I figured I could not go wrong.