MY "TEN SPEEDS"

 

 

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SEKINE "BIG GREEN" - INTRO

FINDING "BIG GREEN"

BUILDING "BIG GREEN"

RIDING "BIG GREEN"

 

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SEKINE "BIG GREEN" - INTRODUCTION

MY FIRST VINTAGE ROAD BICYCLE

This entry level, Canadian made Sekine started me down the path of collecting and riding vintage road bicycles.  I knew somewhere between, very little and absolutely nothing, about vintage road bicycles, when I decided to restore this first old "Ten Speed".  And, I paid dearly, for this complete, and utter, lack of knowledge.  That said, and even though I have only one picture of this old bicycle, it does, none-the-less, hold a dear spot in my heart.  "Big Green" was the first one I owned, built and tried to ride.

The experience could well be described as a complete, and utter, failure.  Of that, there is no doubt.  But, that same experience, allowed me to know that I wanted to try again.  Building this old road bike up was fun.  I honestly enjoyed, every single moment of the experience, and I urge others to give it a try.  It is, however, wise to learn from the mistakes of others (me in this case), and the story, surrounding the building of "Big Green", will help all to learn a great deal.

SEKINE SHC-270 ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS

FRAME SIZES 21", 23", 25"
FRAME SET HIGH TENSILE STEEL TUBING, FRONT FORKS CHROME PLATED
COLORS BURNT RED, PEARL WHITE, SPARK GREEN, BLUE GREEN
DERAILLEUR - REAR SHIMANO ALTUS
DERAILLEUR - FRONT SHIMANO ALTUS
CRANK SET ALLOY COTTERLESS, SILSTAR, 52/42 TEETH
FREEWHEEL SHIMANO, 14/17/20/24/28 TEETH
BRAKE SET SHIMANO TOURNEY CENTER PULL CALLIPER, DUAL POSITION LEVERS, QR
WHEELS/TIRES SHIMANO HIGH FLANGE HEX HEAD FASTENER, 27" STEEL RIMS
ACCESSORIES REFLECTORS, 6MM ALLEN WRENCH, SPOKE PROTECTOR
TOTAL WEIGHT 28 POUNDS

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