A very green project

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A very green project

Postby freshpatents » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:49 pm

Hi All,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38107000@N ... 978866937/

Picked this one up last week and after lots of polishing and restoring this week/end it is almost done. Still some rusty bit which I'll get to in time, and needs new tyres, but it is pretty nice.
Definitely Japanese with Tange rear dropouts and Prugnat lugs up front, tight rear triangle. Anyone happen to have an idea of builder / make?

:D

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Re: A very green project

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:05 pm

Aaarhh my eyes! :lol: .
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Re: A very green project

Postby Wal42 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:16 pm

Don't know what it is, but I love the colour. Don't want to sell it to me do you? It would look awesome on a Retro Raturday ride.

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Re: A very green project

Postby grantw » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:46 pm

Nice. Any numbers anywhere?
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Re: A very green project

Postby Dan » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:05 am

Wal42 wrote: It would look awesome on a Retro Raturday ride.


Aye, that it would. Let me know if you plan on bringing it though, OP. I'll need new sunglasses to combat the fluoro goodness. And a new jersey to match it...

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Re: A very green project

Postby floody » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:36 pm

I'd have said more 80s than 70s. Shogun perhaps? Right style of dropouts.
Miyata, Nishiki (Apollo, Repco Superlite?)?

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Re: A very green project

Postby freshpatents » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:31 pm

Hi,
OK, I found the frame number, stamped underneath the bottom bracket Y5K directly followed by four numbers. That any help to any of you budding bike identifying experts? Miyata perhaps?
If anyone can point me to a link to a brand of Japanese frame with that combination of Prugnat headtube lugs and seat binder, I'd be interested in having a look.
thanks :D

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Re: A very green project

Postby grantw » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:13 pm

Miyata works for me. Not quite a team but one of the racers perhaps? Perhaps like one like this or this?
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Re: A very green project

Postby TopSide » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:40 pm

freshpatents wrote: . . . . Anyone happen to have an idea of builder / make?

:D

Hi,

I have an idea, the serial number is the same format as Yamaguchi Sports Frames of Sakai Japan. If so, Y=Yamaguchi, 5=1985, K=November.

At that time Yamaguchi made frames for Sekai of Seattle, Washington and Norco of Vancouver, BC.

Your bike resembles a Sekai 2400 or Norco Triathlon of the mid 1980s.

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Re: A very green project

Postby utedeej » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:18 pm

TopSide wrote:
freshpatents wrote: . . . . Anyone happen to have an idea of builder / make?

:D

Hi,

I have an idea, the serial number is the same format as Yamaguchi Sports Frames of Sakai Japan. If so, Y=Yamaguchi, 5=1985, K=November.

At that time Yamaguchi made frames for Sekai of Seattle, Washington and Norco of Vancouver, BC.

Your bike resembles a Sekai 2400 or Norco Triathlon of the mid 1980s.


Seems to be some far too educated advice coming in from TopSide. Nice one. :)

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Re: A very green project

Postby freshpatents » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:42 pm

Hi,
Thanks for the suggestion. You are probably correct. Coincidentally I dragged that bike out of the shed and rode it two days, having not ridden that one for months and then your reply popped up so perhaps I should get a few more unidentifieds out for a ride!
Thanks

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Re: A very green project

Postby Typhoon Ken » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:56 am

Love the colour, same as my Vitus.

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Re: A very green project

Postby GaryF » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:43 am

The COLOUR - I think I like it!

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Re: A very green project

Postby TopSide » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:37 am

utedeej wrote:
Seems to be some far too educated advice coming in from TopSide. Nice one. :)



Nah. I just have a couple of Norco framesets made by Yamaguchi.

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Re: A very green project

Postby TopSide » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:51 am

freshpatents wrote:Hi,
. . . so perhaps I should get a few more unidentifieds out for a ride!
Thanks


You're welcome. How big is your shed?

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