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Sekai 400 Sport, rescued from the trash | by guano
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Sekai 400 Sport, rescued from the trash

It's a maroon beauty! My wife spotted it curbside along with another discarded bike with big baskets. The rims are rusty and the tires were flat, but the rubber took air and I've been riding it for five days now.

 

A classic old steel frame road bike. This was the cheapest "entry level" Sekai 10-speed, similar to the Chicago-made Schwinn Varsity at that time. Originally made in Osaka, Japan, Sekai bikes were imported to the US from 1973 to 1986. This particular Sekai has a "made in Taiwan" sticker by the crankcase.

 

I've been riding very tall bikes for several years, and this smaller frame Sekai makes it easy for me to stop quickly and get both my feet on the ground, instead of balancing on one toe.

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Taken on August 11, 2008