RE: [CR]What's a seraph super Mizutani anyway?


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From: "David Bilenkey" <dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]What's a seraph super Mizutani anyway?
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 00:00:13 -0400
In-Reply-To: <009b01c371cc$35ee90c0$7278d80c@mchsi.com>


Chris,

Check the eBay text and the pics a little more closely:

Shimano Tourney CP brakes Suntour V-6t Rear Derailleur Suntour Front Derailleur and I'm betting that the chainset has a swaged arm to spider connection, perhaps a Sugino Maxy (?).

I'm sure when it final arrives on his doorstep David'll grace us with more detailed pics and a detailed list of the componentry. Still seems like an OK deal for $20. Especially if you need a project for an inconspicuous around the town bike. :-)

David Bilenkey Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


> -----Original Message-----
> From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org
> [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org]On Behalf Of Chris Van
> Scoyk
> Sent: September 2, 2003 11:34 PM
> To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: [CR]What's a seraph super Mizutani anyway?
>
>
> Yeah David. What's the deal with the dog headbadge?
> Really I do know a little bit about the Mizutani Super
> beyond the cool bronze head badge. Mizutani was a bike boom
> importer when Japan actually built and exported bikes. They
> certainly were no Fuji in terms of sheer numbers imported. In
> fact, the number of Mizutani bikes that found their way to our
> shores was pretty small. The Mizutani Super was the top of the
> line back in the early to mid 70's. They used double butted Tange
> Prestige tubing, Nervex like lugs (sometimes chromed), and the
> best components Japan had to offer. Your bike still has the
> somewhat rare Dura Ace center pull brakes, a very early Dura Ace
> Crank, a Titelist front and possibly a Crane rear mech. It should
> have ARY rims and early Shimano high flange hubs. The bike came
> with Toyo sew-ups. The pedals were Mikashima road. The shifters
> were Dura Ace bar end, and Nitto stem and bars. The Brooks pro
> saddle is obviously not original to the bike, a Fujitsu Cinnelli
> copy came with the bike fixed to a no name alloy seatpost. A 53
> cm Mizutani Super weighed in at about 21 lbs. Your dumpster bike
> cost more than a PX 10 Peugeot in 1973 the year I think your bike
> was built.
>
> Chris Van Scoyk
> Ankeny IA