[CR] Sekai 4000 info...thanks


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From: BRIAN FELTOVICH <rinjin@mac.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 08:10:45 -0700
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Sekai 4000 info...thanks


As I expected, you guys supplied some great info (some of it conflicting, but never mind...).

I checked the frame and it has a serial number starting with M and ending with 62. Could it really be a 1962? I'll have to look at the info again, but I thought they didn't get started till the 70s.

Also, sadly, the decals specify Tange Champion #2 , not #1. I feel less of a man. But I guess that just means I have to start looking out for a 5000 with that super-light tubeset.

The reason I asked about the possibility of being designed for 27" wheels is that I need long-reach brakes to hit the rims. (Remember I bought this as a frameset, it came brake-naked.) Currently have some LR Tektros on there but switching to some long-reach Paul Racer centerpulls. I measured the reach at 57 mm.

Again, thanks for all the info. Hope to meet some of you in Austin at the NAHBS if a time and place gets set up. My brother and I aren't bringing our bikes but we're renting some townie bikes to get around on.

Brian