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Old 08-11-17, 04:44 PM
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Yes I know. From what I have read they go for around 50 to 75 ?
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Old 08-12-17, 11:58 AM
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My friend picked up what I think is an SHS. The wheels had been swapped for some "Schwinn approved" steel wheels, but I believe everything else may be original? The forks, seat stays and chain stays are chromed. The crank is SR Silstar. The brake calipers are Shimano Tourney. The shifters are Shimano Finger Tip. The stem has "74" on it. None of the Shimano components nor the seatpost are dated. I can't attach a photo yet, but the serial number may be "2 1261", or "12 1261". It could also be that the 6 is a distorted 8. Any thoughts? I'll post pics when I'm able.
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Old 08-12-17, 12:01 PM
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Also, the front and rear derailleurs are Shimano Titlist.
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Old 08-12-17, 12:58 PM
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That sounds like an SHS. What colour paint does it have?
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Old 08-13-17, 08:50 AM
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The paint is royal blue. It's beautiful!
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Old 08-13-17, 09:09 AM
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Does the serial number indicate a year of manufacture?
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Old 09-13-17, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Me_Too View Post
. . . but the serial number may be "2 1261", or "12 1261". It could also be that the 6 is a distorted 8. Any thoughts? I'll post pics when I'm able.
Hello Me Too,

I think that your serial number should start with a letter. The letter determines the year the frame was manufactured.

Based on your description of the bicycle I think your Sekine serial number is "Y2 1261". The Y indicates the year 1974.
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Old 03-08-18, 11:17 AM
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Small pre-Canadian production, per T-Mar it's an SHR. It could use a new sticker but I think it'll be alright.
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Old 03-08-18, 02:05 PM
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This 1974 Sekine SHS was rebuilt by myself and sold to a friend a few years ago. Lovely bike and I so wanted to keep it but found the 21" frame small.
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Old 03-08-18, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Me_Too View Post
My friend picked up what I think is an SHS. The wheels had been swapped for some "Schwinn approved" steel wheels, but I believe everything else may be original? The forks, seat stays and chain stays are chromed. The crank is SR Silstar. The brake calipers are Shimano Tourney. The shifters are Shimano Finger Tip. The stem has "74" on it. None of the Shimano components nor the seatpost are dated. I can't attach a photo yet, but the serial number may be "2 1261", or "12 1261". It could also be that the 6 is a distorted 8. Any thoughts? I'll post pics when I'm able.
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The paint is royal blue. It's beautiful!
That sounds like the SHS 271. It must be raining blue SHS 271s in Iowa as I have the same color/make bike. I need to post pictures of my Sekine on this thread.

You've probably seen this but this catalog is useful,


https://thesekineproject.blogspot.co...catalogue.html

This is the bike as I found it; I've been slowly overhauling and rehabbing it. It's a fine old bike.
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Old 06-02-18, 09:55 AM
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Sekine SHS 271

It took me a while to get around to fixing up my early 70s Sekine SHS 271. The bike is pretty much all original (other than the consumables and saddle). The bearing surfaces are all in prima shape and the bike rides great. I had to track down a few parts but I managed to keep it all original. It reminds me a bit of my first 10 speed bike, a low end Nishiki with turkey levers. The Sekine is a lot nicer bike but there is something retro cool about turkey levers and "rat trap pedals":


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Old 06-02-18, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
It took me a while to get around to fixing up my early 70s Sekine SHS 271. The bike is pretty much all original (other than the consumables and saddle). The bearing surfaces are all in prima shape and the bike rides great. I had to track down a few parts but I managed to keep it all original. It reminds me a bit of my first 10 speed bike, a low end Nishiki with turkey levers. The Sekine is a lot nicer bike but there is something retro cool about turkey levers and "rat trap pedals":

Good job on the Sekine. They do keep showing up even fourty years later. I just bought this good condition step-through last month. I will likely clean it up over the coming winter for resale.
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Old 06-02-18, 01:14 PM
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Just picked this up an hour, or so, ago. No idea what to do with it, except part it out for the hoods and wheels...

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Old 03-20-19, 02:18 PM
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Just finished up the red one (SN ZA 43524) and now a green one (SN 1472 B4) has come along. How do they find me? Future project?



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Old 07-22-19, 08:42 PM
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Sekine GS?

It says GS on the front emblem, has world finest bicycle made by Sekine sticker and made in japan sticker on the seat tube, it looks very similar if not exactly like the SHC 270. Has the following:

sugino chain wheel

sun tour spirt

Maxy pedals

sakae custom SR road champion handle bar

Is this a rare bike and is this a good bike for riding around town 5 to 10 miles at a time?
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Old 08-12-19, 07:34 PM
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Just finished it after some clean up and elbow grease.
The serial number is X5 05969.
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Old 08-12-19, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by holla005 View Post
Just finished it after some clean up and elbow grease.
The serial number is X5 05969.
That bike looks sharp. Awesome pie plate.
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Originally Posted by holla005 View Post
It says GS on the front emblem, has world finest bicycle made by Sekine sticker and made in japan sticker on the seat tube, it looks very similar if not exactly like the SHC 270. Has the following:

sugino chain wheel

sun tour spirt

Maxy pedals

sakae custom SR road champion handle bar

Is this a rare bike and is this a good bike for riding around town 5 to 10 miles at a time?

...Just finished it after some clean up and elbow grease.
The serial number is X5 05969.
Based on the serial number and frame characteristics, your bicycle started out as an SHS or SHT, both of which were above the SHC. However, it appears to have been almost entirely rebuilt, with little remaining original equipment, beyond the headset, bars.stem and seat post. In original configuration, these were considered good, mid-range models. As configured, it is appropriate for your cycling regimen..
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