Wow cool build. Interesting to see if you can indentify the frame.
Unfortunately the identity of the frame is a mystery .. and there are no markings anywhere on it nor where there when I got it.
The marking on the lug seems to be a japanese kanjei character (according to another forum) so hints at japanese origin, but apart from that I have nothing.
It's a SWEET frame though, and should ride very nice.
No markings on the steerer tube - but I'm not sure that fork has always been with this bike anyway.
Dropping it off at the powdercoater today .. thinking I'll base my colour scheme on this bike :
Look what just arrived to go with my brakes :
Almost mint .. just a little grazing on the levers.
Here's my wheels. thanks to sambo3 .. Sansin alloy hubs (screw-on 6spd shimano freewheel on the rear, running a 14-26) with matching Sansin Q/R skewers, and Araya 700c alloy rims. I simply cleaned them up a little and put some new 16mm continental easytape on them as they were completely straight and true. I'll re-pack the bearings soon when I put the new tyres on.
The groupset, Sugino GLP cranks (with matching dust caps!) Suntour Sprint 9000 indexed shifters, Shimano 600 EX front and rear derrailleurs, brake callipers, and brake levers, Kalloy 26.6mm seatpost, Champion 42cm bars, and ALPS 90mm stem. Still debating what pedals to use. It'll probably end up with my Shimano SPDR540's. I did debate putting the set of 1980's PP65 Look's I have on it which would look sweet but don't want to have to have different pairs of shoes/cleats for each bike I have.
Also here's my saddle, a classic Selle Italia Turbo :
Got pretty much everything ready now .. just waiting for my frame to be done.
Last edited by lunar_c; 01-05-11 at 06:21 PM.
French blue for the win! I love it.
The powdercoating around the lugs turned out perfectly smooth too
Ooo I like where this is going... French blue is and awesome color with gold chrome...
I'll put some gold pinstriping somewhere on the frame for sure.
All I really need to finish the bike now (apart from spare time) are some brake adjusters for my shimano 600 calipers .. Can anyone help me out there?
your kanji character is 互. in the word 互い it sort of means "mutual" and is read as "tagai".
not sure if this kanji is used in japanese names at all though.
also, as a chinese character it means pretty much the same thing so it could be chinese, but i would agree that japanese is more likely...
edit: tokyo drifter might be more help on this one, though he's in the middle of nowhere in alaska at the moment...