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Sheldon - 1970's Sekine "Medialle" SHT Townie Conversion

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1970's Sekine "Medialle" SHT. Has been repainted, no decals or badge.

Nitto mustache bars, Nitto Dynamic stem


Original Shimano hub laced to original 27" Shimano rims.

Formula fixed/free hub laced to Sun rims

47t SR Sakae custom converted road crank, generic bottom bracket

Brooks B17 on an SR post

SRAM single speed chain. Crank Bros. Candie C's.

17t Surly Cog

For almost a year I wasn't able to identify the bike as I had gotten it repainted with no badge or decal. The original owner told me it was a Peugeot, which I was pretty quickly able to dismiss as untrue. After much research and comparing of lugs, original components, and all that jazz I was able to determine that the bike is a Sekine "Medialle" SHT. Model year is still undetermined, though I'm guessing that's just going to come down to figuring out how to interpret the serial number.

Anyways, the bike is named "Sheldon" after the fixed guru himself. It used to be named Eva, but since I switched up the handlebars and made it more of a townie bike, I'm passing the Eva name on to my track bike. The fenders are Gilles Berthouds (the poor man's Honjo's), and the rack is a Nitto R15.

I was debating on the pedals. I have some of those Shimano campus pedals that have clips on one side and platforms on the other, which would make sense on a townie bike, but honestly I just prefer riding around in mountain bike shoes and I don't mind walking around in them. So I opted to keep the Candies since I like Crank Brother pedals more than SPDs.

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Frame pad

Sweet ride... love the Burberry framepad... it'd look rad on my single speed. Where'd you get it?


short haul trucker?

Sekine or not

It definitly looks like a Sekine. The only thing I question is the cable stop on the chain stay. Most of the others that I have seen do not any brazings of any kind. Is the rear drop out on the drive side wierd and doesn't fully go back? Anyhow I trust your claim and made up a new cluster for the Sekine Bicycle.

Peugot or not

Peugot's have a very specific seat post diameter so if any old 26.0 or 27.2 fits it aint no peugot..

Could just be a French bike

Could just be a French bike that was drilled to accept English components

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