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Browning road bike

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1970s-80s, Height: 36" inches

Drop bars with grips have "SakaeCustom Japan" and "SR Road Champ" etchings

Alex X404 rims

Alex X404 rims

I am fairly new to cycling (I ride a Miele) and bought this Browning for my partner from a woman I knew in East Van who was heading back to Australia. She bought it off a Japanese woman who brought it from Japan. I know that Browning's foray into bike-making was shortlived and they stopped making these bikes over 30 years ago.

I'm having trouble with a squeak on the rear brakes. Other than that, it seems like a great ride though I haven't tested it much as of yet. I'm looking for more information on the quality of the bike and availability of the parts should I need to replace any.

As well, if you're interested in purchasing this beauty and live on the west coast (BC, Seattle, Portland), let's talk as I would be happy to negotiate.

People who friended this bike campystamp

almost forgot

the kick stand, at least its an alloy model and not the stamped steel variety.
It should however do what a good bike is supposed to do, get you from point A to point B efficiently. Again, hope you were sold a promise.

the parts

especially the cottered crank, safety brake levers, and stem mounted shifters tell me this was a mass produced department store bike, and actually look a lot like the free spirit bike I was assembling during Christmas break 1983 at a Sears store. it probably cost about 9 new then, and worth just a bit more now. Hope you didn't get duped into purchasing a "vintage race bike"

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