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ca. 1984 Katakura Silk

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ca. 1984 Katakura Silk, 61cm c-c

Cinelli 64-42/SR 110

Arraya

Arraya

Sugino GT triple

NOS ca. 1980 Brooks Pro replaced the POS that was on there/SR stem

KKT balanced platforms, with added long cages and hand-cut, hand-stitched leather covers

SunTour LePree

Dia-Compe side pull

52/42/36

Frame and fork are fully chromed; the chrome is in marvelously good condition. With the exception of the CrMo sticker - which I am flattening off the bike and will reglue - the graphics are also in very good condition. There are a couple of edges on the "bird" logos that will need to be pressed down with a tiny addition of adhesive, but nothing worrisome.

With the exception of the bars, wrap, (well, tires, of course) and saddle, I am pretty confident this bike is all original. Some previous owner replaced the original bars with a POS Performance bar. I had an NOS Cinelli from the late 80's on hand, so that was put on the bike. I can only go by a couple of other examples I've located with serial numbers that are very close to mine, but I'm going to tentatively date this to ca. 1984. I am quite willing to reappraise that date when/if new information arises.

One small detail: In the few catalog scans I've come across, and in other examples of Silks, I haven't seen any run with Aero levers like this one is. So I'm thinking that is possibly a later "upgrade."

People who friended this bike blutspur, Splined, campystamp, vqstaphbeard, END00291, mapleleafs-13

1964 Olympics

Bike is in great shape. The frame is really nice. Katakura Silk was raced by the Japanese Keirin Team in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.

well preserved example and

well preserved example and awesome photography



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