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1980's Silk Katakura

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1980's

Cinelli 64-42/SR 110

Brooks Professional

61cm, measured c-c.

Frame and fork are fully chrome; 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. 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 probably a later "upgrade."

People who friended this bike Smiley, brightpromise, campystamp, per.k

Rare

Rare, handmade Japanese bike. I came close to owning one of these.

Very cool Azorch!

Very cool Azorch!



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