|finished bike - 20.5 lbs. (before basket installed)|
|before - over 40 lbs. - picked up at the Fremont Fair, Seattle, August 2009; we should have bought the hat too|
I found this cool 70s Atami Samurai in Seattle, at the Fremont Fair last August (2009). Bought it for $60 and threw it on the roofrack for the long drive back to SF. In the shop it weighed-in at about 40 lbs.
|cool Samurai script and suspect internal cable routing|
After stripping off all the heavy steel crap, adding alloy bars & wheels, seatpost, etc. it was down to about 20 lbs. Then I added the fenders and awesome Japanese Gamoh wood-slat front rack/basket...
|two twelvers! perfect|
so now it's probably about 28 lbs. but is far more functional than before, and looks 100 times better.
|cool Atami logo and original(?) Deluxe Sport frame pump|
some component highlights:
- Nitto Dynamic stem
- Velocity Aero rims/Godspeed hubs
- SyCip Wonderbar handlebars
- Gamoh wood-slat basket
- Planet Bike fenders
- Shimano tandem crank (yes, the pedal threads are backwards, so the pedals are in tight as to prevent backing-out)
|Mt. Fuji headbadge detail|
This is now a great grocery/utility bike, and holds a case of Sierra bottles perfectly.