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bicycle type: road
frame size: Large/XL
handlebar type: drop
make / manufacturer: Sutton
model name / number: 10 Speed road bike
wheel size: 27 in

Vintage road bike from our Bicentennial era, includes so many cool original parts. Note the original Primus pump with the red white and blue protective bands, and the cool frame mounts for it. Shimano drivetrain includes models named Thunderbird, Eagle and 333. Neat centerpull brakes sport chromed bolts marked 'Cherry'. Plenty of that sweet 70's chrome.

Frame maker could have been either Bridgestone, Fuji, Kawamura (Nishiki), Miyata or Panasonic.

Still even has original leather saddle, the Japanese copy of the Brooks Pro. It's engraved 'Speedic Professional' as well as 'Sutton'. Happy to include it with the bike, but if you don't like old school leather saddles I will gladly swap it for a more modern one.

Seat tube measures 61cm, and toptube is 57cm, both measured center to center. Standover height is 35", so you should be over 6' tall to enjoy it. Frame has plenty of scratches over the years, but is free from dents or rust issues. Several paint touchups can be seen, and the beauty of having a white bike is that you can get appliance white touchup paint anywhere.

Tires are good but wheels can use some love. Front is original and could stand truing and greasing, etc. Rear wheel is a cheap replacement that has axle issues. You may not care if this is to be your next fixed gear (yes, it has horizontal dropouts and very few brazeons given the vintage). Also needs bar tape, so I will include your choice of new tape free, either black or white (see last pic).

If you are handy and are down with the wheel issues (and are tall) then this is for you. No one around will have a bike like this, and this frame is absolutely bulletproof.

Only $80 cash and it's yours. Thanks for looking!
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