Katakura Silk Touring Bike

Katakura Silk Touring Bike

57 cm custom made steel frame, crafted in Japan in the 80's. For real, this bike rides like a dream. Its former owner once rode it up to the top of a holy mountain to meet with some monks. Or so she says. Not that we doubt her. Whatever the case: if there was one bike to ride in style to the top of a mountain in Japan, this is it.

Most parts are original, but we did switch out the brake levers, gave it some extra-comfy Rivendell "Ruffy Tuffy" tires, and added some classy Newbaum's cloth bar tape. It comes with or without the Brooks cambium saddle seen in the picture. We'd recommend you keep it, but hey: it's your ass.

Andrew Parker

Andrew Parker

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