Update on todays earlier post.
The Sekai 2700 is a bike I picked up from a CL ad a few years ago. It's not my size but I did some riding on it, as I was excited about having a vintage road bike at the time. I also loaned it to by niece's husband Brad to ride in a Tri event. I believe this is a '79 or '80 model. Information on the Sekai brand is somewhat limited but can be found with a bit of digging. In tearing this bike down I discovered the bearings were rather crusty and it should not have been ridden as such. The Sekai lettering on the downtube is a baby blue with white outline on a tan frame. I decided to go with strong white accents and I think it turned out well. I wanted to top it off with a white racing saddle. I had a white suede San Marco but it was a bit grungy and did'nt seem to fit well with the new cork bar tape. I spent some time looking for something appropriate and found a few leads and even some bargains at Niagra. I ended up scrubbing the suede saddle I had with some soapy water and a toothbrush and I may give it another treatment this week.