This bike is a blast from the past. Steel frame, Japan components, durable and dependable down tube shifters. Pit this against any modern sleek carbon road bike, this can sweep that in durability and dependability.
Original Japan parts are quite rare nowadays due to the flooding of the Taiwan parts. I am no RoadRacer but I enjoyed riding this attack position “strictly pavement” bicycle.
Kusuki Japan handlebar. DiaCompe brakes. Shimano 105 downtube shifters. Sugino Maxy crankset. Japan hubs and Araya rims.
Precious metal indeed.