|Sekine zine cover pages|
After months of editing and revisions, the zine is finally printed and ready to go. An large envelope stuffed full of Sekine zines accompanied me yesterday to Canzine West. Quietly put onto the table and launched without fanfare, the zine sold well and received some very positive initial reviews.
The Sekine zine is a black-and-white, 36-page photocopied booklet that details the history of Sekine Canada Ltd. It contains more information about Sekine than you'd ever want to know, and includes photos and tidbits you won't find anywhere online. If you've ever wondered about Sekine bicycles, where or how they were made, this zine has all that information- and more.
|Sekine zine inside pages|
|Sekine zine exclusive photos|
It's not a detailed guide to specific bicycle models, as a vintage catalog accompanied by a learned eye is more accurate. The zine does, however, contain general identification pointers, a serial number guide, and an extensive reference list for further reading. Given time and a budget I would have written a book; but this zine is quite good and a lot cheaper!
|Sekine zine, more inside spread|
|Sekine zine, more photos|