1983 Kia Regal 10-speed Women's Road Bike - Salmon Pink

1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - side view
Nice salmon bike

The Kia Regal road bike is a vintage women's 10-speed bicycle. It has a lugged steel frame, 26-inch wheels, cheap steel parts, Shimano FE front and RS rear derailleurs, and for some reason a Fuji padded vinyl seat.

According to the decal on the bottom of the seat tube, this Kia Regal was made in Korea by the Kia Industrial Co. in March 1983.



You may need parts like these if you're restoring a vintage road bike.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your bicycle.
All bike repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.

This Kia started life as a normal vintage road bike with drop handlebars, but someone converted it to an upright city bicycle, using the original curved road bike brake levers.

To pay homage to the Kia Regal's new city bike status, I took it to the city, propped it up against a brick wall, and shot a bunch of photos. Scroll down to see them.

1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - angle view
Near some bricks
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - handlebars
Where are the grips?
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - brake lever
Amateurish upright conversion


You may need parts like these if you're restoring a vintage road bike.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your bicycle.
All bike repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - stem and shifters
This rust will clean right up
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - head tube decal
Wires in the way
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - front brake
High quality front brakes
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - fork
Chrome fork tips


You may need parts like these if you're restoring a vintage road bike.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your bicycle.
All bike repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - 10-speed decal
Decal protection
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - regal decal
Not really
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - head tube
Do these count as "lugs"?
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - seat tube lug
Does this count as a "metal marshmallow"?


You may need parts like these if you're restoring a vintage road bike.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your bicycle.
All bike repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - front derailleur
Shimano FE front derailleur
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - cranks
Pie plate and Phillips screws
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - lugged frame decal
Obviously a source of pride
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - rear dropout
Where's the "squished stays" decal?


You may need parts like these if you're restoring a vintage road bike.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your bicycle.
All bike repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - rear derailleur
Shimano RS rear derailleur
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - drivetrain
It might need a drop of oil
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - seat tube decal
The phoenix's tail
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - seat, side view
An unassuming seat...


You may need parts like these if you're restoring a vintage road bike.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your bicycle.
All bike repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pin - seat, rear viewk
Or is it?
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pin - front hub
Keeping the hub clean
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - rim
WO 3000 rims, whatever that means
1983 kia regal 10-speed women's road bike - salmon pink - made in korea decal
Where were you in March 1983?