Last Updated on July 8, 2023 by FAB Jim The Cyclist
Sutton bicycle is a lesser-known brand that was sold mostly in New York. The brand was owned by TSS Seedman’s which was a department store chain in NY. Wilcox International was the import company for Seeman’s. I believe all the bikes were made in Japan by Kawamura and/or Zebrakenko. Because they are department store bikes, I believe most models are entry level and all I have found are road bikes. The brand has a great looking head badge.
The bikes I have seen all appear to be from the 70s though the brand may have made it into the 80s. Seeman’s also owned the Royce Union and Savoy brands.
Here is a nice bike which is owned by my friend’s sister. I have not been able to determine the model, but it is quite nice for a 70’s entry level road bike, here are some pictures:
I believe it is a 1978 model with Shimano and SR components. I like the orange color and the lined lugs. Derailleurs are Shimano 500, and the crank is SR Silstar. Tubing is high tension double butted.
Racer – entry level road bike
Super 10 – entry level road bike
Supreme – mid-level road bike
I don’t believe any of these bikes would have a great value as I don’t think the brand has a following. So, I would guess they are worth about $100 in really good condition. Nice, affordable vintage bikes, Japanese made bikes from this period have a good reputation for quality.