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1975 Takara Model 8

Bought for $30 dollars all gross and dirty, had some period correct upgrades done prior to my buying it. Rode it 1,327 miles to and from work last summer! Unfortunately I'm letting her go, but to fund a newer, nicer road bike :) Just uploading some last photos before she's gone.

Frame:
58cm Takara, lugged 4130 chromoly, sugino dropouts

Fork/Headset:
Chromoly, sugino fork tips

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino

Pedals:
Kyokuto Top-Run

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Sugino Mighty Competition 46/51

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Suntour Power Ratchets, Suntour Cyclone rear, Suntour Spirt front

Handlebars/Stem:
Gran-Compe stem, Kusuki alloy drops with Bontrager cork gel tape

Saddle/Seatpost:
Bontrager R saddle

Brakes:
Dia-Compe slotted levers, Gran-Compe side pull calipers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano hub, Araya rim. 27x1 3/8 Kenda K161 KrossCyclo

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano hub, Araya rim. 27x1 3/8 Kenda K161 KrossCyclo

More Info:
Great comfy ride long distances, never let me down, I take it cyclocrossing from time to time at local mountianbike trails.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Final

Current Stage Info:

As she sits before I sell her

Added by whipped_takara. Last updated about 5 years ago.

As of about 5 years ago, whipped_takara has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

9 Comments

maldon_eddie

maldon_eddie says:

What a nice bike, can't believe it only cost you 30 bucks

Posted over 5 years ago

whipped_takara

whipped_takara says:

Thank you! I'm really pleased with it! Easily one of my best investments :)

Posted over 5 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

that wagon looks like it will get you where you need to go

Posted over 5 years ago

whipped_takara

whipped_takara says:

aside from small quirks it develops on a weekly basis, I love that old bucket!!

Posted over 5 years ago

Tony

Tony says:

What a steal!

Posted over 5 years ago

whipped_takara

whipped_takara says:

Thanks! Hopefully she will serve me well next summer too!

Posted over 5 years ago

Pcola

Pcola says:

Minus the seat she's beautiful

Posted over 5 years ago

whipped_takara

whipped_takara says:

Thanks! Hopefully sourcing a seat this weekend at a swap, plus updated pictures. It's a work in progress.

Posted over 5 years ago

Pcola

Pcola says:

New saddle!

Posted over 5 years ago