• Tim

    Wish I could find a C. Itoh. There was a shop here in Phoenix that sold them in the very early ’70’s for “$62.50 in a box”. They were as cheaply made as the times allowed but were still way ahead of AMF and Huffies of the day.

    A friend of mine bought one and we commuted together at times. He beat me in a downhill rolling contest with my Sports Tourer.

  • Art F

    Don’t know if I’ll ever see another C. Itoh . Nice thing about them is that the thrift stores never heard of them so if they have one they will sell for about $30 while a Schwinn , Raleigh , or Fuji will be priced at $149 which if lasts until a holiday sells for 50% off or $75.

  • Hugh

    I have a C.Itoh on the way. (my first) I am paying 20.00 for it. It is in rough shape but I could not resist. The bike has been dragged around by the original owner for years. Until finally he left it outside last summer, where it has remained since. The first order of business will be “cutting-off the chain”. I have a feeling this too will be a “break-even if I`m lucky ” restoration.

  • William Kropp

    Changed tires andcan’t remember how to get the rear derailleur back on.anybody have any pictures or advice?

  • William Kropp

    should have mentioned it is a pinnacle 10-speed with Falcon derailuer. no idea how old it is.

  • Freeman Lowell

    In the 70’s I found a light blue Itoh 10 speed in Halle’s Department store in Cleveland Ohio. I fell in love with it and begged my parents to purchase it for me for Christmas. They did. I remember Christmas eve when I went downstairs and rode it around the house. A year later at 15 I fought with my mother to let me ride it outside our yard (it was Cleveland after all), after winning that argument I rode that bike hundreds of miles in every direction. I took it with me to college in the 80’s and in the summer between my sophomore and junior years it was taken by the superintendent of my apartment building and presumably put in a dumpster. If I had all the money in the world and I needed a bicycle and if there was a God, that is the only bicycle I would ask for.