Today’s OTS, a debadged 10-speed, comes to us from Cobweb-Cycle. I get the feeling this might not be a Japanese bike, and I also think it could be later than a ’73. The defaced headbadge is awfully ambiguous in shape, and then the lugs are a bit more “showy” than what I would expect from a mid-70s Japanese frame. Any ideas OTS’scholars?
Year- 1973 (48-9 date code on drive crank)
Make- unknown (Japanese I’m thinking)
SunTour Seven rear / SunTour Spirt front
Mikashima unique track pedals
Sugino crank set
Shimano 333 hubs
Seamless BS saddle
Sakae road champion handlebar
Serial # 1JUU396
Any help with the ID is much appreciated, I’ve owned the bike 10 years or better. I had it tuned up at a bike shop when I first got it, who replaced the rear tire and tube, and trued the wheels. It rides pretty good. The rattle can paint job happened before I got it. I tried to see what was under the badge but it was sanded smooth.