This late 70s Takara Mixte, sent in by Kiki, ranks among my favorite to this point. I love that the duffel bag strapped to the back of her seat looks big enough to carry two pounds of chicken salad and a case of High Life (my favorite snacks for a long ride). I also like this Takara because it reminds me of my own favorite ride, a purple mens Takara of the same vintage. Thanks for the entry Kiki.
Hey — submitted for your viewing pleasure is an old Takara (late 70s?) that a friend passed on to me after being given it by a student.
All original, down to the Cannondale seat duffle. If the rust on the lugs isn’t too deep, this could turn out to be a bit better than crappy. It feels like a gas pipe frame, but it has a Sugino Maxy crank, Suntour derailleurs and Diacomp brakes. A lot of scratches and superficial rust.
It seems to be a pretty close copy of the Peugeot UO18s-19s.