It’s Takara Tuesday once again (I’m not sure it’s ever been Takara Tuesday before, but as of now, today is it.) Today’s T is provided by Mike L., and looks to be early to mid ’70s. That would likely make it the oldest Takara we’ve hosted.
This bike was hanging in a guys garage since the early 80’s. I bought it from him for $60 about a year ago. I did have to put new tires on and clean it up but since it seems to have had good components then, they still are high quality. I have been using it for commuting part time since. The paint is all chipped but I can’t bring myself to sand off the decals. So I enjoy it like it is. The bar end shifters are wonderful, in my opinion.