Today’s entry from Todd is of the neighbor’s garage-basement-barn variety, but it is unique in that it is a completely unidentified OTS. Â Could be any of a few dozen marques, Japanese, and post 1974.Â Â That Shimano Eagle rear derailer came out in 1974 according to Diraeli Gears. Oh, and I did run across these NOS Cherry Center-Pulls while researching this all out.
First off…love your website.
I was gifted this bike from a (neighbor) …it had been sitting (in
their basement) for quite some time. A long winter project ahead!
Here is what I can tell you so far:
Rear Derailleur – Shimano Eagle
Front Derailleur – Shimano 333
Handlebars – Sakae Custom Road Champion
Hubs – Shimano 333
Seat – Ariake 9 rivet
Brake levers – Dia-Compe
Brakes – Cherry, center pull
Stem – Jun SR
Cranks – Cottered
Original Purchase date – ? . It was purchased 2nd hand by the family I got it from in (circa) 1976.
I can not find a brand name. Head Badge is also missing.
Serial number: 27455 Z540575 (underside bottom bracket) The 27455 sits above the second set of numbers.
Hoping someone can ID the maker eventually.
Keep up the good work. Always look forward to the new submissions.
I will send you pictures after the restoration. Yes, she is keeping all the hardware…even those cottered cranks!