PROJECT DEMI: Takara 12 Speed

We would like to introduce our latest project, Demi. After a long hiatus of not riding any type of cycle, we bit a rather small bullet, found a project, completed her, and up to now have put a successful 200 miles without one single hiccup. What we have here is maybe the greatest Craigslist find for us. A total $5 bought us this complete vintage beauty. In much worse shape of course. This Takara is dated to be from 1984 to 1986. There isn’t much information about these old things online, but this one was spec’d out with all aluminum components, Sugino cranks, Suntour gear set, Araya wheels and Champion Chrome-moly tubing.

Modifications and Upgrades:

-Black paint job/ Stripped and polished fork

-Continental Ultra Sport tires

-Tektro Brakes and levers

-Gear/ Brake cables and housings

-Black cork tape

-Shimano chain

-Speedhunters head badge decal

-A whole lot of aluminum polish

I’m sure the future will bring newer and lighter technology. But for now this will do.

Maybe even a race or two   O_0

 

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