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Old 04-13-11, 04:17 PM   #1
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Crystal Bicycles??

I am cleaning up and restoring my dad's Crystal bicycle and started wondering about the brand Crystal. I know it is a Japanese bicycle, but that's about it. I searched all over online, but I can't find any information on them. I am just curious about the company and the bikes they made. I know my dad bought the bike brand new when he was in college in the early 70s for $180 from a bike shop so I thought it must be at least a decent brand. I was hoping you guys could enlighten me on these bikes.
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Thanks for the info. I will try to post pictures. After looking at it more and noticing that the brakes and crankset are unmarked it does seem pretty low end, but I don't want to tell my Dad that. The bike rides nice though.
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Most cheap Japanese bikes were actually pretty good and parts, original or upgrade, are easy to find.
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Beacon Cycle and Supply Company of Wilwaukee distributed a brand: Crystal Bicycles. See Popular Mechanics, June 1973. The bike frame may have been from Giant of Taiwan. Everything Bicycles - : Beacon Cycle,*a Wholesale Distributor (Jobber) in Milwaukee, WI: Who's Who-Wholesale Distributors (Jobbers), Employees & Sales Reps https://books.google.ca/books?id=jdU...porter&f=false
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