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    hello,
    I'm trying to find out where I can get parts for an older Royce Union, I got it about 1972. 27" 10speed. The paperwork and guarantee come from Brooklyn NY, and the bike was built in Japan.

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    e-Bay.

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    Loose screws another possibility. If I recall correctly, Japan changed their metric standards about that time, and you may need to see which sort of screws, fasteners, etc. will work.
    LBS usually have a stock of old parts as well.

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    Check established bike shops that have been in busniess for quite a few years. They may have old parts in a storeroom or old bikes to get parts off of.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    It's not hardware that concerns me, that is all there. What I need to find are shifters, cables, etc., parts that are more unique to this brand. Is Royce Union still in business? I would like to try the "lifetime guarantee"!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvs
    It's not hardware that concerns me, that is all there. What I need to find are shifters, cables, etc., parts that are more unique to this brand. Is Royce Union still in business? I would like to try the "lifetime guarantee"!!
    I doubt anything on a Royce Union was unique to the brand.
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    Right. I still see Royce Union bikes at the university, invariably cheapies, though a cut above the Magnas and Huffys. Strictly off-the-shelf bits from major makers. If you can't find exact replacements for shifters and such, there are plenty of alternatives.

    You can get a set of 7-speed gripshifters for a little over 20 bucks.

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