Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
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I can't tell specifically what model, if that's what you want. They appear to be early 70s road bikes, the kind that Japan glutted the market with back then. Most had hi-ten (1010 steel, I believe) frames. Standard gearing was 42/52 and a 14-28 5-speed freewheel. The suicide brake levers and stem shifters mark them as low-end examples of the genre. In fact, the sloppy brake and derailleur cable routing on the men's model would've lead me to believe it's a dept store bike, if it hadn't been for the 3-piece crank.
What I CAN see:
*Chromed steel spoke guard
All tipoffs that they are low-end bikes
The mixte framed bike seems to have a bent fork
sidepull brakes - might mark it as closer to '75 vintage?