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Old 11-13-17, 09:51 AM
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Old pink Takara

What year and model do you all think this is. The seller says "RED VINTAGE 1974 12-SPEED BIKE" but I'm pretty skeptical of that. (Looks pink to me). Is it a mtb or a hybrid??

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Looks like a late 1980s, entry level, city bicycle.
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Looks like a late 1980s, entry level, city bicycle.
Thanks, that's kinda what I was thinking too. Anything about it worth $40?
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If it was local, I would at least give it a look. I thought I saw a Tange decal on the seat tube. It is an 18 speed unless my eyes deceive me. Bad photo, but it looks to be little used or abused. I would offer less.
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I think mtb/takara made them. Dont think they made hybrids in that era.
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I think mtb/takara made them. Dont think they made hybrids in that era.
Era + 26" road tyres + riser bars = city bike
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Thanks, that's kinda what I was thinking too. Anything about it worth $40?
As a basic rider for your kids, it's OK. As a flipper, probably not. If you pick it up, I may be able to determine the year and manufacturer from the serial number.
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I'm gonna pass on it, thanks though guys!
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