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Anyone heard of a Teirin Cherry bike?

Old 10-17-19, 07:20 AM
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Anyone heard of a Teirin Cherry bike?

I have one an am looking for some info. Google produces NOTHING!
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Old 10-17-19, 08:14 AM
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I don't have any history on the brand but it's a cute utility bicycle. It is a low grade model based on the frame construction, which includes stays that are crimped and spot welded to the rear dropouts and fork blades that are simply crimped to form the front dropouts. Based on the cottrered SR Grand Silver crankset, it is probaly from the 1970s but there should be date codes on the back of the crankarm to narrow down the year. There is also a good chance that it may be contract manufactured, in which case the serial number may help us to identify the manufacturer.

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Old 10-17-19, 08:43 AM
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Thanks, the serial is: H427034. The brake drum us very interesting. Also, it looks like there was a different style of front brake, originally. The tires are really cool too! I wish there was more info.
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Old 10-18-19, 06:55 AM
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The immediate and obvious choices based on the S/N are Bridgestone and Miyata. I'm leaning towards the former but I'll have a higher confidence level once you post the codes from the crankarms.
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Old 10-18-19, 07:22 AM
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Very cool indeed. I especially love the designs on the whitewalls. I'm leaning towards Teirin as being a person's name. You are right, the google didn't help much.
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Old 10-21-19, 08:53 AM
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While it does appear to be a private label brand, it also appears to be for the Japanese market, as it has a light bracket on the drive side for blade, which means it was manufactured for a country where they drive of the left side of the road.
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Very interesting. I think trying to find parts for this thing will be impossible. I feel like it's the only one in the world right now. ;(
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Most parts should be English /JIS standard so not hard to find except for the brakes which could fairly easily be changed by picking up a basic 26 inch 3speed wheel or both fairly cheap probably less than $50 for a set or donor bike from a coop or off Cl.
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