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Early 1970's Tsunoda 10 speed.

Old 09-28-20, 09:03 AM
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Early 1970's Tsunoda 10 speed.

I have an early 1970's 10 speed bike that I purchased new. It has been ridden approximately 100 miles, and is in almost like new condition. It has been hanging in my garage for more than 40 years, since my wife got hit by a truck while we were riding. It still has the original tires which show no sign of tread wear, but are dry rotted due to their age. I'm interested indeterminate its value.
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Old 09-28-20, 12:41 PM
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Welcome to the forums. The subject bicycle has a hi-tensile steel frame and mostly steel components. It has stem mounted shift levers, brake safety levers, a nutted rear hub and wing nuts on the front hub. The derailleurs appears to be a low end Shimano Eagle/Thunderbird combination. This all adds up to a relatively heavy, entry level bicycle from a low brand recognition manufacturer. While it is very clean, it hasn't been serviced in 40+ years, so the lubricating properties of the grease are suspect and it will need a complete overhaul by the new owner. The tyres are cracked and some of the chrome shows pitting. It likely needs new cables and brake pads too.

Pre-pandemic, I would have said around $60-$75 US in an average market. It will be higher now but by how much will depend on where you live.

Link to OP's photos. https://www.bikeforums.net/g/picture/19044150
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