Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

araya 10 speed

Old 05-30-15, 04:06 PM
  #1  
arcocelli
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Kansas
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
araya 10 speed

Just picked this up cheap. It rides great and looks like it will clean up nicely. The date code on the derailleur puts it at 1974 but not sure about the rest of the bike.




arcocelli is offline  
Old 05-30-15, 05:59 PM
  #2  
dddd
Ride, Wrench, Swap, Race
 
dddd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 6,370

Bikes: Cheltenham-Pederson racer, Boulder F/S Paris-Roubaix, Varsity racer, '52 Christophe, '62 Continental, '92 Merckx, '75 Limongi, '76 Presto, '72 Gitane SC, '71 Schwinn SS, etc.

Mentioned: 66 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 470 Post(s)
Nice to find that bike in a larger size, hopefully not to large!

Everything screams 1974 to me. Probably will ride sportily with good 27x1-1/8" tires, but it looks like the original gum-walls might have some miles left in them (if your size doesn't require inflating them to their rated maximum).

I would change just the saddle and chain myself, but would keep those bars in all likelihood. Generator lighting I always set aside.
Things like brake pads and cables as needed, will make a great townie and more.
dddd is offline  
Old 05-30-15, 06:02 PM
  #3  
big chainring 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wilmette, IL
Posts: 6,392
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 367 Post(s)
The old TA water bottle cage is worth a few bucks, don't throw it out!
big chainring is offline  
Old 05-30-15, 06:32 PM
  #4  
arcocelli
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Kansas
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
The old TA water bottle cage is worth a few bucks, don't throw it out!

What's up with the water cage? I like it and am going to keep it. I didn't realize it might be worth something.
The frame size is a good fit for me. The bike I currently ride is a little too large for me, so this is a step down.
arcocelli is offline  
Old 05-30-15, 07:45 PM
  #5  
seedsbelize 
Refugee
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 10,817
Mentioned: 86 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4479 Post(s)
A great bike. I wouldn't call it a grail, specifically, but it is high on the want list.
__________________
I just love riding a vintage road bike. The smooth speed and quick response of the steel has to be one of the most enjoyable experiences I know.

My bikes: 58cm '72 Schwinn World Voyageur, 24" '79 Trek 930, 58cm '84 Schwinn Letour Luxe, with couplers, 61cm '92 Schwinn Paramount (Panasonic) [Incoming: 60cm '88 Centurion Ironman Expert, 24" '80 Trek 414]
I will buy no more bikes forever.
seedsbelize is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.