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Old 07-05-08, 04:43 PM   #1
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vintage tandem bike

just picked up a old takara tandem bike, anyone familiar with these? can't find any information on it anywhere, it's green, has 5 speeds and a hub break in the rear.

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I worked at a bicycle shop in the early 80's that sold Takara. Quality bikes for their price range. They did not offer high end models. I do not remember a tandem. It's probably from the late seventies.
Neat little cruiser !!!
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Unique shape to the rear fender! The spoke protector matches the chainguards on the cranks. cool.
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Takara was an Asian (Japan?) import in 70/80s with average/decent componentry, but not high end.
Never did see a Takara tandem. Looks like a neat cruiser-type.
Enjoy the ride TWOgether!
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