[CR] WTS 2 Takara Touring

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From: "John Autry" <john@juanboy.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 23:08:53 -0500
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] WTS 2 Takara Touring

Hello all,

I am involved with a cycling advocacy group in Charlotte called the Charlotte Area Bicycle Alliance (CABA). We are working to create a bicycle friendly community through cycling awareness, education, safety advocacy and promotion of bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation. Check us out at http://www.charlottebikes.org.

While tabling one Saturday for CABA I met a couple, Dick and Kathy Hefner that offered us their old touring bikes from the late 70s. (Or early 80s) They would allow us to sell the bikes for CABA as a donation to the organization. CABA is a 501(c)3. We are always seeking new members and money.

There are two, matched Takara Overland touring bikes. The bikes are identical except for the hubs. (Go figure.)

Each bike measures 23 inches from center of BB to top of ST. Top Tube: 57cm center to center Chain Stay: 44cm center of BB to center of dropout Fork Rake: 5cm Seatube: 73º Head Tube: 73º

Shimano derailleurs Suntour shifters DiaCompe cantilever brakes w/ drilled out levers Sugino GT triple cranks 170mm 50/45/28 6-speed cluster 13-30 Araya 27x1 1/4 rims

Now the hubs. Both bikes have a high flange rear hub with 40 spokes 4 cross and low flange front hub with 36 spokes 4 cross.

Bike A has Suzue hubs. Pictures are here:


Click on any thumbnail for a larger image.

Bike B has Jou Yu hubs and may be seen here:

http://homepage.mac.com/cole_thornton/Takara%20B/ Bikes are original and carry the scars of bikes over 30 years old. Dick Hefner was a Colonel in the Air Force and they carried these bikes all over the country. Bikes will be professionally packed by Bicycle Sport in Charlotte. Buyer(s) will pay shipping costs. Continental US shipping only please.

Asking price is $400.00 per bike or best offer. CABA appreciates your consideration for our cause. All offers will be considered.

You may contact me off list at jaut@juanboy.com if you're interested.



John Autry

Charlotte, NC USA