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Old 07-31-2014, 04:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got another free Metro!

But this one has only two wheels. It's a Takara Metro bicycle. I haven't had much luck finding info about it online. I'd like to know at least how old it is. And I'd like to know how a sprocket breaks! It needs some work, but I was riding it after replacing the tattered rim strips.





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Old 07-31-2014, 08:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You might be able to find something out here. BikePedia I use the site a lot when I'm looking for a new mountain bike.
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You might be able to find something out here. BikePedia I use the site a lot when I'm looking for a new mountain bike.
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Yeah use a google site search for it the built in one is garbage on that site. Try something like takara metro site:bikepedia.com
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This thread just reminded me how I need to start riding my bike again.

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Wow, thats going to put the mpg of an xfi to shame.

Im guessing Japanese made.
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Wow, thats going to put the mpg of an xfi to shame.

Im guessing Japanese made.
Taiwan.
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Quite the cog on that thing! I'd go to a used bike shop and see if they have an extra. Should be pretty standard. And be sure to measure the chain for wear!

Taiwan made is very common these days; even my year-old mid level Trek mountain bike was made in Taiwan. Your bike appears to be from the late 80's or early 90's, from a Japanese company. Compare to this.

If I recall correctly, Takara was one of many bike boom era companies that produced what might be referred to as "assembled bikes" with frames, wheels and components purchased and assembled from outside suppliers. Nothing special, but as the link says, probably better than a new department store bike. It looks as if you have friction shifting, so that will probably last forever and a half with proper maintenance.

Overall, not a half bad score! I hope you get years of service out of it, or a little tinkering and a quick buck if you so choose.
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The 14T sprocket may have cracked when some one tried to remove it.

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