1981 Takara Outlaw
1981 Takara Outlaw Budget bike shop quality bike of the era.
I found this at a swap meet and it was the same model that I had for my first BMX bike when I was a kid. It was mostly restored when I got it but it was spray bombed a matte black. I stripped it and painted it to a color very close to the original. After 2 full strip downs and paint, I'm happy with the end result. I also found a few of the missing parts to make this a true replica of the bike I once had. I remember when my parents bought me this bike from a local independent distributor. Later, our whole family had a fleet of Takara 10 speeds as well, which my mom still rides hers to this day. With the heavy duty spokes, and the fact this bike is a tank made from Hi-Carbon Steel, it's fairly durable. The "T" gussets make this bike stand out from the rest. ACS front hub, Bendix coaster, Astabula stem, Sugino chainwheel.
Submitted by smkeatr