I bought a Takara Staff frameset off eBay, hey! I need to construct it up with largely interval right elements however alas I can barely discover any details about the Staff body from Takara. I am fairly positive its from ’82 or ’83 as a result of it has the aero shifter mount on the topside of the downtube. I’ve seen one instance with Superbe Professional brakes, Sugino cranks and Nitto stem. Unsure on headset or backside bracket. Anybody on the market have any details about the Takara Staff frames? Did Takara sponsor any race groups within the USA? I do know the corporate wasn’t actually a motorcycle builder and functioned as distributor of Japanese producer(s) with the Takara model. I’ll put up images as soon as I obtain the frameset and start the construct. I am pondering of a combination of SR FOUR’SIR (seat put up, handlebar and stem), Superbe Professional (backside bracket, cranks and chainrings 53-42), Suntour Cyclone II entrance and rear derailuers, Did-Compe Alpha brakes and aero levers. SR Sakae hubs on 1″ Araya RED rims and Suntour Winner Professional 7sp cassette 11-25. Unsure concerning the headset. Capturing for 23lbs or much less in a 61cm body which I feel is doable as a result of I’ve the identical measurement body in an Takara Status from ’85. I will reuse most of these elements and improve the remaining Presently the Status weighs 24-25lbs with hi-tenson metal seatstays, chainstays and fork.