Re: [CR]Nishiki


From: "John Everett" <jeverett@wwa.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 08:01:46 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]Nishiki
In-reply-to: <a6.1637e3e7.28754e58@aol.com>


> Kawamura has nothing here to be ashamed of.
>
> Anyone know when they were made?
>
> And what they sold for?

I too own a Nishiki, a Linear model. See picture at http://myweb.wwa.com/~jeverett/cycling/nishiki2.gif.

While I'd never consider it a classic, I would like to know a little more about the bike. Mine has been through several hands, so I'm not even sure what components are original. I added the Hed disk and the GripShifts, but I'm wondering about the Roval 16 spoke, 24" tubular front wheel. Was this original equipment?

Could it be that the Linear was originaly sold as a frame and fork only and built with whatever components the purchaser specified? Anything anyone can add would be appreciated.

jeverett@wwa.com (John V. Everett)