Re: [CR]Nishiki


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From: "Diane Feldman" <feldmanbike@home.com>
To: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>, <CYCLETRUCK@aol.com>, <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <120.1392d7f.287540fb@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Nishiki
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 21:37:56 -0700


Just marketing. The bikes were made by a factory called Kawamura in Japan, same place that turned out the Azuki bikes. Azuki was a second WCCS brand that only existed so that the distributor could cram their dealers closer together in Southern California. One memorable item on a couple of Nishiki models would come under the heading of "bike boom super-oddities." When CPSC reflector regulations started, two or three Nishiki models had a heavy stamped reflector mount BRAZED to one seatstay. You could easily make dropouts out of the stock they used for this, an amazing little bit of
overkill.
David Feldman


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Subject: [CR]Nishiki



> In a message dated 7/4/01 8:16:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> CYCLETRUCK@aol.com writes:
>
> << And why, BTW, is there no Nishiki page at the CR site? >>
>
> Geez... I am put on the spot here.. Frankly, just as with Trek, those bikes
> barely make my pulse rise. Just my warped perspective I guess! I know others
> like them so I guess I will have to do something.. Send me pictures!
> BTW I wonder if Nishiki ever existed as such in Japan? Or was it like Takara
> and just a fig newton of some marketer's imagination?
>
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, North Carolina
> <A HREF="http://www.classicrendezvous.com/main.htm">Classic Rendezvous</A>