Re: [CR]Re: Steel is a Steal

Example: Framebuilding:Restoration
From: "Garrison Hilliard" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Steel is a Steal
Organization: Oregon Public Networking
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Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 23:49:52 +0000

(Previously sent to James... others might be able to help)

On Tue, 3 Dec 2002 11:27:00 -0800, you wrote:
>Garrison Hilliard <> wrote on: Tuesday, December 03, 2002
>10:08 AM P.S.T.
>Well, I just paid $5.00 for a nice, garaged-for-a-score-of-years
>Nishiki "Olympic Royale" at the Harrison, Ohio, Goodwill store...
>yeah, it's a double-butted cro-moly frame with center-pull brakes
>(and an additional arch between the seatstays for the rear brake
>cable), Suntour GT ders (with Suntour GT dropouts), a Super Maxy
>crankset, and (the main reason I bought the bike) ratcheting Suntour
>barcons (in great condition... woohoo!). So... does anybody want to
>guess what this model sold for originally?
>I'm not sure (exactly, fading memory) which model you have. Can you send a
>couple of jpgs?

No, sorry... I already stripped the frame down and really don't feel like going to the trouble of taking, developing, and scanning photos of the frame. However, here's some details... it's a blue with gold highlights 25" Nishiki "Olympic Royale" frame, serial #KG67002, the lugs are the wavey-pointy shaped type, it has a chromed-halfway up fork, has a semi-circular seatstay arch for the centerpull brakes, and was sold by Valley Cyclery in Cin., Ohio. Also, there's a big "oriental typeface" type N on the seatube, with the same type of lettering spelling out NISHIKI on the downtube.
>But if it is the bike (early seventies) I'm remembering slap
>some decent tires on the bike and you might be surprised at how nice it
>rides. Does this bike have really long point lugs?

Yes, indeedly-do (he responds in a Flandersesque way)!
>Jim "Japanese Bikes are Cool" Narlesky
>San Jose, CA

Actually, I'm thinking of throwing the frame away...

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