[CR]Re: Nishiki

(Example: History:Norris Lockley)

From: "Garrison Hilliard" <garrison@efn.org>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 22:26:25 +0000
Organization: Oregon Public Networking
References: <CATFOODEKA12FAer3FH00001a15@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Re: Nishiki

On 23 Jul 2003 14:50:48 -0700, you wrote:
>I am new to the list. I just obtained a Nishiki International 10 speed and
>am looking for some information. Does anyone know of any websites that
>might have info on this bike? Or, are any of you Nishiki gurus? I am going
>to restore it to riding condition so that my kids can ride with me and I can
>use it to train without putting more miles on my main bike. I ride a '74
>Schwinn World Voyageur. Two week ago I rode in an MS150 ride that is 150
>miles over a Sat. and Sun. That is the furthest I had ridden in quite a
>while. Normally I ride 20-30 miles once a week.
>Any help will be greatly appreciated.
>Rick Kerkhoff

(From Sheldon Brown's fine website)

Nishiki Nishiki got off to a good start in the U.S. market, but made the error of selling some models to department stores, which created bad feeling against the line among independent bicycle dealers, and they lost a great many dealers as a result of this. Later, the Nishiki brand became a division of Derby, along with Raleigh and Univega. The Nishiki and Univega names were retired in 2001 so that Derby could concentrate on it's Raleigh brand.