[CR]Cranks and rings for Nishike

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Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 21:02:06 -0400
From: "HM & SS Sachs" <sachs@erols.com>
To: Rick.Kerkhoff@fmr.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Cranks and rings for Nishike

Rick Kerkhoff wrote:

I rode the Nishiki last night and it rode great! I wish I could find out more about it. The chainrings are 54 and 49. The smaller one is much too large for the hills around here. I suppose I will have to change the entire crankset. I don't know if I will do that right away. I don't want to put a lot of money in the bike yet.

Didn't that bike come with Sugino cranks that have a stylized crown with an S below stamped deeply just below the axle area? If so, they take "standard" Campy/Suguino/Avocet and who knows what other rings down to a 42; 41 for the Merz special. These are not particularly hard to find or expensive in "user" condition, nor particularly expensive when found at swap meets and such.

your mileage may vary

harvey sachs
mcLean va