Re: [CR]Nishiki on ebay


Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 10:59:47 -0500
From: Joe Bender-Zanoni <joebz@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Nishiki on ebay
In-reply-to: <8C7B0F02C42E77E-11CC-2743@FWM-R43.sysops.aol.com>
To: loudeeter@aol.com
References: <8C7B0F02C42E77E-11CC-2743@FWM-R43.sysops.aol.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

That's pretty early in the Japanese higher quality bike game. Probably 1974 because it has the offset Suntour dropouts. Within two years the upper end Japanese frames became noticibly more refined (don't look too much at BB mitres though).

Joe Bender-Zanoni Great Notch, NJ

loudeeter@aol.com wrote:
>http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-56cm-Nishiki-Double-Butted-Frame-Set_W0QQitemZ7193758291QQcategoryZ98084QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
>
>This 56cm Nishiki destroyed my image of the make. I have not been a big fan of Nishiki bikes, although I've heard many people on the list praising them. The headbadge and chromed lugs on this one are not the usual image that comes to mind when I think of Nishiki. Lou Deeter, cooling my heels in Austin TX but usually in Orlando FL.