[CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 56, Issue 3


Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 15:02:30 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: worthy2@earthlink.net
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 56, Issue 3


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>This was an earlier (maybe first generation) Nishiki Professional. IIRC, it's about 1973 or so. The same years as the orange Internationals that occasionally show up on eBay. The ONP Pro was later 70's and were much more "Italian" in style and ride...
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> By the way, the item number is 290144836899 for anyone looking.
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> Cheers,
> Mark Ritz
> Arcata, CA, USA
> http://www.kinetic-koffee.com
> Roasted for GearHeads by GearHeads I owned one briefly that I always thought was a "first generation" model Pro, cause I bought it right around '73. It had what was the ubiquitous color scheme for Nishiki Pros in my LBS: metallic bronze with a MATTE black headtube and stripes on the seat tube, same "twin plate" fork crown as this eBay example shows. The other popular color was a brighter metallic green, and had the same long-point chome lugs...odd thing is that I sold it to a guy heading to Arcata to go the Humboldt State.
Alan Goldsworthy
SF, CA, USA