Re: [CR] Bike ID - Nishiki


Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 11:57:30 -0800
From: verktyg <verktyg@aol.com>
To: David Kulcinski <dkulcinski@yahoo.com>, <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <25970.47827.qm@web57413.mail.re1.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <25970.47827.qm@web57413.mail.re1.yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] Bike ID - Nishiki


David,

It's a mid 1970s Japanese made Nishiki with those distinctive fat long point lugs, shallow reach fork crown and seat stays that attach low on the seat lug.

Scroll down to the second set of pictures to see the same stylized WCC logo stamped into the BB shell.

>http://tinyurl.com/yesmfwt

They were built to the general specs of the US importer West Coast Cycles.

>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nishiki_(bicycle)

Someone else can probably give you the exact model.

Chas. Colerich Oakland, CA USA

David Kulcinski wrote:
> All of you bike IDers,
>
> I would love to find out hwat my bike is. I was told by someone that it might be a Motobecane "Mirage"; however, I saw some pics of a Mirage the other day, and, to my eyes, mine doesn't look that one.
>
> I have put some pictures for all of you gurus to look at and, hopefully, tell me what I have. Please ignore the condition as it is my daily commuter and is in, basically, the same shape as when I bought it. I do clean it every few weeks, or so. When I can afford the time to not ride it, I wouls like to do some restoration work on it. At least give it a new paint job; if someone can tell me what colors might be appropriate for the model.
>
> http://picasaweb.google.com/dkulcinski3/BikeIDPictures?authkey=Gv1sRgCJPDxdaL8djQBA#
>
> Thank you,
> David Kulcinski
> Orange, CA