Nishiki sugino bike dating

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Some Nishiki bikes sold in Canada have a Norco pantograph at the top of the seat stays.

Nishiki bikes were very popular in Canada because they were very good quality, you could buy them just about anywhere, and they were very reasonably priced.

Frame:70'-80' Nishiki Custom Sport / 57cm / 4130 Chro-moly Fork/Headset: Stock Fork / Stock Headset Crankset/Bottom Bracket: Stock Nishiki 170mm / Sugino VPPedals: Stock Pedals Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain: Stock Nishiki 53-39T / Stock Suntour Freewheel / Stock Chain Derailleurs/Shifters: Suntour GT-V, Seven / Suntour Indexed Thumb Shifters Handlebars/Stem: Sakae Cruiser Bars / SR Stem Saddle/Seatpost: Cioneli Leather Saddle / Stock Seatpost Brakes: Dia Compe Center Pull Brakes Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:27x1 Araya / Sansin Sunshine / Cheng Shin Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:27x1 Araya / Sansin Sunshine / Cheng Shin Clubof Stars Clubof Stars says: sweet Nishiki!

I just picked one of these up last night for commuting. Looks exactly like yours but in black with riser handlebars.

In 1987, production of all Nishiki bikes was moved to the Giant factory in Taiwan and the era of Japanese built Nishikis came to an end.

Nishiki bikes are still being sold in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden, and Dick’s Sporting Goods holds the rights to the Nishiki brand in the US market.

I was amazed by the quality of the parts – right down to the alloy pivot bolt nuts on the beautiful Dia-Compe side pull brakes.

Nishiki also got onto the Triathlon bandwagon quite early and sold a few triathlon bikes (and produced some pretty hilarious advertisements to promote them).

Nishiki also sold some of the earliest mountain bikes including the Bushwacker, the first mountain bike I ever rode, and the then radical and innovative Alien.

That was in the days when cycling shorts and jerseys were still made out of wool and it was hard to find a decent road bike in smaller towns. TJ’s was very supportive of the very small local racing scene and sponsored a club called Kelowna Velo Sport. The origins of Nishiki bikes go back to the late 1950’s when Leo Cohen Sr.

In 1980, there was a bike store in Kelowna, BC called TJ’s Bikes and Hobbies. and his wife Rosabelle started a bicycle parts and accessory distributor called West Coast Cycle Supply Company in Los Angeles. died in 1963, the business was taken over by his son Howie who went to Japan to look for new sources of bikes that WCC could sell in the US.

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