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1976 58cm Nishiki International
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Nishiki International 58cm $200- obo cash pick up only

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1976 Vintage Nishiki International, 58cm c-t seat tube, 57mm c-c top tube, 45cm chain stays. This bike was originally sold by Cycle Tree in Sunnyvale in June 1977. It is serial number KF32043; which indicates 32043rd frame manufactured in 1976 for the USA market by Kawamura in Japan.

From: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/390318-nishiki-serial-number-database.html
Serial number format XYZZZZZ where:
X is a letter indicating the market using the following codes:
K = USA (pre 1985)
Y is a letter indicating the last digit of the manufacturing calendar year, where A =1, B = 2, C = 3… J = 0. Exception is letter S, used on all frames prior to 1975.
ZZZZZ is a five or six digit number, apparently representing a sequential frame manufacturing number for the year (or era in the case of pre 1975 frames)

The bike has a chrome-molybdenum steel alloy frame (aka cro-mo, cr-mo). It is takes a 26.6mm diameter seat post, has 27” (ISO630) Araya alloy rims, 36 spoke Shimano hubs, Suntour derailleurs, Suntour 5 speed 14-34T freewheel, Sugino 3 piece cotterless crank with 40-52T rings, Dia-Comp center pull brakes, Suntour barcon friction shifters and Suntour cable stops.

There are many scratches in the paint, and some of the decals are lifting. The lugs are very nice, and the head badge is beautiful.
The bike is ride able, but the brakes are marginal by modern standards – but as good as they were when new. This would make a great touring bike project – the frame geometry is near perfect for touring or long haul commuting.
Nigel
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