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Nishiki banana seat 3 speed

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by Lucky#43, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Lucky#43

    Lucky#43

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    I just got this cool bike! I know Nishiki are known for there street bikes but not for a muscle bike. I can't find any other pictures of it.
     
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  2. Brunson67

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    Cool looking bike and project!
     
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  3. A.S.BOLTNUT

    A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Don't see those very often , had one when I was a kid , my older brother sold my 22 rifle for me so I could get a new bike , and that's what I ended up with , same color also , I found a green one once but have been keeping my eyes out for a yellow .
    Wasn't really made for jumping unfortunately
    So it didn't last long the frame broke right up behind the head tube.

    P.s. sent you a private message.
    Rafael
     
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  4. Bicycle808

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    Nishiki was just a brand name for imported bikes distributed by West Coast Cycle in the US. Most of the early bikes were made by Kawamura, and later bikes were made by Giant-- but other firms provided bikes for WCC as well. If yours has a ¨Made in Japan¨ sticker on it and the first letter in the serial is a ¨K,¨ it was made by Kawamura.... which was an outstanding Japanese bike manufacturer that has little to no name recognition in the USA b/c of the Nishiki distribution deal.

    Regardless, that´s an awesome bike. :grin:
     
  5. Lucky#43

    Lucky#43

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    Thanks for the info! I couldnt find anything on it. All I knew was that it was made in Japan and probably from the early 70s. lol
     
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