Late 1982 the first Series-III based bikes rolled out the 600a & 700. Also some bike owners may confuse the year of the date it was originally purchased with the model year which in some cases could be different**340790 1980 Redline Proline (PL-20)341692 1978-80 Proline (has No gusset behind seat, No Redline stamp)343277 1979 Redline MX-II (has No gusset behind seat, No Redline stamp)348647 1982 Redline MX-II (600 or 700) Frameset.
1977 Nishiki International Ten speed road bike Manufacturer: Kawamura Cycles, Kobe, Japan U. Importer: West Coast Cycle Frame: Lugged, plain gauge Cromoly Fork: high-tensile steel Rear Derailleur Suntour Cyclone Front Derailleur: Suntour Cyclone Stem Shifters: Suntour Brakes: Dia-compe, single pivot side-pull Rims: Araya 27 x 1.25, 36 count spokes Hubs: Shimano Crank: Sugino Super Maxy Seat stem: La Prade Non-standard equipment: handlebars, saddle, chrome cable guides, rear rack Nishiki is a brand of bicycles designed, specified, marketed and distributed by West Coast Cycle in the United States, initially manufactured by Kawamura Cycle Co. In 2010, Dick's Sporting Goods acquired the licensing rights to the Nishiki brand for the U. market and began marketing Nishiki-branded bicycles and accessories.
The bikes here are grouped here into six, somewhat arbitrary, categories: Road - lightweight bikes for traveling on streets.
The road bicycles are the museum's largest category and are divided by manufacturer, with first U. companies (Schwinn, Trek, and Raleigh America), then Italian (Bianchi), French (Peugeot, Motobecane and Roold), Japanese (Nishiki, Fuji, Kuwahara, and Univega), and Taiwanese (Giant). For example, Raliegh was historically an English company.
Nishiki headbadge (c.1977) Early Nishiki Logo: The early Nishiki logo derived from the American Eagle logo, which was largely identical and featured an eagle head along with the tri-color square.
Kawamura Cycle, the original manufacturer of Nishiki bikes, had used a tri-color square in its domestic marketing — the three colors symbolizing passion for the customer (red), quality products (yellow) and sincerity in business (blue). market until currency fluctuations in the late 1980s made them less competitive, leading companies to source bicycles from Taiwan.