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Nishiki handcrafted commuter - $275 (Helena)

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bicycle type: hybrid/comfort
frame size: 19 inch
wheel size: 27 in
bicycle frame material: other/unknown
Nishiki handcrafted commuter $275

A true old school blast from the past, born in the era when Japan was doing its level best to immolate French and Italian bike manufacturers. The “Olympic 12” is handcrafted—factory frame sticker attests to it ("Handcrafted by Kawamura", the cycle company of Kobe, Japan). Kitted out with racks and folding baskets that turn it into a workhorse when needed.


.Champion No. 5 Cro-mo seamless made in Japan tubing is employed in this 19" frame (fits a rider with a pants inseam of approx. 29" to 30")
.Suntour ARX alloy rear derailleur and Suntour alloy front derailleur team up to produce 12 speeds
.Suntour alloy frame mounted shifters
.Dia-Compe side-pull alloy brakes with quick release
.Sugino alloy crankset is made in Japan, features factory drilled out holes for weight saving where it matters
.Araya 27x ¼" made in Japan alloy rims feature alloy sealed system hubs with quick release
.knobby tires still have their whiskers
. beautifully lugged and pinstriped frame in the Italian style
. alloy neck holds the handlebars
.fluted alloy seat post holds up a springer extra-wide comfort saddle
.”KKT Pro Vic II” alloy pedals are made in Japan
.Blackburn front package rack
.Pletscher alloy rear rack (made in Switzerland) has one fold up wire pannier on each side
. one set of brazeons for a water bottle cage (one is installed)
.frame brazeon for hanging up drive chain when you remove back wheel
.a multitude of front and rear frame and wheel reflectors
.originally purchased at California Bicycles in La Jolla, CA
.low price allows for cost of having front derailleur adjusted and/or cable replaced

post id: 7742141763

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