Hi Jim,

Your site is a one of a kind treasure!

I found this treasure all alone packed in its original box in a used bike shop just around the corner from my home. Even better, a box of components ordered at the same time as the frameset was also patiently waiting since the early 80's to be built into a bicycle. According to the shop owner the customer ordered the frame and components, went overseas and never returned to pick up his order. Believe it or not, that was the story I was told.

frameset: Nishiki O.N.P (Order Nishiki Professional) BB numbers indicate a Kawamura frame built in 1974 w/suntour vertical drop outs - rare for a frame of that period.

wheels: NOS suberbe pro w/new velocity rims drivetrain/pedals/shifters: all early 80's dura-ace, freewheel is suntour winner
stem/bars: nitto (came with dura-ace stem....too short for me)
headset: tange falcon (came installed on frameset)
brakes: very cool looking 600 ax aero brakes

....at first I thought such a "racey" frame with it's short wheel base would be twitchy.... Between the nice rake on the fork and the 85 psi. Schwalbe Racers the ride is both responsive and compliant....

Merry Christmas




Nishiki ONP - rear hub detail

Nishiki ONP - derailleur detail

Nishiki ONP - crankset detail


Nishiki ONP - Seriously Aero Brakeset
Nishiki ONP - seattube lug
Nishiki ONP - front angle view
Nishiki ONP - Nishiki Pro decal

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