I had always liked the look of the 70's era Raleigh International. When I bought a second Nishiki Continental, I decided to dress it in the style of the Raleigh. After stripping the paint, I noticed that the lugs had a nice shine to them. I sanded them with fine sandpaper, then polished them with Simichrome. I painted the frame with rattlecan spray (dark green). It came out well. I seem to have acquired some skill at bike painting, as I have done several previous to this one. The chrome on the fork and rear stays was under the original paint, so it looks like new. In the future, I plan to change the "International" script, for the correct one.

Frame and fork: Nishiki Continental 1981
Brake levers/shifters: Modolo Morphos
Auxiliary Brake levers: Tektro "Cross"
Handlebars: Syncros
Stem: Poste Moderne
Headset: Tange
Brakes: Gran-Compe
Wheels: Front; Spinergy Spox
Rear: Mavic 719
Crankset: Alero
Tires: Panaracer Pasela (rear) & Ritchey (front)
Bottom bracket: Shimano
Front derailleur: Shimano
Rear derailleur: Shimano
Cassette: 9spd
Seatpost: Profile
Saddle: Brooks Champion Flyer
Bell; Bottle cage; MEC



Nishiki Continental - side view


Nishiki Continental - front end detail

Nishiki Continental - rear frame details


Nishiki Continental - side view
    Bookmark and Share

Current Classics Photo Gallery - Cross Bike Photo Gallery
Single Speed Garage Photo Gallery
- Working Bikes & Practical Hardware

   Submit a Current Classic Bicycle Photo