I am looking or some information on a Nishiki International. I think it is from the mid 70's.
It's Serial # is KS299979 with a bigger "W" below it.
The bike once belonged to my older brother who rode it all the time. In the mid 80's I traded him for it. I think he always regretted it. In fact he passed away in 1999 and before he died we talked about the bike and how it was such a comfortable ride. I rode it a lot until the mid 90's. About that time I got married and I now have three kids... ...not as much time for riding. Well, I want to start back up again.
I know it's an old ride, but it is the most comfortable frame I've ever rode. Must just fit my body well...
Anyway, I am not up on current technology and what would fit what.
I'm wanting to upgrade it (I know it would be cheaper to buy a new bike, but it is also sentimental)
Any ideas on what would be an improvement would be appreciated. The derailers are pretty shot.
I live in an area now that has a lot of hills.
Some other info in the bike:
Chrome Molybdenum Frame
Center pull brakes
Again Serial # KS299979 with a big "W" below it
Any info or suggestions would be very appreciated.
Thanks for everyones time.
I can post pictures if anyone is interested.