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    Nishiki Competition Questions

    Picked up what looks like a mid-late 70's Competition frame today. Serial number KG 43026, also has a stylized "W" on the BB shell.

    No braze-ons, "tulip" or "crown" cut-outs in the lugs like a Miyata. Chromed Suntour drop-outs.

    Can somebody tell me where this bike stood in the model line and if it was built for 700c wheels?

    Also, the fork was missing. So I'm looking to buy or trade for a suitable replacement. Steerer needs to be at least 19cm. Please PM me if you got something that might work.

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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    All I know is "K" is for "Kawamura" and "W" is for "West Coast Cycle Supply." Nice find!
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
    Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
    Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    All I know is "K" is for "Kawamura" and "W" is for "West Coast Cycle Supply." Nice find!
    Does that relate to the "K" in the "KG" of the serial number, or the stylized "W" that is on the shell below the serial number?

    Which is the more desireable shop?

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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    Both. Kawamura was the framebuilder and West Coast Cycle Supply was the distributor.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
    Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
    Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
    Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069

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