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    70's Yama ?!?!?

    Hello fellow C&Vers ...

    No pics yet, but I brought home another green bike this weekend. A "Yama", "Built by Nissan Cycle Co.".

    I can find next to nothing about this brand. The frame is lugged steel, probably hi-ten. Does not appear to be very high quality workmanship, but I picked it up for the components, which interested me.

    Looks to be early 70's, with Suntour GT rear derailer (steel) and Spirt up front. The Spirt is high-normal, which is different from everything I've ever seen. Suntour stem shifters with nice feel. Dia Compe centerpulls, Sakae SR 3-piece crank. High flange hubs. Sorry no pics yet, but I should have them up tomorrow.

    I can't find boo about these bikes, so I look to you, wise sages.
    '68 Raleigh Twenty, '68 Hercules, '70 Schwinn Varsity, '79 Schwinn Continental II,
    '83 Nishiki Cresta, '90 Trek 820, '93 Trek 930, '06 Jamis Coda Sport

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    Green Yama

    Hey I just got one as well for the handle bars and brake components. I was just looking for info on them as well. I wasnt able to find any in my 10 min. of searching so far, have you found anything on them?

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