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Old 04-04-10, 04:42 PM   #1
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Bike advertising in the 80s... (Nishiki)

I was researching (googling ) Nishiki bikes, because a. I never had one of them and b. I am looking at one tomorrow...

Google magic brought this picture:



thought I'd share. And I am glad that the catalog was folded where it was folded.

Kind of brings a different perspective on the "yellow jersey" concept...
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Old 04-04-10, 04:50 PM   #2
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Snap into a Swayze slim jim. Oh yeah.
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I remember someone posted some Schwinn advertisements showing they did a whole beefcake thing as well, but I recall it was a whole lot less disturbing.
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Time to balance things out a bit.



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That's a very late 80's, (looks like a 1989) Nishiki Altron. And the dude is Kenny Souza. He was some sort of big time Biathelete back in the day.
E, let us know about the Nishiki you're looking at.
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OWW!! My eyes. Damn you E, lol. Now I must look at this to feel human again, hehe.,,,,BD

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Roccobike,

here is the bike, after I picked it up:

First thing that caught my eye when I drove up was the frame material sticker? Could this be a 531 sticker?




Nooo Nishiki is very naughty:




early 80s Nishiki Marina (Giant-made in Taiwan) with a very atypical serial number:

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This was my favorite cycling ad, back in the day:

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Meanwhile, at Crescent Cycles in Sweden...

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Time to balance things out a bit.

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I had a magnesium alloy framed Nishiki back then, trying for the life of me to remember what year I got it ... ended up getting stolen.
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And the dude is Kenny Souza. He was some sort of big time Biathelete back in the day.
he sure was.
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I am pretty sure he meant duathete... Biathlon is the X-county skiing and shooting thing (ignoring the inference... that was the 80s. Big hair rock was a big thing then)
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Wow, the Nishiki ad makes me chuckle. Mudboy, that Clement ad, I recall, landed me in a torrid romance with a similar-looking lady the spring I turned 21. Vintage indeed!
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