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    sultan of schwinn EjustE's Avatar
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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...
    -E

    still stuck in the '80s; '70s were good as well, but i severely dislike tubulars.
    I tri...

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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:

    -E

    still stuck in the '80s; '70s were good as well, but i severely dislike tubulars.
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    Ow my eyez!!
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    This was my favorite cycling ad, back in the day:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    Time to balance things out a bit.

    http://www.sturmey-archerheritage.co.../pic-272-s.jpg

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by roccobike View Post
    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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    still stuck in the '80s; '70s were good as well, but i severely dislike tubulars.
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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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