I just have a favour to ask to identify what model my Nishiki is. I posted last week on the Serial Number database thread but that thread seems to be not used anymore.
Basically I got the Nishiki a few years ago in a second hand shop, the bike is not as it was originally. It had been converted into a touring bike with 700c wheels but the wheel size was originally different.
I use it for commuting and I actually did a 160km cyclosporfif on it last week.
The serial number is KS171108 so it appears that it is pre 1975. The thing is it has cantilever brakes and none of the pictures Ive seen of Nishikis like the competition from 1973 have that style of cantilever brake (incidentially I had to remove the rear cantilever brake frame mount as to accommodate a 700c wheel, the brake pads weren't in the right place at all so I put on a side pull brake).
So any help in identifying it would be greatly appreciated.
heres some pictures: