Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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In the early 1970s, the International, which was introduced as the Kokusai ("international" in Japanese, I have been told), was third from the top of Nishiki's lineup, below the Road Compe, Competition, and/or Professional, depending on the model year. It had a lower-end Sugino Maxi aluminum crank and CrMo in the main frame tubes only. They tended to be heavy and not very resilient.
The International evolved and improved considerably during the 1970s, as did the entire Nishiki line. If yours is a 12-speed, it probably dates from the late 1970s or early 1980s and is a very decent ride.
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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