Thank you for the comments!
I also posted this in the vintage forum and here is some of the narrative that describes the bike.
After my oldest son decided to start touring, I then decided to keep my old Continental and give it a complete restoration over the winter.
I bought this bike new in 84' or 85' and for the next 4 or 5 years it was my touring mount. Then, as new bikes came along it was stripped and fitted with Shimano 600, and I used it as a commuter. Most of the original parts were sold or used on other projects.
In 1994 it was sent to the dungeon (basement), where it would spend the next 12 years lashed to a stationary trainer.
Last year it looked like this after it came outside for the first time in over a decade.
And now it appears much like it did in 84'. Parts include NOS brake levers, RD, Suntour 7-speed ultra freewheel, the original Dia-Compe-always-difficult-to-adjust brakes, Suntour Barcons, Avocet Touring I seat, original Laprade seatpost, Blackburn front and rear racks, original Sugino crankset, original SR SP pedals and Christophe Special toe clips.
The rims are NOS Mavic T221 with NOS Shimano 105 hubs. I laced these wheels myself. The tires are 700Cx28. I picked this relatively narrow tire as I believe the bike had 28's when new. If anyone knows different please let me know.
I had long worn out the middle chain ring so I needed a replacement. I made a trip to the shop I bought the bike new and one fellow took me down to the basement. I was then allowed to scrounge through an old pile of chain rings and viola! A brand new replacement for $5!
Bonus points for whoever picks out the Sekine part on this Nishiki.