Old 01-19-11, 12:40 PM
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I couldn't find any numbers on the Mikado frame, but the seller also has a smaller Nishiki Sport sitting there, the lugs, color, dropouts, and even the spacing and location of the head badge rivets are the same. The seat post decals are even the same other than the Mikado has a fancy 'M' logo between two gold bands, and the Nishiki has an 'N' in the same place. Even the gold seat post bands are identical. The Nishiki has a number on it's left rear dropout, 1125333, there is nothing there on the Mikado. The Made in Taiwan decal is a square foil decal on the Nishiki, while the Mikado decal appears to be a waterslide type decal in the shape of a ribbon. The paint, fork crown, and even the seat post and Diameter is the same as he used the aluminum seat post from the Nishiki on my Mikado. (The Nishiki has a bent fork and some frame damage so he's using it for parts).

Could Mikado be made by the same source? He says the Nishiki is older by several years, either a 1976 or 77 model. The Nishiki has cottered steel crank arms and steel Araya rims.
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