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Old 11-12-18, 10:44 AM
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Nishiki was a marketing brand created by West Coast Cycle Supply, a California based bicycle importer/distributor. The company started having it's American Eagle bicycles contract manufactured in Japan by Kawamura in the late 1960s. The brand name was changed to Nishiki for the 1972 model year, to emphasis the Japanese lineage. Nishiki were manufactured by a number of companies but Kawamura was the prime source until the late 1980s. Since most Nishiki were Kawamura manufacture, there is no additional prestige or value.

The Tri-A was a mid-range model introduced circa 1985. Based on the colour combination, it sounds like you have a 1985 or 1986 model. Please submit pictures for a positive identification.
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