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~1973 Nishiki Competition Step Through Completed

Old 07-13-20, 05:28 PM
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~1973 Nishiki Competition Step Through Completed

Been sitting on this forever and almost sold it unfinished but that didnít work out. I dug in and got it ride ready and hoping it will go to a friend! A really cool bike, as far as step throughs go. Double butted chromoly, a mix of Sugino, Suntour and Dia Compe. All original except for the barcons, brake levers and porteur bars because I thought it was begging for them. Wished I couldíve to uted the brake cables under the bars but couldnít get enough bend in the front although it still turned out ok.









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Nice!
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Nice Work! Looks great! It's as tempting now as it was a couple months ago. Can I store it in your garage?
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Clean machine! And nice photographs btw. I particularly appreciate the first
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Nice Work! Looks great! It's as tempting now as it was a couple months ago. Can I store it in your garage?
If a few friends who have expressed interest donít go for it Iíll get back to you! And thanks!
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Clean machine! And nice photographs btw. I particularly appreciate the first
Thank you!
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Well, a friend has purchased it! A photo from the last test ride.

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Since the first new road bike I bought for myself with my own money was a 1971 Nishiki Competition (American Eagle Semi-Pro), I have a soft spot for those, despite the mushy sway in the bottom bracket in both the standard/gents' and step through versions. When I worked at a bike shop in Santa Monica in the early 1970s, we tried to steer the rich ladies from Brentwood and Bel Air to the step through Nishiki Competition, to alleviate our perennial shortage of white Peugeot UO-18 mixtes.

I really like your use of barcons with those handlebars. (In fact, I like barcons, period.)
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Very nice! What levers did you use?
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Since the first new road bike I bought for myself with my own money was a 1971 Nishiki Competition (American Eagle Semi-Pro), I have a soft spot for those, despite the mushy sway in the bottom bracket in both the standard/gents' and step through versions. When I worked at a bike shop in Santa Monica in the early 1970s, we tried to steer the rich ladies from Brentwood and Bel Air to the step through Nishiki Competition, to alleviate our perennial shortage of white Peugeot UO-18 mixtes.

I really like your use of barcons with those handlebars. (In fact, I like barcons, period.)
Nice! And thank you. Cutting the ends of the grips off to use them this way was inspired by an old post from velovixen. I love how it turned out.

As for the bottom bracket, I threw a new sealed cartridge bb in there.
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Very nice! What levers did you use?
Thanks! Velo Orange City levers.
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