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anyone have any info on Nishiki Riviera eurotech

Old 10-11-06, 07:45 PM
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anyone have any info on Nishiki Riviera eurotech

hello, I am new here & was wondering if anyone had any info on the Nishiki Riviera eurotech.
I picked up this bike at a thrift today for $40.00. It's very clean & in great condition. Any info is welcome & appreciated. The bike is also marked on the left chainstay handcrafted by Kawamura. thanks in advance.

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I have a Nishiki Riviera to. It rules.
If you picked it up for $40 and it is well tuned, it s a steal. Otherwise, you might have hundreds to put into it to get it nicely functional.
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I'm new to bikeforums, and I know this thread is two years old, but I just picked up an old Nishiki Riviera Eurotech, too. I've found lots of information on the Nishiki Riviera, but none on the "Eurotech" designation. Does anyone know what it means? Probably no one will see this post.
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Old 09-02-08, 07:10 AM
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... Does anyone know what it means? Probably no one will see this post.
Oh, yee of little faith...

Nishiki produced two Eurotech models, the Sport and Riviera. Both were limited edition versions of entry level bicycles. Eurotech featured new graphics and bold colors (let me guess, yours is hot tamale red?). The concept included color matched saddles, handlebar tape and even tire sidewalls. These models were released in 1985.

Apparently these models were not well rec'd as they were dropped for 1986. The trend at the time was for bicycles with contrasting head and seat tubes and pastel colours were just starting to emerge, courtesy of the Miami Vice fad. Another part of the problem may have been that they introduced the concept at the low price range. Traditionally, bicycle innovation has a better record of acceptance when introduced at the high end and trickled down to the lower models. Certainly, Nishiki was far ahead its time with colored sidewalls, a fad that is currently very popular.
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Ha, yes, you guessed the color. It is absurdly red, although everything on the bike is original and faded, so the colors range from tamale red (the frame) to rusty brownish-red (bar tape) to sickly pink (cable housing). I'm replacing various components - wider handlebars, new cables/housing, tires - and I'm debating whether to offset the ruddiness with white accents or to restore everything to its original rubicund glory. I am leaning towards the former.

Color aside, I'm pretty impressed with the quality of the frame. It's a great commuter. Thanks for the information.
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Was just reading your incredibly literate and amusing post on the above-captioned bike, and wondering how it came out and if you have any photos to share. I've had one of these bikes for a couple of years, and have been debating various upgrade/update options.

Thanks for your time.
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