Here is Chris M’s 1977 Nishiki Olymypic Royale (with Cheese). Chris, if you bury that seat post anymore you’re going to be washing the tire marks out of your shorts!
Name: Chris M.
Bike: 1977 Nishiki “Olympic Royale” (dated by KG serial # and components, all match to 1977 so looks all original) Kawamura Japan Mfg. for USA.
Suntour derailers, Suntour Bar End Shifters, BELT Japan Saddle, Super Maxy crankset, Dia-Compe drop-forged center pull brakes with cool brake lever integrated rear view mirror, SR bar gooseneck with Champion Cycle-Pro Bars, Araya Alloy rims, Quick release front hub, Chrome Moly frame with pin striped lugs, Half Chromed forks, 23″ from center of crank to top of seat post.
Since the pic I added some new Vittoria high pressure tires, this is one SWEET riding OTS, I can outrun a car from one red light to the next, not bad for a 34 year old petal powered cycle. I hardly ever get it past 5th gear, cruises along nicely about 30mph in 5th and I don’t have the leg power anymore to see what it would do in 10th gear.
I’ve only seen a few references to Nishiki Olympic on the net and never have seen any reference to an “Olympic Royale”, any details would be welcome.
And thanks to OTSG for letting me show it off !