Since I am no where near a computer this fine Sunday morning, I have employed my trusty robot assistant to post, this, the final OTS of Japan(ese) Week(s). Scott L.‘s tranquil photographs of his 1977 Nishiki International are a most fitting accompaniment to this long lazy weekend.
Thanks for posting the Rapide. It was exciting to see it there. This
is the bike that was in the background of the assembly photos.
She’s a 1977 Nishiki International, I think. I’ve swapped the barcons
for a Suntour Symmetric down tube shifter, changed the brake levers
and wrapped the bars with cotton and shellac. Everything else is
probably original or at least from the same time frame. Well, except
for that horrid saddle. It’s just what I had on hand.
Thanks again Scott