are some pics of my Nishiki Tri-A taken on a gorgeous October afternoon
in Old Salem, North Carolina.
purchased this bike in March 1985 from Daniel Boone Cycles in Houston,
Texas. It features Tange #1 double-butted tubing, internal routing
of the brake and derailleur cables, and Shimano 600EX component
group (new in 1985). Over the years I've replaced the freewheel,
chain rings, some bearings, but fortunately NOS parts are usually
easy to find. I swapped out the 600EX non-aero brake levers for
Shimano 105 aero levers and replaced the original Selle Italia Turbo
saddle with a bright yellow Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow saddle.
I recently swapped out a Sakae stem for a much taller Nitto Technomic
because I'm not as flexible as I was in 1985. I have always ridden
this bike for fitness/recreation and it has never let me down.
for your website - I really enjoy seeing the beautiful classic bikes
others are riding.