site is a one of a kind treasure!
found this treasure all alone packed in its original box in a used
bike shop just around the corner from my home. Even better, a box
of components ordered at the same time as the frameset was also
patiently waiting since the early 80's to be built into a bicycle.
According to the shop owner the customer ordered the frame and components,
went overseas and never returned to pick up his order. Believe it
or not, that was the story I was told.
Nishiki O.N.P (Order Nishiki Professional) BB numbers indicate a
Kawamura frame built in 1974 w/suntour vertical drop outs - rare
for a frame of that period.
NOS suberbe pro w/new velocity rims drivetrain/pedals/shifters:
all early 80's dura-ace, freewheel is suntour winner
nitto (came with dura-ace stem....too short for me)
tange falcon (came installed on frameset)
very cool looking 600 ax aero brakes
first I thought such a "racey" frame with it's short wheel base
would be twitchy.... Between the nice rake on the fork and the 85
psi. Schwalbe Racers the ride is both responsive and compliant....