This Nishiki Sport belonged to my friend Karen, this was her college bike and one I occasionally used when I visited Portland. On a visit to Portland a few years ago I used it to run an errand to a local bike shop, and discovered it needed a little work. I started out with a 10 speed and by the time I got back it was a single speed as both shift cables failed, at that point I suggested to my friend that I take the bike home with me and rebuild it for her as a "rain" bike commuter. I think this is a fine example of an early 1980's Japanese crafted lugged steel frame 10 speed.
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I like the fact that this bike is a step up from an entry level 10 speed of the era, it has a lot of cool features like; engraved Custom handle bars
After riding the bike for about a month my friend realized it just didn't fit right, she has been riding a more modern bike for about the last 7 years (one I also built but that's another story) and after getting back on her college bike it just wasn't quite the right fit. The Nishiki is now hanging out with me while I try to sell it on Craigslist.