For Sale Kawamura Special Nishiki



Aug 14, 2013
This is a high end Kawamura Nishiki in Chrome, a gorgeous vintage bike.

50.8cm seat tube, C2C.
57cm top tube, C2C.
40.3cm chain stay.
97.75cm wheelbase.
61.5cm from handlebars to center of seat post.

The geometry is vintage racing, a lot more relaxed than today's standards but a true racing bike none the less. The biggest difference is that your body will thank you for it at the end of the day :)

It has the following vintage components:

Handlebar is a Nitto World Champion with about 38cm spread
Nitto stem? Faded sticker on it. Nice flutting. About 75mm length.
Shimano 600 arabesque shifter, derailleurs.
Dia Compe G brake calipers.
Shimano Exagen Motion Levers.
Shimano 105 pedals with Christophe leather straps.
Sugino Mighty crank, half step 152/42 rings, with drilium and 165mm arms. If the arms would had been 175 this bike probably would have fitted me better or worse; I would have parted the bike to put this crank on another bike...
Early Dura Ace freewheel hubs with a 5 speed freewheel (because anything larger would be wrong).
Ar-En-Ciel tubular Competition Champion rims in a manly 36 spoke setup. These are sweet, true vintage power.
Selle Italia saddle.

Located in Aomori prefecture, but I imagine that black cat would not be that bad.

Asking 70,000 for this package of total vintage awesomeness. Nothing says retro greatness like a chrome frame :)

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Maximum Pace
Apr 3, 2012
Beautiful bike. If you do Facebook you might want to try advertising on the STEEL Is REAL JAPAN!!! group page. Probably more interest over there in vintage stuff.

BTW I absolutely love the Paramount you sold me. It rides beautifully.