Olympic 12Regular price 1.999,00 kr
(Unused) Nishiki Olympic 12 has been thoroughly inspected by our mechanics at Oslovelo so that it delivers the same unique cycling feel as it gave in 1985. If you are looking for a stylish vintage bicycle frame, this Olympic 12 model a good choice.
Be aware that vintage frames may have some natural wear and tear, but not something that affects the property or quality. All frames have been thoroughly checked for damage to the construction.
Approved to participate in Eroica events.
- Frame: 46cm (for 650 wheels)
- Tubing: Tange Single Butted Chrome-moly
- Year: 1985
- Seat tube: 25.8mm
- Bottom bracket: British threaded
- Headset: 1 "
- Condition: NOS (New Old Stock)
- Country of production: Japan
The Nishiki brand comes from the Kawamura factory in Kobé, Japan. The models exported to Europe, the United States and Canada were called Nishiki, while the bikes in Japan were sold as Kawamura. What happened in the late 70's was that the Nishiki importers, West Coast Cycles, registered the Nishiki brand in the USA before Kawamura intended to do so. This did not lead to any legal action as the Kawamura factory was afraid of losing an important customer. So throughout the rest of the '80s, the Americans continued to sell the bikes as Nishiki, manufactured by Kawamura.
It was not until 1989-90 that the then owner of the brand in the United States, Derby Cycles, began producing its own models outside of Japan and without cooperation with Kawamura. Derby used the same model names as on Kawamura-built bikes. To sell "American" Nishikis outside the United States, Derby Cylcles was forced to use the brand name Cyclepro, which was previously used for mail order and its own bicycle brand in the United States. Sometimes Cyclepro bikes "Nishiki" had engraved in the frame which caused confusion. After a period, Derby stopped selling Nishiki in the United States in 2001.
Nishiki Europe is a group of distributors / agents in Europe formed to develop Nishiki models in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Estonia. The Nishiki Europe models are manufactured in Taiwan or the Netherlands, Finland and Sweden for local markets.