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    Heyday in Japan

    Back in the mtb heyday 80-84, Japan was on it producing amazing metals under many factories. This particular beauty is one of the nicest Japanese early mountain bikes made in 1983. Every part made within a 100 mile radius in Japan. Although the model designed by Norco Canada. This is the second Nishiki Bushwacker that I have come across in the last 3 months here in Vancouver. Both had first generation stag group with Ukai speed line rims. plated to boot.Total top shelf. Forgive the pie plate I didn't have time to take off freewheel.
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    Hi, I think my Nishiki is from 1984.
    Very nice bike, and very "quite"

    Philippe

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneschnark View Post
    Hi, I think my Nishiki is from 1984.
    Very nice bike, and very "quite"

    Philippe
    These bikes are beautiful. I like the Suntour(?) 3 wheeled RD's too, very neat. I've got an early Apollo Himalaya, which I believe is Kuwahara built. Paint is shot, and I'm liking the chrome frame idea.

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    82 ridge runner

    American classic built in the same Toyo factory at the same time as the stumpy's. This is a unique frame with rack mounts galore and wide stays for fat tires. Custom bb and headset. great angles for all day ridge running.
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    finished

    this need to go to a museum
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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    . . . This particular beauty is one of the nicest Japanese early mountain bikes made in 1983.
    Just a little note on dates of these bicycles.

    This Bushwhacker is a 1984 model year. The frame may have been manufactured in 1983. The serial number will confirm the manufacture date.

    I have a 1984 Nishiki Bushwacker with a serial number very early in 1984.

    The DB Ridge Runner has a serial number that indicates the frame was made late in 1983. The Ridge Runner is a 1984 model year.

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