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Offline driftlessregion

Nishki bikes
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:11:14 pm »
Anyone know the difference between the Nishiki Olympic and the Cresta from the 80's?

Offline DaveB

Re: Nishki bikes
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2014, 09:04:23 am »
Try the "Classic and Vintage" forum at bikeforums.net  The posters there should be able to provide all of the details.

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Re: Nishki bikes
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2014, 07:03:21 pm »
Here's the 1987 Nishiki catalog:
http://www.stevevance.net/nishiki/images/c/cf/Nishiki_1987_bicycle_catalog.pdf

The Cresta GT is a true touring bike with cantilever brakes and front/rear rack mounts, though like most touring bikes of that era, it features 27-inch (630 mm) wheels. The Olympic looks to be a mid-range road bike with caliper brakes. If you're thinking of getting a bike for touring, I'd go with the Cresta.

Offline driftlessregion

Re: Nishki bikes
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2014, 08:34:45 pm »
That's what I thought. Thanks for confirming it. I'm watching ebay-you never know when a Cresta or Trek 720 frame will show up ready for modernizing. Trouble has been, I need a 64 cm.