Re: [CR]Azuki bicycles--Used Bike Guide


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From: "nath" <ferness261@voyager.net>
To: <LouDeeter@aol.com>, <smaas@nonlintec.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <199.68f2b8d.2a08876d@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Azuki bicycles--Used Bike Guide
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 20:37:52 -0500


Lou, Steve--

Was Azuki the house brand of some Louisville, KY bike shop? Imported from Japan, of course. (Something tells me this was the case, but I might be remembering it all wrong.)

The headbadge (in my memory) sure looks like a Nishiki badge. . . .

But I also noticed in the Buyer's Guide that American Eagle is listed as the same as Takara, though I'm pretty sure it was the original US name for Nishiki. (I had a yellow 1971 American Eagle Custom--gas pipe--and traded it in at the same shop for a 1972 Nishiki Competition cro-mo touring frame. Same badge, but different name.)

I sold the Competition to a fellow in Pennsylvania; I wonder if he's got it on the road yet. . . .

On another note, I just took my c. 1984 Fuji Del Rey out today on its newly laced Weimann concave rims, Sunshine mid-flange hubs, and Continental Ultra Gator Skin 27x1.25s. Nice wheels! (I think the Fuji was as happy as I am with them.)

nath dresser
spring green, wi