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.)
spring green, wi