26th April 1983 ()
Beautiful 1983 Nishiki Medalist Road Bicycle, Made in Japan, Hand Crafted by Kawamura, with High Quality Champion # 1 Chrome Molyboen Butted Tube Tange Steel. This 1983 Japanese made Medalist was marked in the US as a High Quality Road Bike, It is a fine racer, Far superior to the droves if other Nishiki’s I have had before. I acquired this bike as a frame and fork, I suspect it was adorned with Suntour Suberbe back in the day. Eager to feel this racer between my legs I built it up for myself and a test ride. She is Buttery Smooth, Vintage Japanese Steel with Nice Components, Ready to Ride in Style.
1983 Nishiki Medalist Frame made with Champion #1 Tange Steel, with Ornate Lugs and a Chrome Nishiki Fork. The parts are newer high quality and not original to the bike. Sun Tour GPX Brakes and Derailleurs, Shimano 105 Cranks and Rings, 18 Speed Blue 700c Velocity Road Wheels with Real Hubs, Vintage MKS Sylvan pedals, Newer Seat, Seat post, and Stem, Vintage Winpista drop bars with cork tape. The frame size is 58cm BB Center to top of top bar. or 56.5 cm center to center. with a 33 ” stand over. This is a larger Bike Fitting some one 5’8″ to 6’2″ I think. This 1983 Nishiki Medalist is a Super Clean Vintage Road Bike, Rebuilt, Buttery, and Dialed, Ready to Go the distance in Style.