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    1990 Nishiki Alien

Richard Cunningham designed some bikes for Nishiki using the elevated chain-stays that bolted to a rectangular aluminum main frame.  This was a mass-produced version of his custom Mantis bikes.  The Aliens really put Nishiki and the map for a couple of years but they faded somewhat when the elevated stays became less fashionable.  I think just about everyone who was cycling at the time remembers when these bikes came out.

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Nishiki   Nishiki   Nishiki Nishiki
 
Frame 7000 series square main triangle w/ bolt-on rear triangle
Fork Tange Switchblade, chrome
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya RM17
Hubs Shimano Deore XT
Spokes  DT Stainless Steel, double butted, alloy nipples
Tires Cycle Pro Motivator
Pedals Shimano Deore XT Comp
Crank Shimano Deore XT w/ Super Glide rings
Chain Shimano Hyperglide
Rear Cogs Shimano 7 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Shimano Deore XT
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore XT Rapid Fire
Handlebars Alloy (color matched)
Stem Cunningham designed cro-moly
Headset Shimano Deore XT
Brake set Shimano Deore XT cantilevers
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT SLR 2 finger
Saddle Vetta Gel
Seat Post Alloy
Colors Crimson and bright chrome
Size 18"
Serial #   90  10864

 

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