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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:51 am 
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hi all and a merry christmas
it just keeps getting better. i was downtown vancouver friday afternoon doing some christmas shopping and walked out of a store and a green and white nishiki mystic just like mine pictured rode right down the street in front of me!!!!! :shock: could have knocked me over with a feather. they do exist and in numbers too. wish i had a camera with me or could have waved the rider down. maybe he would have sold it. would have liked to see if it had original components. mine i believe has a few. the rebuild is coming along. will post a picture here when it starts to go back together.
happy holidays
roy


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:13 am 
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hi all
the story of my Nishiki Mystic just keeps getting better and better. was by my local bike store Capp's Cycle today with the frame. was carrying it in (no wheels on it) and the older guy working there says `ah one of our old mystic's' i had my hand over the name on the frame so i knew he didn't read it. i said `our old mystic's'. turns out he's the owner. son of original who started the store in the 1940's. he proceeded to tell me that this frame was designed by Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Larry Ruble specifically for Capp's Cycle and built by Nishiki. they (Capp's Cycle) came up the name Mystic because it had STI in the middle which is the component group they hung on it. talk about area specific. no wonder these are virtually unheard of in cycling circles. from what i can find on the net Larry Ruble now manages John Henry Cycles in North Vancouver. this store is right around the corner from where i work. i think next week i will go see if i can look him up for more details. to get to John Henry i have to walk right past Deep Cove Cycles which i can see from my desk out the window at work. talk about mountain bike name dropping. :P hope all you nishiki enthusiasts out there are loving this info. in the mean time check out this link on some British Columbia mountain biking history.
p.s. build is coming along fine. will post a few pictures when it goes back together.
cheers
roy


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hi
forgot to add the link. :shock:

http://www.mtnbikehalloffame.com/page.c ... emberid=94
hope you enjoy it.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:14 am 
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funny how things pan out eh ?

get pics up roy

i got a nishiki cascade frame recently , unfortunatley not an elevated
but interesting


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:54 pm 
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hi all
well boys and girls this should put all doubts aside as to the authenticity of my nishiki mystic. the extremely area specific Nishiki built solely for capp's bikes here in the vancouver area. went to a co-op bike store in vancouver i frequent today looking for some parts and lo and behold what do i see hanging from the rafters. yup you guessed it. a mystic in all it's glory. this one is in pretty good shape too. what i like is that it even has a capp's cycle sticker on it. :D
for your viewing pleasure another u-brace designed nishiki mystic.
whadday think?
regards
roy


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:56 pm 
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more pictures.


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oops......i meant u-brake nishiki mystic.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:18 pm 
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hi all
can't believe i started this project almost 2 years ago. :oops:
and the results aren't even earth shattering. :lol:
this isn't going to be everyone's cup o' tea for sure.
certainly not how it would have come originally.
maybe i didn't give one of the rarest nishiki e-stays the respect it deserves either. :roll:
but it will stand out in a crowd. :shock:
hope you enjoy it.
roy


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