Those look great! I loce a steel frame, I dunno, classic simple lines and they're a great ride. My usual bike is a old Japanese "Omni" which was a very limited run brand that I believe made frames outta the same factory as nishiki, it's a perfect 80's 2butt CrMo japanese tourer. I have had lots of other much fancier (and much crappier) bikes and never has anything come close to taking it's place, it's just my bike, it's all the things i want - every other bike is just not right cuz it's not my bike, you know?
I helped found a bike co-op while a grad at GA Tech in ATL, it's still going on - we got all the abandoned bikes on campus, as well as several from nearby apartment complexes and police auctions and scrapyards, everyone knew we'd take any bikes.
They all got priced super cheap with the goal of getting more people riding - We'd start pricing at roughly half what going rate would be, and priced down from there off a schedule - like -$10 if it needed tires or -5 if it needed cable adjustments etc etc. Many (most?) of the bikes woulnd up pricing down to 0, which were the "FIFY" - free if you fix it bikes.
We offered all the parts (used from teardowns of the truly unsalvageable) or new stuff for consumables, and all the tools, and we'd help teach people how to do all the repairs themselves. you could opt to take the as-is cost, or if you really couldnt manage, you could get the volunteers to rebuild it and pay the fixed up price. it was (is) great and still gets hundreds of bikes out. it was super fun, even when we were fixing total basketcases that weren't even worth 10 minutes time, I mean we'd do shit like rethreading the hubs on $50 wal mart bikes just to keep it rolling
We also fixed up some cool old relics, taking the good bits and making some real fun mashups, or restoring old classics with the good periods correct groupsets. it was also fun taking the trash and making dumb funny projects, tall bikes and swing bikes and downhill gravity bikes, diy cargo bikes, you name it. we made a side bx side caravan of 6 bikes - the "dodecacycle" - that pulled a connestoga wagon with a playing band for parades.