Classic & Vintage - Nishiki Marina
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07-07-07, 04:31 PM
I just found this site last night. I just moved two a new state for a job and have a two mile commute to work so I couldnt think of a reason not to ride. I found a Nishiki Marina on craigs list for cheap and it fit me so I bought it. New tires and intertubes makes it rideable, taking it to the bike shop to get the wheels trued while I am out of town.
Does anyone have any information on this bike? Is there anythig that needs updated? It seems to do great for the shot communte, now I just need to get in shape and learn how to ride effecently.
07-07-07, 04:40 PM
I'm making a guess that it's a lower end bike, but that doesn't mean it's not a nice ride. Can you tell us the components?
Oh, and Welcome to Bike Forums!
07-07-07, 08:02 PM
The chain things(cogs, derailers and the like) say suntour. The brakes are dia-compe and the gear levers say suntour also as i look at it.
07-07-07, 08:32 PM
T-Mar would probably want you to start by determining the age by checking component codes on www.vintage-trek.com (http://www.vintage-trek.com). I found a 1983 couple years ago that had chrome moly tubing, NISI alloy rims, six speed freewheel, and a cool head badge with an eagle behind a red "M". Between what T-Mar told me, and the shop owner who sold the bike originally told me, Marina was above the Sports and one or two other models that year.
From what T-Mar told me, this model's position in the heirarchy varied a bit from year to year. Mine (which I sold because it was 66cm) would have been considered an entry-level bike that was a butted tube-set and a component or two away from being a mid-level bike.
07-07-07, 08:46 PM
Hey, thanks for that site, its really cool! Turns out the calipers were stamped 0280, which according to that site means Feb 1980. The frame is high tensile tubing. Sorry I missed the request for pictures earlier, i will go ahead and take some and load them up.
Edit: no pictures tonight. I dont have the space in the apt to get back enough from the bike to get a good shot. I will try and take some tomorrow or monday.
07-08-07, 06:06 AM
Great! We don't have much information here about the Marina, so any photos you get will greatly expand the current knowledge base.
If you haven't read much in the C & V forum, you may not realise that I've got five Nishikis, but I don't have a Marina :D .
07-10-07, 08:21 AM
Well road in this morning but forgot to bring the camera! I will try and get a picture with my camera phone to at least give you an idea.
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