Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Nishiki Olympic?
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04-20-12, 03:42 PM
A local seller is offering this bike:
It's the perfect size, I'm just not overly familiar with the company or model
Any help would be great!
04-20-12, 07:52 PM
I sold the one pictured below a little while back for $200 - it was pretty minty and a very pleasant ride. Yours looks like it needs a good cleaning (and I'm sure and overhaul), so you should be able to do better.
Personally I thiink the Nishiki's are every bit as good as the Miyata's which seem to have a larger following.
The Olympic was about the middle of their line-up - below the Royale & Int'l, but above the Sport models.
This website has some good information for Nishiki fans
I had a Nishiki Olympic 12, must have been around 1982 or so when I bought it new (around $200 if memory serves). Very dependable. Had it for about 7 years and never had any problems with it. It was my "daily driver" for a couple of those years.
04-22-12, 09:50 AM
OP, check the wheels/tires on the bike. They look like 700C size. If that's the case, I'd estimate that bike will sell for somewhere between $150 to $200. If the wheels are 27", then the price will be lower. As the 80's progressed, the Olympic shifted from being an upper entry level bike to a lower mid level bike. That one probably has generic double butted chromoly main tubes. They are nice bikes, not high end, but certainly a good qualtiy bike.
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