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Old 09-18-09, 08:12 PM   #1
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Nishiki Custom Sport

Hi Guys, I just picked up this Nishiki Custom Sport and was thinking about flipping it so i can get decent tires for my Miyata. High tensile Toshiba tubing, Sugino forged 165 cranks, Dia-Compe brakes and levers, Araya 26" steel rims on Shimano via EI hubs. The derailers are older Shimano 600 with what i would call scroll work on them. What would be a decent price to ask for it ? Thanks, Jay
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Old 09-18-09, 09:27 PM   #2
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I have the girl's model of that, fashionably called a mixte. They're nice bikes. It's a smallish frame, a 21" I reckon, you ought to measure or look for a size . It's an early 80s. It's HI-Tens. steel, not a crappy type, I'll emphasize.. better than many steel models back then which is important. Still not CHRMLY. though.. The finish and parts on the old Nishikis were befitting a higher level bike, yours is not entry level but not upper-mid either. Actually if I didn't have that model , the parts wouldn't make sense, they're better than just OK, as I'd said, Nishiki was funny like that. I paid fifty bucks for mine + frt. which I got ripped on mainly because it's a girls bike. I've seen ones just like yours fetch one fifty and weren't so clean. I've no doubt you'll get one hundred. Better check the tire size, I bet it's 27" NOT 26". If somebody's snobbish, they may be "too wise" to the CHRMLY. aspect, if they like it, they're right in seeing it as a soild, sharp bike.
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Flipped one a few weeks ago for $175.
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yes, my mistake, it is 27" thanks
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Flipped one a few weeks ago for $175.
$175 for hi-ten frame, stem shifters, impossible BCD chainrings, nutted axles? Kudos to you
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Bay Area Bargain! It did come with lessons on how to friction shift.
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$175 for hi-ten frame, stem shifters, impossible BCD chainrings, nutted axles? Kudos to you
+1 Other than the Bay area, this is a $100 bike.
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My gut says Bill's $100 estimate is correct. But the insane prices I've seen on CL lately says, try for the $175 if your area is as crazy as the Raleigh, NC area. But because we are deep into September, be prepared to lower your price.
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I hope you are right on value, as I have a very similar bike to sell, and I would really prefer to get $175 for it rather than $100 (which will be about breakeven). I bought it as project (overpaid for it) just because I kind of liked the bike.
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I'm thinking $125 +/-

Tomorrow I'm going to pick up a real nice mid 80's Schwinn Caliente with nutted hubs, steel rims etc for $50 to flip. It'll be a good test bike.
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This is why $175 looks like a bargain. I'd say the Nishiki is a much better bike. The 600 Arabesque with long cage is a great running setup.

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1980's Katakura Silk Road Bike - 53 cm - $400 (menlo park)

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Vintage Katakura Silk Road Bike
Made in Japan
10-Speed with down-tube shifters - all Suntour.
53 cm / 21" frame.
32" stand-over height.
Good for someone 5"3 to 5"8
Solid lug frame.
Fresh brake cables, chain, tires and tape.

Also willing to trade for new(er) introductory road bike.
Pickup in Menlo Park or delivery in Southern Peninsula Area.
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Yup, If I had that Nishiki next to a Caliente, its no contest, the Nishiki has much nicer components, alloy cranks and a chromed fork.
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