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Old 11-22-10, 05:30 PM   #1
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Nishiki Competition?

Sorry for the bad pictures, there all I have. The seller thinks it's a international, but i think with the chrome stays maybe it's a competition. He's asking $120. I"m thinking if it has Sugino Mighty cranks, and with the bar end shifters, it might be worth pursuing. What do you guys think?

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If it is at least a late 70's International, it would probably have alloy rims, Suntour Vx drs, butted main tubes in addition to what you mentioned already - AND it's orange!
I would check it out.
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Don't think it is an International, looks like a Competition to me. Looks like a pretty good deal to me.

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+1, it appears to be a mid-1970s Competition. An International would not have had the chrome stays and bar end shifters.
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Thanks guys. Any guess on what it may be worth.
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Thanks guys. Any guess on what it may be worth.
Hi Brian -
For $120, this is pretty decent deal: I'd estimate $250-275 in an average market (all cleaned up and serviced, and provided there are not aesthetic issues with the finish).
The medium/ large frame holds the value down some.
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Thanks Auchen,
Checking it out this afternoon, I'll post pictures if things works out.
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+1 $120 in the current dirty state, fully cleaned up, new bearings, grease, cables, housings, good tires, tubes; might bring $250 then. Does it have any original decals? If not, I would be less interested in it as it probably is a repaint (and I don't care for repaints), and a repaint depresses the value from my estimates.
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The condition is pretty rough, but the seller came down a bunch. The bikes my size, so no hurry to flip.
Suntour GT derailleurs
Sunshine large flange hubs
Sugino cranks
Gran Comp stem
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Congrats Brian !
You'll have a gas cleaning and lubing it up. (Be sure to do a dork-disk, reflector and turkey-wing-ectomy while you're at it. )

I love the color and the randonneur bars -and you have an excellent drive train there too!
If he came down a bunch, then you did quite well ( the barcons alone are worth $30 or $40).
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