Id be tempted, Nishiki made some really nice frames too...
"Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day."--Harry S. Truman
Doesn't sound like a bad deal, but you can always make an offer.
If the rest of the components turned out to be ****, you'd still have lots of nice parts to sell. And assuming they're in good condition, I would think you could still profit (if that's what your goin for), but I would still make an offer. I don't know anything about Nishiki frames though. I know that C-Record components can go for quite a bit in good condition.
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You could do worse - and if you find it's a POS frame you can make your money back easily if you part it out.
See if you get get it for under $200 and let that be the decider.
225 lowest with delivery to my house thrown in, go for it? I would basically be parting it out and selling everything but the stem/bars and hope to break even
Yea thats what I was thinking Cudak, dont know if its worth the time
Actually, the brake levers are first-gen Nuovo Records - check out the curvature. 'Course, it would be nice to know if the cable access holes are round on the backside (later versions had the U-shaped hole but retained the extreme curvature at the lever tips). And Kurt's right: that C-Record crank is worth the admission price if condition is good.
Because of this, I wouldn't push down the price - just a couple of parts flips makes this a bargain. Then you can give the frame away to a local co-op and feel philanthropic
Gotta agree with Kurt. For a flip, that's a lot of f-ing around just to break even. I don't see the point.
what are the calipers?
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
I think it depends on what you need and want. If you factor in shipping, the components make the price worthwhile. In addition, the parts seem to be fresh — going on what we can see. As mentioned above, snob appeal (bling points) is a factor for some people. If bling were a deciding factor in my ownership, I'd have off-loaded my Reynolds 501 Trek 560 a long time ago. (Later models had 531 triangles).
Apparently, Nishiki made nice frames, and some of them were very nice. On the whole, I would go for this bike. If you had to buy the parts piecemeal, your costs would be X + Y. The X factor can only be decided by you. Many enthusiasts bemoan the inflated prices of vintage components with justification IMHO. In this case, the wheel set you would acquire is a settling factor. If the set is clean undamaged, I'd go for the pull the buy trigger.
Me: I've learned a lot about cycling by my mistakes, and I can repeat them perfectly! My Bikes: Vitus-979, Simplon-4-Star, Gazelle-AB, Woodrup
I would offer $175 and put some DT shifters on. Ride it. The bikes future will determine itself.