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    Who cares, just ride it!
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    For Nishiki fans...

    For fans of Nishiki:

    Just finished fixing up this Nishiki Landau that I found dumped a week ago. Appears to be from around '79-'81, judging by the serial number and original parts. I rebuilt the whole thing, changed the stem and seatpost (the old one took some serious persuasion to remove), added some gumwall 100psi 27 X 1 1/8 tyres (off an old Norco Monterey) and Cateye cloth bar tape, changed the rear 6-speed Shimano Megarange freewheel (someone didn't realise that the existing short cage Suntour Cyclone derailleur couldn't handle a 34t cog) for a Suntour 5 speed and matching chain. Final words? Rides well, shifts great (Suntour Cyclones mated with ratchet Power Shifters is THE friction setup)....enjoy folks...

    Last edited by Antipodes; 04-02-07 at 09:40 PM.

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    Cool looking ride.

    btw, got the duplicate thread for you.
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    [CENTER][URL="http://JonPFischer.com"][COLOR="#006400"]Fischer Photography[/COLOR][/URL] - [URL="http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/785462-My-new-modern-quot-Classic-quot-Kirk-JKS-Classic-Terraplane"][COLOR="#8b0000"]Kirk Frameworks JKS-Classic Build Thread[/COLOR][/URL][/CENTER]

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    Sweet! I just sold an Olympic 12 that had a Sugino RT crankset very similar to yours. The buyer was in awe. Shame the bike didn't fit me or I would have kept it. On the lookout for another Nishiki now... fine bikes. Well done!

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    Cheers cuda2k for the deletion...

    McDave: The bike doesn't really fit me either. It's a 58cm and I'm 193cm/6ft4.5in, hence the high seatpost. I haven't decided what to do with it yet. I can ride it, but ideally it isn't the right fit. I will be keeping the drilled rings though........

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    Awesome, I love Nishiki's!
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    Dumped? As in you reappropriated a stolen bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by filtersweep
    Dumped? As in you reappropriated a stolen bike?
    I don't know whether you are insinuating that I stole the bike, or that I took it from someone else who stole it, but FYI, the bike had seized derailleurs and brake cables , a seized seatpost, bars were upturned, bar tape looked like a dog had been chewing on it, and was covered in about 20 years of dirt and grime. I would NEVER take a bike if I thought that it belonged to someone...

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    Nice! I'm dialing in a Nishiki Sport myself - so far I love the ride, very springy.

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    I love the Suntour ratchet shifters! I still have a set waiting for the right project..........

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    Very nice!

    Yes, I'm a Nishiki fan, apparently by default .

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    Beautiful! I love that crank/chainring.

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    Looks great! I love the color especially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh30
    I don't know whether you are insinuating that I stole the bike, or that I took it from someone else who stole it, but FYI, the bike had seized derailleurs and brake cables , a seized seatpost, bars were upturned, bar tape looked like a dog had been chewing on it, and was covered in about 20 years of dirt and grime. I would NEVER take a bike if I thought that it belonged to someone...
    Sweet ride you got there! and dont feel any kinda way, there are a few people on this site that are either jeolous that they dont find bikes or are just plain rude seems like every time someone post a found bike someone has to tell them it might be stolen, or make a remark that insinuates that we might have stolen the bike, dont think they mean any harm, but they should think before they either intentionally or unintentionally insult someone again, job well done! by the way, Yes, I am a Nishiki fan, my very first mountain bike was a Nishiki, loved it!

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    Nostalgic Blast from the past

    Your Nishiki looks great. I had a similar bike when I was a teenager in the mid-seventies (yeah I'm old.)
    It was a great bike that took a pounding on the roads of Wyoming.

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    Nice Nishiki Leigh 30. Geez, Nishiki made some nice looking bikes. Kinda wish they'd come back to the states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roccobike
    ... Nishiki made some nice looking bikes. Kinda wish they'd come back to the states.
    Are they even still in business? Does Kawamura still build bike frames?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDT3113
    Your Nishiki looks great. I had a similar bike when I was a teenager in the mid-seventies (yeah I'm old.)
    It was a great bike that took a pounding on the roads of Wyoming.
    I'm that old too and still have my Nishiki Pro that I bought new as a 16 y/o. The brazing and filing of the lug work on that era of Nishiki was crude but they are sweet riding bikes nevertheless. Gerry
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