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    Senior Member imetazoa's Avatar
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    Nishiki Olympic Royale

    Hi,

    I just purchased this Nishiki Olympic Royale Mixte... and probably over-paid but I really love it.

    Here is the listing with lots of pictures: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=012


    Does anyone have any information on this Nishiki model? Thanks!









    Last edited by imetazoa; 06-02-08 at 06:13 PM.
    i be cruising.

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    It looks like a real beauty! This is a question for the real experts .

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    Don't think you over paid at all. Especially if its a frame you want and enjoy. It's not often you find mixtie frames with integrated rear derailleur hangers and forged dropouts from what I've seen. Look forward to seeing the full build.
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    I don't think you over paid at all. Looks like a winner to me. I just fixed one up for the wife and the paint was a basket case,which was good cause of the things the wife wanted me to do to with it. How are you going to do it up? Oh yeah and we need lots of pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    I don't think you over paid at all. Looks like a winner to me. I just fixed one up for the wife and the paint was a basket case,which was good cause of the things the wife wanted me to do to with it. How are you going to do it up? Oh yeah and we need lots of pics

    do you mean that the paint was durable? did you try and repaint it? was it this same model?

    the only thing i wish was different about the frame is that it wasn't a deep red... but i would feel guilty changing the paint...

    i plan on turning it into a fixed gear while keeping the older vintage feel to it. it will be awhile though till i acquire some more funds :-/
    i be cruising.

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    The OPs's frame appears to be circa 1978-1980. Basically, the Olympic Royale was an upgraded Olympic with the major changes being aluminum rims versus steel, quick release on the rear hub and a better crankset. It sat 4th in the Nishiki line-up, behind the International. I couldn't get all the pics to load, but the tubing should be CrMo main tubes with hi-tensile fork and stays, so it's better than your typical mixte frame.

    Once the OP recieves the frame they can refer to the Nishiki Serial Number Database thread to determine the exact age.

    The OP can PM if they want to know the original component mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
    The OPs's frame appears to be circa 1978-1980. Basically, the Olympic Royale was an upgraded Olympic with the major changes being aluminum rims versus steel, quick release on the rear hub and a better crankset. It sat 4th in the Nishiki line-up, behind the International. I couldn't get all the pics to load, but the tubing should be CrMo main tubes with hi-tensile fork and stays, so it's better than your typical mixte frame.

    Once the OP recieves the frame they can refer to the Nishiki Serial Number Database thread to determine the exact age.

    The OP can PM if they want to know the original component mix.
    amazing. thanks. PM being sent...
    i be cruising.

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