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Old 07-01-08, 08:10 PM   #1
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HELP! Identify this Nishiki?

so the miyata i was after was sold out from under me. found another bike locally, this orange nishiki. They are asking $250 though i'm not sure what to pay for it.



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Components (this is what I read on the bike itself):
Brake levers: Dia-Compe
Brakes: Dia-Compe Drop Forged, center pull
Shifters: Shimano
Rear derailleur: Suntour VGT Luxe
Front derailleur: Thunder Bird
Crank: American Flyer
Wheels; Cerchio Fiamme, made in Italy, aluminum alloy
Tires: Tufo S22 Diam 28" Sect 21mm bar 8-9 psi 115-130
Hubs, Shimano S L, both with quick release
Handlebar: Champion KS, aluminum alloy
Stem: SR, aluminum alloy
Saddle: Acocet W-T Touring genuine leather saddle
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Old 07-01-08, 08:10 PM   #2
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any idea on the year/model/worth? would this make a good daily?

looks like a 70's international after some searching..

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Old 07-02-08, 09:33 AM   #3
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looks to be in very good shape (although the Fiamme 700C tubular wheels are not stock, an upgrade, but 27" was original size) but $250 is way too much for that Nishiki, IMHO. Keep looking for a better deal (a lighter frame, for example).
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Early 70's Olympic. I had an International of the same vintage.
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Old 07-02-08, 11:25 AM   #5
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That bike has nice bars, nice wheels, nice rear derailleur. Looks to be in very good condition. In this market (Portland, OR) you'd pay $200-250 for that easily. YMMV depending on local market. It's not going to be light, but it'd be a great rider, I'm sure. If you did get it, I'd get rid of the pie plates, swap the saddle, replace the front derailleur with a decent SunTour, and get rid of the suicide levers. That'd run under $50 I'd guess and would style it up a lot.

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