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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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    any idea on the year/model/worth? would this make a good daily?

    looks like a 70's international after some searching..
    Last edited by jeighty3; 07-01-08 at 08:38 PM.

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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.
    1971 Paramount P-13 Chrome
    1973 Paramount P-15 Opaque Blue
    1973 Gitane Tour De France
    1974 Raleigh Professional
    1991 Waterford Paramount
    Litespeed Tuscany
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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.

    Karl

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