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Old 07-24-08, 09:54 AM   #1
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Vintage Nishiki Century

I have an older 10 speed Nishiki(sport series) Century.
There is a sticker on the frame which says Nishiki 1207 _______(a word a cant read) steel.
It also has Suntour 7 derailleurs.
And I believe that the frame is either 62 or 63 cm.

I was wondering where this bike was made, what year it is, and how much it is worth(It is in quite good condition)?? or any other information that you may have

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Old 07-24-08, 10:00 AM   #2
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Elliot, welcome to BikeForums, and to C & V.

Could we see photos of the bike?

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Old 07-24-08, 10:08 AM   #3
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East Hill, it looks like we are the welcoming party for all of the Nishiki fans.
Also welcome elliot..It is probably somewhere in the early to mid 80's range, but we would need to see the serial number or some pics to be sure. As for what it's worth, that depends on the area you are in and the condition. I would suggest fixing it up(or just tuning it up to make sure it's safe)and riding the heck out of it. That's what it was made for...oh and I second the request for pictures...
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I probably wont be able to get pictures on for a few hours

the serial number is: GD707130

I am pretty much finished fixing it up, it is in great condition, other than a few spots of rust on the frame.

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Here's a link to an awesome reference thread for Nishiki's. There should also be a 5 digit number on the drive side rear dropout that will give us the year also. I've got a Century that has been upgraded a little bit. I really like it. I can't get it away from my son though.
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Here is a Nishiki Century Sport
#5672708 4130 chromoly frame 10 speed 21 inch frame shimano derailer. I don't
know what year this bike is. Does anyone know the year made
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I recently came into possession of a Nishiki Century 10 speed as well (for about $75). The serial number is G0484, so I would assume it was manufactured in March '84, by Giant. Sugino and Shimano bells and whistles.

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http://www.milehicycleguy.com/blog/r...ury-road-bike/

It's a hi-tensile steel frame and Nishiki is a Japanese bike manufacturer. Almost certain that's it's nation of origin, especially for a 1980's bike ?
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http://www.milehicycleguy.com/blog/r...ury-road-bike/

It's a hi-tensile steel frame and Nishiki is a Japanese bike manufacturer. Almost certain that's it's nation of origin, especially for a 1980's bike ?
thanks for the pictures. that looks about the same as what I got. My daughter wanted the bike and she got it. I don't think it was made by Giant, I had one of those once and they put their sticker on the bike. Its Japanese made. thanks
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Old 11-18-11, 01:40 PM   #10
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It's a hi-tensile steel frame and Nishiki is a Japanese bike manufacturer. Almost certain that's it's nation of origin, especially for a 1980's bike ?
Sorry, but Nishiki did not make bikes. They were a brand name, developed by West Coast Cycles (same guy started Centurion). They used a variety of Asian manufacturers, a lot of them early on were built by Kawamura in Japan.
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[IMG] like this Elliot?
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