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    perpetually frazzled mickey85's Avatar
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    Nishiki sport...in the bushes!

    So I was biking home yesterday, and there's a duplex that is being gutted. There, sitting in the bushes, next to a craptastic murray MTB, is a turquoise Nishiki sport, that looks all original (suntour components, foam hand grips, etc) in perfect shape, except a Titanic-rusty chain. Everything else is rust-free. I'm guessing that, given the dew and dampness from the past couple days that it's been sitting there for a couple days, so I put a sign on it and asked the owner to call me if they wanted to get rid of it.

    Bah! it's just the waiting that's driving me insane. However, I'm keeping a VERY close watch on the place...if it's in a dumpster, it's mine.
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    I had a Nishiki Sport that I loved.
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    I had the turquoise Sport with pink lettering, Shimano SIS stem shifting, Modolo bars and 27" Araya rims. It was smooth and a nice riding bike. I rebuilt it a bit and I think it's in Utah. They made a mountain version in the same colors.

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    Mickey85...hope it works out for you.
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    The Nishiki spirits are watching over you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyb View Post
    I had a Nishiki Sport that I loved.
    Did you add those canti posts? I didn't know the sport ever came with them. I recall a nishiki cx conversion selling on eBay last year, the seller had added the posts to the frame and used a surly fork, is that the same one?
    If wanting fair bike prices makes me a leftist I don't wanna be right.

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    perpetually frazzled mickey85's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by roccobike View Post
    The Nishiki spirits are watching over you.
    I don't know, we'll see how it goes. Yesterday the weather was so crappy that they probably didnt' even go to the house...but I'm watching...oh yes.
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    Senior Member jeremyb's Avatar
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    it may have been. It was a Surly and I did add canti posts to the rear.

    There was a ton of room for 32mm tires.

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    So now, I've done some research on the Sports (though there's NOTHING on the internet about Nishikis in general and sports in specific), have figured out the wheels, tires, shifters and racks that I'm going to get for it (as well as the fenders), and have even started figuring out where this cash is coming from, yet I still don't have the bike. At this point, the chain, pedals and cables are wasted. I stopped by and found that the wife was home (a very strange woman...). She said that her husband had thought about getting rid of them, but that she's have him call me. No call. I'll give it until Saturday, then I'll stop by again. maybe if I frustrate him enough I'll get a solid yes or no.

    Ultimately though, I'm amazed at the cheapness of 27" gear. I can save an easy $100-150 simply by keeping the wheel sizes stock! Hopefully, I'll make this my light-duty commuter, rack it out, and make it a randonneur, and use it for charity rides and weekend tours. Fun stuff!
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    1974 Peugeot UO-8 fixed gear
    1978 Raleigh Super Course
    1981 Schwinn LeTour
    1984 Nishiki Riviera GT
    1987 Nishiki Modulus
    1988 Fuji Palisade
    1994 Univega Activa Trail (converted to drops)


    Master of the low end garbajj!

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    You can't beat the starting price, that's for sure. Got my fingers crossed for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey85 View Post
    Ultimately though, I'm amazed at the cheapness of 27" gear. I can save an easy $100-150 simply by keeping the wheel sizes stock!
    Really? I had a tough time finding any decent selection of 27" tires.

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    http://www.bikepartsusa.com/bikepart.../wheel-27_inch

    Two Weinmann 27X1-1/4 wheels with QR hubs for about $65, plus $30 for Panaracer Pasela tires. This place is pretty good for tires, Harris has a few, etc.

    The reason I actually looked this stuff up was that I honestly didn't want to spend a crapload of money converting a free bike to 700c, and was trying to figure out whether or not I really wanted this thing.
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    1978 Raleigh Super Course
    1981 Schwinn LeTour
    1984 Nishiki Riviera GT
    1987 Nishiki Modulus
    1988 Fuji Palisade
    1994 Univega Activa Trail (converted to drops)


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    wow thats a good price.

    THey don't list the hub spacing though

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