Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    1986 Nishiki Prestige

    I just bought a Nishiki Prestige and while it is in pretty decent shape right now I am planning on putting a lot of miles on it. When parts of the Suntour alpha-5000 12-speed transmission start to wear out what will be my options for replacement?

  2. #2
    Senior Member texastwister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    331
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nishiki's are great bikes for sure,i have a 89 mountain bike i commute on..plus heres a roadbike i have my eye on ...from craigslist...i say go with (price) Shimano 600 compo..but if its a keeper you cannot beat CAMPAGNOLO.$$$$$..be sure to post some pictures!,GOOD LUCK..
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by texastwister; 07-12-09 at 03:53 PM.

  3. #3
    Senior Member RobbieTunes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    14,475
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Is there some reaon you think they'll wear out before you do? They can handle a lot of miles. Other than RD pulleys and chain rings, I'd think you were good to go.
    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻
    You will not believe how fast I used to be...

    1979 Centurion Semi Pro
    1982 Lotus Classique
    1985 Cinelli Equipe Centurion
    1985 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra
    1987 D'Arienzo (Basso)
    1995 Hot Tubes TT
    1995 Trek OCLV 5500
    1997 Kestrel 200SCi
    1998 Kestrel KM 40 Airfoil
    2004 Quintana Roo Kilo
    2006 Cinelli XLR8R-2
    2013 Eddy Merckx EMX-3

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Laurinburg, NC
    My Bikes
    '12 Focus Culebro '97 Raleigh R700 '92 Paramount Series 5
    Posts
    559
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dfminc View Post
    When parts of the Suntour alpha-5000 12-speed transmission start to wear out what will be my options for replacement?
    I like Suntour GPX stuff. Love it, actually. You can find plenty of parts on ebay.

  5. #5
    Senior Member RobbieTunes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    14,475
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
    I like Suntour GPX stuff. Love it, actually. You can find plenty of parts on ebay.
    +1 if you need to replace stuff. GPX is really nice, great calipers.
    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻
    You will not believe how fast I used to be...

    1979 Centurion Semi Pro
    1982 Lotus Classique
    1985 Cinelli Equipe Centurion
    1985 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra
    1987 D'Arienzo (Basso)
    1995 Hot Tubes TT
    1995 Trek OCLV 5500
    1997 Kestrel 200SCi
    1998 Kestrel KM 40 Airfoil
    2004 Quintana Roo Kilo
    2006 Cinelli XLR8R-2
    2013 Eddy Merckx EMX-3

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Its good to hear people have faith in the equipment's longevity. I don't have any reason to think it will wear out and honestly, it fits my needs and I like it, so I hope it lasts quite some time. I've done a little more research into compatibility and this is what I gather:

    The rear cassette and chain will the first things to wear out. Modern cassettes are wider as they have more gears, so it would be necessary to replace the cassette, freewheel, wheel, rear derailleur, and rear shifter as a unit if I could fit a new wider set up back there.

    I would appreciate some feedback as to the veracity of my beliefs. Thanks for all the help so far everyone!

  7. #7
    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
    My Bikes
    1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
    Posts
    13,796
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You can buy straight replacements though that would not require changing the RD.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Where can you get straight replacement parts for something so old?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •