Found a huge black bike out at the curb today. Nishiki Marina-12 (naturally I can't find any reference to this model on google or e-bay). I'm not certain of the age, but the serial is G0482 - which I'm guessing makes it a 1982.
At this point, I'm undecided about whether to clean it up and sell it, or part it out, but the components seem a little nicer than what I have on a couple of my keepers. It's somewhere between 25"-26" (Chrome Molybdenum - but I don't see an indication of a "name" tubemaker), and there's no way I can even mount this beast. There are a couple spots wherethere is very minor peeling of the paint, but overall it looks to be in good shape. I'll have to get all my horsies groomed and lined up for family pictures tomorrow.
The components are:
Dia Compe brakes
Sun Tour 7 derailleur - F
Sun Tour AR derailleur - R
Sun Tour stem shifters
Mallard alloy hubs
NISI (Cerchi) 27" x 1-1/8 alloy rims
Sun Tour GT dropouts
It was dark and cold when I got it home, and the wife would freak if I brought it inside to examine it more closely.
If anyone has info on how to confirm the date on this horse, or has any insight on where tis fits into the Nishiki pecking order, I'm primed for education.