Hello! My name's Ibarra, 16 from the bay area. I've had this nishiki international for about 2 1/2 year now. I did some small research when I first got the bike to figure out it was a 83 but thats the farthest I got. When I got the bike It had on suntour cyclone deraileurs, suntour downtube shifters (The ones that had a detatchable mount that actually bolted unto the downtube instead of the shifters attatching directly to the downtube), some 27" araya wheels, dia compe 500 brakes, dia compe brake levers and sugino gs cranks.
I rode the bike for about a year and replaced all the cables, re-packed the hubs, got some tektro brake levers with comfy rubber hoods, and koolstop salmons. There came a point when something didn't feel right with the bike and I took it to a shop, it turned out that something inside the rear hub came loose. So I decided to start a 700c conversion on it. I had the bike for a week but made a stupid mistake of not tightening the rear skewer enough and while climbing out of the saddle, the wheel popped out and bent it irreversably out of true.
Ever since its been sitting in my room due to a fixie which i've had for a year that had taken it's place out of necessity (I commute to school which is a 14mi round trip).
Well for a while I've been wanting to re-build the bike into a nice comfy tourer/city bike. My question is, Is the frame worth rebuilding and putting some fresh-er components/ better wheelset on? I was thinking an old-er shimano 600 or dura-ace 6600 components. Hopefully while still maintaining the downtube shifting system.
Back when it was still running
If possible could you give me some info from this code? I remember finding some stuff
about it a while back. KC35904
I was wondering if this was of any significance? The handcrafted thing.
So yeah, I was just wondering if it's worth rebuilding or should I look for a newer bike to use as a base. Also I would if possible like to know if there's anything significant about the frame itself. Thank you
Holy crap. I just realized I posted this in the wrong area. Sorry