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Old 11-18-08, 12:15 AM   #1
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Niji Bikes?

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So I'm just really curious about niji bikes. I haven't been able to find anything at all about them online. The reason is that I just built a single speed out of a niji frame and I'm just curious about the frame's history or at least what the bike company was about.
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Old 11-18-08, 07:52 AM   #2
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Google can't find Niji.
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Fuji perhaps? Or Nishiki? Or maybe Fuji and Nishiki had a love-child?
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Old 11-18-08, 05:26 PM   #4
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I know right, it's not as though I haven't looked, but I really can't find anything. And it's definitely just Niji, the name is on the bike in two or three different places. It would be cool if it was a fuji nishiki hybrid tho.
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Old 11-02-09, 06:16 PM   #5
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I'm a bit late in this post, but i also have a NIJI bike, it's a Concorde model. I think it is from the 1990's and it's made in Canada. I already strip the bike for a paint job, but i think it was right "1081 steel tubing" on it. Low end bike!? Maybe... but nice looking bike, nice frame shape and tubes finish! I have no idea what was the hardware on it, the crack was replace by a peugeot and there is no brand on brake calipers and levers...

I also will build a "fixed" track style with it. It's waiting for new paint!

I will post some pictures soon, so perhaps somebody else will try to find some infos about NIJI bikes and find this post!

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i had two NIJI bikes in my life first one was a 1983 chrome BMX and the second one was a light green touring bicycle with shimano 600. They where bought at the time at a RO-NA store near quebec city (Quincaillerie Durand). This hardware store had a sport banner called "Podium Sport" and they were an autorised dealer. I wish i could find my BMX back. was so cool with the nice tubing shapes. i loved it.
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Hi,
So I'm just really curious about niji bikes. I haven't been able to find anything at all about them online. The reason is that I just built a single speed out of a niji frame and I'm just curious about the frame's history or at least what the bike company was about.
I am bringing this back up cause i saw a Niji bike for sale and couldn't find any info about Niji bike.
So if anyone now know a little bit about those bike, let me know.

This is the bike in question.

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I am bringing this back up cause i saw a Niji bike for sale and couldn't find any info about Niji bike.
So if anyone now know a little bit about those bike, let me know.

This is the bike in question.

If you saw one for sale, you probably have more knowledge them and could have taken a better photo.
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What?
It's not my bike, i can't take better pictures.
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My first mountain bike was a Niji Brousse, bought in Montreal Canada at the end of 1991. I have tried to get more info on the brand without much luck. All I remember it was a Norco sub brand along with others.maybe lower end sold in non specialty shops mainly and probably mostly in Quebec or Eastern Canadian States.
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When I'm looking at used bikes and see a name that Google cant find, or cant find much info on, I just go by the components. That generally tells you all you need to know - low end, mid level, or high end. That Niji brand sounds like dept store stuff, prolly why there's little info around on it...
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About all I could find about Niji bikes were that they were made in Japan, and apparently sold in Canada. May have been a house brand for a shop or chain.

The alloy 1081 would be plain carbon steel with the "81" indicating .81% carbon, possibly for more stiffness?
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I joined this forum specifically to answer what I know about the Niji Bikes.
I ALSO have a niji bike. It's an old beater from the 90s I think. At one point I guess it was a good bike.
Shifter is shinamo of sorts. Two gas throttle like buttons on the right handle bar. Shift up / shift down. (Two thumb throttle buttons, like a 4 wheeler, but 4 wheelers only have one.)
The shifter on the left handle bar is a plain selector for Hi-Med-Low.
It is a 15 or 18 or 21 speed bike. (Only noticed it had 3 sprockets near the front.
It was ALSO purchased from Podium Sport. (In Maniwaki, Quebec) Therefore I think it was a house brand.

It is in OK shape, but I am looking for a city cruiser only. I only used it because it was free from the back of my dads garage.

I rod it to work this morning (Downtown Ottawa).

Any other information you need?
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Serial number?
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Odd this coming up now, there is a Niji bike on the buy and sell in Ottawa, not too far from Montreal.
Looks like a typical bike boom bike.



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So, they CLAIM, it was made in Canada... But that weird writing on the frame looks half 80s beach bum style, and half Japanese.
Also did not find a serial number anywhere. I think it might have been where the "Made in Canada" sticker was ?!?
Notice the Podium sticker. Shinamo 100 I think. Chain hasn't been oiled since the 90s... It was a tedious ride in this morning.
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