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    Niji Bikes?

    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.

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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by freshnfunk View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by rideau View Post
    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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    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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