Join Date: Sep 2005
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Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
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I'd be looking at the Nishiki Semi Pro. That would be a better bike than the Raleigh Record. If it's the same guy, why not test ride both and see which one fits best?
Also, I don't think that these are overpriced for the Bay Area market. You'd want to make certain that the basics have been taken care of--if you'll need new cables, brake pads, stuff like that.
You might ask the seller if he is a BikeForums members. We have a lot of Classic & Vintage folks who live in the Bay Area, and they might give you a slight discount for being a member.
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