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    is drunk again KingFoo's Avatar
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    The wife and I were babysitting at a friend's house. I was locking all the doors after putting the kiddies to bed, and while in the garage, I spy an old road bike leaning up in the corner. I pull it out and wipe off the cobwebs.

    Its a mid-eighties Nishiki Century, judging by the paint scheme. Its a white frame with a "Nishiki performance equipe" decal. There is a "4130 CR-MO seat tube" decal and two on the front fork that say "1020 Hi Tensile steel".

    It's got Suntour stuff on it, but it would make a great fixie, with it's frame (just my size) and horiz dropouts. The owner is out of town until Tuesday, maybe he'll throw in the bike in exchange for the babysit/housesit we're doing...

    Sorry for the long post, I'm just excited about this lucky find... could be my first fixed-gear project bike.
    ...wish I had photos to show you... but really, should I be excited? Is this a good frame? I don't really know anything about it...
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    if it fits you it'll work right? i mean its not a valuable frame, but it is valuable if it fits and you enjoy to ride it.

    i got a nishiki 4130 bike from the thrift store for $40, so that might tell you something. right now its being built up as a singlespeed cyclocross bike here: www.bikeproductsreview.com.istemp.com

    dont sound too excited when u ask the guy for it cause then he might think he has some ultra rare expensive bike in his garage and not want to give it away.

    good luck
    jeremyb

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    It's not a bad frame. 4130 is decent cromoly steel, 10-20 isn't anything special though. Basically it sounds like a entry level bike that isn't department store quality. It's not worth a lot, but if these folks are your friends maybe it's just the right price for watching over the pups and den.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyb
    dont sound too excited when u ask the guy for it cause then he might think he has some ultra rare expensive bike in his garage and not want to give it away.

    good luck
    jeremyb
    Good advice - I'd add that you should tell him that you're planning on stripping everything off of it to build the fixie. Maybe mention that the components aren't all that great, etc...

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    is drunk again KingFoo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyb
    <snip>i got a nishiki 4130 bike from the thrift store<snip>

    I liked your 'conversion chronicle'... good tool information (I'll need it!) Good luck to you, too

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingFoo
    The wife and I were babysitting at a friend's house. I was locking all the doors after putting the kiddies to bed, and while in the garage, I spy an old road bike leaning up in the corner. I pull it out and wipe off the cobwebs.

    Its a mid-eighties Nishiki Century, judging by the paint scheme. Its a white frame with a "Nishiki performance equipe" decal. There is a "4130 CR-MO seat tube" decal and two on the front fork that say "1020 Hi Tensile steel".

    It's got Suntour stuff on it, but it would make a great fixie, with it's frame (just my size) and horiz dropouts. The owner is out of town until Tuesday, maybe he'll throw in the bike in exchange for the babysit/housesit we're doing...

    Sorry for the long post, I'm just excited about this lucky find... could be my first fixed-gear project bike.
    ...wish I had photos to show you... but really, should I be excited? Is this a good frame? I don't really know anything about it...
    You call that a long post? What, are you on dial up?

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    is drunk again KingFoo's Avatar
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    LOL, just felt I was blah blah blahing about nothing...
    "posters' remorse", you could call it...

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