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Ballpark value: '85 (?) Nishiki Continental frame/fork

Old 11-04-15, 03:04 PM
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Ballpark value: '85 (?) Nishiki Continental frame/fork

Someone in another nearby city has a Nishiki Continental frame and fork (plus some other various parts, but not a whole bike and it is not assembled) that I am considering.

Based on photos, the condition looks decent. Paint is pretty good. Seller says it is rust-proofed inside.

What do you think is a ballpark value for a frameset of this type? I am not looking to low-ball in order to flip... just to find a fair price, as I will build this out myself for future use. I've enjoyed repairing my lower-end Miyata touring bike this summer, and this would be a slightly nicer long-term project.

I'm new to buying bikes that aren't ready to ride, so input on how to approach coming up with an offer is much appreciated. It's far enough away that I can't justify a trip to go check it out without seeing if we're in the same neighbourhood, price-wise, first.


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Old 11-04-15, 03:27 PM
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Oh! And I'll add some photos when I get home... surely that's much more interesting than just text.
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Old 11-05-15, 09:10 AM
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Updated with images of the frame, tubing decal, and cranks.
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Old 11-05-15, 09:26 AM
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Comparison bike. I'd say $150... NISHIKI mens tourer
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Old 11-05-15, 09:30 AM
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Thanks, curbtender.

I should add, there's a Suntour rear derailleur and gran compe canti brakes included as well.
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With the extra bits and pieces I would say $175 is about it value wise. This is a real nice sports touring frame set with canti's but $150-200 is pretty much the high end for a mid level Japanese frame set from the 80's.
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Old 11-10-15, 03:36 PM
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Thanks for your help, folks - naturally, I bought it. Plenty of questions sure to come in relation to this build down the road.
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Questions re your bike

Hi Onshi, I'm in Waterloo and have recently purchased a similar bike complete , considering rebuild or resale. Yours looked VERY clean in photos. How did you make out and would you mind sharing your VIn. I have CF0518, sold by Brauns in Kitchener.
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