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Nishiki Professional-Campagnolo Nuovo Record Gruppo

Old 09-26-16, 08:31 PM
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Nishiki Professional-Campagnolo Nuovo Record Gruppo

This is a 1981-82 Nishiki Professional, it has been previously discussed in Bike Forums in threads in the “Vintage & Classic Forum” wherein there are detailed pictures of its original condition and the various things I have done, or had done, during the course of restoration of this bike.



Prior Posts:

Nishiki Professional with Campagnolo Nuvo Record Gruppo
Nishiki Professional-Restoration-Cleaning-Part-1
Nishiki Professional-Restoration- Cleaning-1(a)
Nishiki Professional-Restoration-Into the Red
Advice Request: Servicing Campagnolo Nuovo Record Friction Shifters???

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Other than its stem, handlebar, new chain and new 7 speed freewheel this bike is as it was specified when sold (modern tires and tubes of course). It has an all Campagnolo Nuovo Record gruppo, beautiful lugged double butted frame and other than two dents in its top tube and wear on one of the rear inside drop outs, from what may be the chain (it has happened again though not to the extent of when first found, so maybe only a 6 speed freewheel as it was specified for will fit, even though a 7 speed should?) In looking up the background on this bike, I found few examples to compare it to. It rides really nice with the 28cm tires it came with which I replaced. I found a fluted Campagnolo dual bolt seat post which matches as best I can the fluted seat post pictured in the Nishiki catalog for a Nishiki Professional with the same Campagnolo Nuovo Record components and paint scheme.



Given the above what would a reasonable value be for this bicycle?


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Some additional information:

New brake hoods, new bar tape and everything has been cleaned serviced, new cables, brake pads, both hubs and bottom bracket bearings greased and adjusted. The plastic cover inside the bottom bracket for the pedal spindle has a crack in one end which after cleaning I aligned back together and taped with duck tape. Frame has been treated with Frame Saver. Professional decal on one side is missing half of the decal, the other decal is there but not perfect, but most decals are intact with some damage, head tube decal intact but faded.
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Need to see the dents on TT
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$500 and that's mostly for the group.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Need to see the dents on TT
No offense to the OP or Nishiki fans but its a Nishiki, the dent(s) don't matter much.

Nobody cares about a small quarter panel dent on a Chevy.

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Old 09-27-16, 09:56 AM
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Since a complete Campy Record Gruppo can sell for more than $700, I'm not too clear on how one would arrive at a $500 value for this bike.
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Based on the recent sale prices I have seen for none Italian framsets with Nouvo Record stuff I would say $600-700. The market seems to be a bit down right now for bikes like these there are several similar level bikes that have sold recently for under $500 on ebay and complete used nouvo record groups seem to go for $300-400.
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Originally Posted by 41roadmaster View Post
Since a complete Campy Record Gruppo can sell for more than $700, I'm not too clear on how one would arrive at a $500 value for this bike.


Show of hands...who would pay more than $500? IMHO as prices level out and drop people are paying less and less to help protect their investment. What's that stock market saying, "sell on the way down, buy on the way up"?
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Since a complete Campy Record Gruppo can sell for more than $700, I'm not too clear on how one would arrive at a $500 value for this bike.
Stick around, watch ebay and you will change your assessment.
I have bought $500. full Campagnolo bikes at competitive auction and classifieds.
If the frame of the bike has no clamor to own, this is the market now.
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What's with the rear shift lever? Looks like it's on backwards. I would agree with the $500 - $600 price range. IMO, you'll need a more period approbate saddle, lower the stem and change out the splash bar tape to get top dollar.

It's a nice, quality frame with top level components but Nishiki is not a marque that a lot of people are clamoring for. People are also going to assume abuse when they see the dents in the top tube and bid taking that into consideration. The dents don't look serious and could be ironed out, filled and repainted but I'm not sure it would be worth it if you plan on selling it.
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Thanks all for input. As to seat and pedals they will be removed. The reason is simple everyone has their own notion on what is a comfortable seat even of vintage make and the same is true as to pedals though with far less choices than seats.
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Thanks all for input. As to seat and pedals they will be removed. The reason is simple everyone has their own notion on what is a comfortable seat even of vintage make and the same is true as to pedals though with far less choices than seats.

I agree. But when selling its best to get a bike as period correct as possible. It doesn't need a Brooks or Unicanitor just something more correct. As far as pedals go...your better off selling with no pedals versus pedals someone cant use. I've sold a lot of bikes with cheap double sided plastic pedals just so it could be test ridden.
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