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Nishiki 12 speed

Old 10-20-16, 07:39 AM
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Nishiki 12 speed

I'm new to cycling and am trying to find a bike that isn't too expensive that will work for me. Do any of you know what model this would be? The seller says that all it says is Nishiki, no model name.

I'm 5'11, does this seem like it's in the right ballpark for size? Anything you could tell me or advise me on is appreciated. The seller is asking $150.

Also, the seller said this is a low trail bike, is that accurate?

Thanks very much.
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Old 10-20-16, 09:38 AM
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Pretty bike, but it looks like a 52-53cm frame, probably too small for you. You should be looking for something around 58cm.
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Old 10-20-16, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Kobe View Post
Pretty bike, but it looks like a 52-53cm frame, probably too small for you. You should be looking for something around 58cm.

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Old 10-20-16, 02:29 PM
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Looks pretty clean and, has nice parts. $150 is probably reasonable for that. There's something going on with a loose cable running along the down tube. Also looks like a mid size bike. Maybe too small for a 5-11 rider. Bikes are usually sized in 2cm increments. At 5-11 you should be looking at 56, 58, 0r maybe even 60cm bikes.
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Old 10-20-16, 02:57 PM
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That is an especially good deal. I go by inseam or stand over. You should at least try it on for size.
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Old 10-20-16, 03:51 PM
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Not sure of axact model this bike looks to be a mid level model from 83/84 it is a very good deal for the price.Nicely lugged frame likely Tange 1 or 2 what looks to be a full Cyclone groupo some of the nicest parts from around this time and nice looking Araya red label wheels. I would say it would go for $250-300 in a lot of major markets. The extra loose cabling is for the computer speedometer a little sloppy but not a big deal, I would probably just take it off. As for size the bike looks to be about a 54cm frame so likely a bit to small for the OP.
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Old 10-21-16, 08:08 AM
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This appears to be a frankenbike but one with good parts. The crankset is mid-1980s Superbe Pro, while the front deriailleur is earlier Superbe and the rear derailleur is 1st generation Cyclone. Unfortunately, I can't positively identify the brakeset.

That style Nishiki logo was unique to 1985. We know it's not a Prestige because they used top mount shifters and had dual bottle bosses in 1985. It's also not a Tri-A because they used internal brake cable routing and dual bottle bosses in 1985. Finally, it's not an International as they used oversized tubes in 1985. The frame may be some lower model that's been overdressed. Regardless of the level of the frame and size issues, there is easily $150 worth of components. This may be a good subject for a purchase and putting the frame on https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...ound-game.html .
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It looks like a nice bike at a fair price to me. I'd guess it's size at 56cm... which could be right at your size. It never hurts to look these bikes over.
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Originally Posted by Kobe View Post
Pretty bike, but it looks like a 52-53cm frame, probably too small for you. You should be looking for something around 58cm.
+1 way too small
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