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Nishiki 10 Spd im thinking of buying is it worth?

Old 05-11-17, 06:38 PM
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Nishiki 10 Spd im thinking of buying is it worth?

So I am thinking of purchasing this Nishiki because i've heard good things about the bikes and I only need something to get me to and from work however it is 240$ is this a reasonable price?

unfortunately I can't post URL's however this is the description:
Great Condition bicycle!
Japanese Road Bike. 10 Speed Vintage Model
26" wheels, 22" frame size
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Old 05-11-17, 06:50 PM
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Tells us nothing.

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Nishiki made everything from entry level bikes to very high end. We need photos.
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OP do what DF says about posting and making friends to boost your number count.
Post some pics for a better evaluation...if you miss this one don't sweat it, there will be others.
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Pic Assist. $240 CAD is currently $175 USD.
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I wouldn't pay $240 for that. That is a little less than it was brand new. Not 26" wheels either, which is a good thing for this frame. In Toronto you might get $200 but I think $150 is what I would pay. (All in Canadian dollars)

Hopefully @randyjawa will chime in as he is very good with bikes in Canada and what its worth.
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Old 05-12-17, 03:27 AM
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If you are seeking a vintage road bicycle for commuting purposes, the Nishiki would be OK, but the price might not reflect true value where you live. And where you live has a lot to do with the value of an old road bicycle. If in Vancouver, that would be a fair price providing that the bike is in good condition and ready to ride. In Thunder Bay, where I live, a seller would be lucky to get $100.00 CND for the Nishiki. And...

If you have to refurbish the Nishiki, think another hundred dollars Canadian, or there abouts. If you cannot do the refurbishment work yourself, add even more to your costs. That said...

If all you are interested in is basic transportation, to and from work, get a used mountain bike or hybrid, and something not too fancy. Too fancy = steal me just about anywhere, these days. You don't want to leave a bike unattended, be it locked or not, anywhere on a habitual basis, unless the area it is in is secure.

To that add that a used mountain bike is more durable than just about any old road bicycle. Most bicycle shops, these days, are better with used mountain bike repair than with vintage road bicycle repair.

Hope that is a help.
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Those are not 26" wheels, and that's a $100 bike at best.
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Those are not 26" wheels, and that's a $100 bike at best.
Vancouver is a very strong vintage bicycle market. As I said, $240.00 not an unfair asking price, if the bicycle is in good working order. I just took a bit of time to review the Vancouver market, and there are equally good, perhaps even better, deals but not much better.
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The subject bicycle is a circa 1983, Nishiki Rally, which was the bottom of the line Canadian market model,. This is a hi-tensile steel frame and if the wheels are OEM, which they appear to be, then the rims are also steel. Condition is only fair and I suspect the bicycle has not been overhauled in the past 34 years. I'd pass.
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Thanks for the information guys. I think im gonna let this slide as suggested. I really appreciate all the info, also thanks CB400Bill for providing a picture
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