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What's it Worth: Vintage Nishiki, 62cm

Old 08-11-17, 07:11 PM
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What's it Worth: Vintage Nishiki, 62cm

This will be a beginner bike used primarily for commuting and semi-training/rehabbing my torn ACL.

Vintage Nishiki, 62cm, 2x8 speed, 700c x 35 wheel

Listed at $250 ("firm").
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Old 08-11-17, 07:44 PM
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An old rusty chain would indicate a lack of maintenance. It's over priced by a least a $100.
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Old 08-12-17, 08:41 AM
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Low-end components, cheap seat post, stem shifters, missing brake hoods, splotchy rust. I'd say it's worth about half what their firm price is, so pass.

Maybe they want to recoup some of their money on the newer wheels?
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Old 08-12-17, 12:18 PM
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It's all Exage so, somebody added the Suntour stem shifters. Exage is pretty good stuff. Wheels look like they match. It's a solid entry/mid level ride. Would be a good ride for somebody over 6'-1", 250 lb. A big boy bike. If you're a big pro-football plus size dude then, yeah it's probably worth checking out. I'd try to negotiate a lower price. It's going to need a few new parts.
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Old 08-16-17, 08:02 AM
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I'd pass at that price
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Old 08-16-17, 09:37 AM
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I would pass at that price also a bike like this may not the best choice for rehabbing. A cross type bike with more upright ridding position, with a triple front with indexing would seem to be a better option.
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Old 08-17-17, 10:25 AM
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The subject bicycle is a 1989 model. As noted, Exage Motion are decent components but this one has been converted from 7 to 8 speed using stem shifters and does not have the indexed shifting function. The wheels are also replacements and likely the justification for the asking price. For the price, you should be able to do better. However, the problem may be the availability of suitably sized frames, if you really need 62cm.
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