Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

Nishiki Comp value ?

Old 05-25-20, 03:15 PM
  #1  
EzRide08
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nishiki Comp value ?

Recently ran across a vintage Nishiki anyone know the value ?

Serial number KS 347159
EzRide08 is offline  
Old 05-25-20, 11:07 PM
  #2  
Insidious C. 
Crash Test Dummy
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,230

Bikes: One of everything and three of everything French

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 304 Post(s)
Liked 139 Times in 86 Posts
pic assist

__________________
I.C.
Insidious C. is online now  
Old 05-26-20, 07:07 AM
  #3  
randyjawa 
Senior Member
 
randyjawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Posts: 10,451

Bikes: 1958 Rabeneick 120D, 1968 Legnano Gran Premio, 196? Torpado Professional, 2000 Marinoni Piuma

Mentioned: 179 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 983 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 658 Times in 417 Posts
Without knowing where you live (market strengths vary greatly in different areas/cities), it is difficult to properly appraise a bicycle. That said, the bike is for a small person and a little warning, before an evaluation...

Be careful with pushing the steering stem too far into the head tube. Too far, and the stem wedge will bottom out, in the head tube, and possibly make the stem extremely difficult to remove. Anyway...

The Nishiki is a nice bike, upper entry level in my opinion, and offers acceptable ride quality. Were I selling one, in good condition and in my size (size does matter in evaluating vintage road bicycles) I would hope to get $150 to $200 for the bike. However, the bike is not my size and is quite small, decreasing the number of potential buyers, hence worth a bit less.

Hope that is a bit helpful and please keep in mind that most, if not all, appraisals here are, pretty much, educated guesses.
__________________
"98% of the bikes I buy are projects".
randyjawa is offline  
Old 05-26-20, 07:10 AM
  #4  
ramzilla
Senior Member
 
ramzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Fernandina Beach FL
Posts: 3,449

Bikes: Vintage Japanese Bicycles, Tange, Ishiwata, Kuwahara

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 674 Post(s)
Liked 248 Times in 197 Posts
It's a small one. So, make sure it fits you before buying. Test ride not possible since front tire is missing. I would guess 70's vintage because of the center pull brakes and, brake cable clamps on top tube. Non-aero brakes w/ turkey levers. Very nice relaxed touring geometry. Has extra threaded eyelets for racks & fenders. Would make a great bike to convert into a "city bike" with upright handlebars. To me it would all depend on how well the wheels spin. (A new set of 27" wheels, tubes &, tires for that bike will cost at least $225). That bike would be a good deal for a buyer at $50. A seller would be lucky to get $100 for it. Be good. Have fun.
ramzilla is offline  
Old 05-26-20, 10:03 AM
  #5  
EzRide08
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by ramzilla View Post
It's a small one. So, make sure it fits you before buying. Test ride not possible since front tire is missing. I would guess 70's vintage because of the center pull brakes and, brake cable clamps on top tube. Non-aero brakes w/ turkey levers. Very nice relaxed touring geometry. Has extra threaded eyelets for racks & fenders. Would make a great bike to convert into a "city bike" with upright handlebars. To me it would all depend on how well the wheels spin. (A new set of 27" wheels, tubes &, tires for that bike will cost at least $225). That bike would be a good deal for a buyer at $50. A seller would be lucky to get $100 for it. Be good. Have fun.
Thanks much so much ! How much would it cost to convert into a “city bike” ?
EzRide08 is offline  
Old 05-26-20, 11:18 AM
  #6  
ramzilla
Senior Member
 
ramzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Fernandina Beach FL
Posts: 3,449

Bikes: Vintage Japanese Bicycles, Tange, Ishiwata, Kuwahara

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 674 Post(s)
Liked 248 Times in 197 Posts
Originally Posted by EzRide08 View Post
Thanks much so much ! How much would it cost to convert into a “city bike” ?
Here's a conversion of a similar bike.


It's not too complicated. But requires a lot of new parts & special tools. Handlebars, upright stem, brake levers, shift levers, grips, all new cables, all those items will run you around $125 if you order them cheap on ebay. Then, you have to figure out how to install it. Add about $100 more for tires, tubes, rim strips, chain, brake pads, grease & new ball bearings. That's just for cheap parts. You have to figure out the tools & labor.
ramzilla is offline  
Old 05-26-20, 11:20 AM
  #7  
ramzilla
Senior Member
 
ramzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Fernandina Beach FL
Posts: 3,449

Bikes: Vintage Japanese Bicycles, Tange, Ishiwata, Kuwahara

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 674 Post(s)
Liked 248 Times in 197 Posts
Another one with a rack on back.

ramzilla is offline  
Old 05-26-20, 11:30 AM
  #8  
ramzilla
Senior Member
 
ramzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Fernandina Beach FL
Posts: 3,449

Bikes: Vintage Japanese Bicycles, Tange, Ishiwata, Kuwahara

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 674 Post(s)
Liked 248 Times in 197 Posts
Here's an old Nishiki Olympic that I powdercoated & converted with 7 speed STI trigger shifters.





Don't ask me how much I spent on this one. It was a $ lot $.
ramzilla is offline  
Old 05-27-20, 08:12 PM
  #9  
ramzilla
Senior Member
 
ramzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Fernandina Beach FL
Posts: 3,449

Bikes: Vintage Japanese Bicycles, Tange, Ishiwata, Kuwahara

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 674 Post(s)
Liked 248 Times in 197 Posts
be good.............. have fun !!!!!!!!!!!!
ramzilla is offline  
Old 05-28-20, 04:59 AM
  #10  
T-Mar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 20,644
Mentioned: 557 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3669 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1,085 Times in 809 Posts
The subject bicycle is a mid-1970s Nishiki Competition. It was a nice bicycle in it's day but has fairly narrow range gearing for city bicycle use. Given the labour and cost of conversion, I'd just seek a 1990s hybrid. For the same or less end cost, you'll get a purpose built bicycle with more features.
T-Mar is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.