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Nishiki Road Bike

Old 07-23-10, 03:48 PM
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Nishiki Road Bike

https://i729.photobucket.com/albums/w...l/DSCF9366.jpg

Mint condition tuned.

What do you guys think of it going for 200?
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Old 07-23-10, 04:19 PM
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I think that might be the model I rode in high school. Nice bike, but entry level in 1980. It probably retailed for about $150 to $175 back then.

If truly in mint condition, it might be worth $100 or so, or at least that is all I would pay for it. If it needed work, which practically all bikes of this era do, $25 to $60 would be more like it.
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Old 07-23-10, 05:22 PM
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Claw rear derailleur hanger, stem shifters, turkey levers, typical entry level bike from that era. Are the rims aluminum or steel?

XS frame size a big plus.

$200 price is ridiculous.

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Old 07-23-10, 06:13 PM
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I have actually had a couple of people ask me to find them a bike with stem shifters because it's just what they want. I think I could sell that for $150 in SoCal with how clean it is. Most likely to a very petite college woman.
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Old 07-24-10, 09:22 AM
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I wouldn't pay more than $60 for it. The seller is asking waaay to much for an entry level bike.
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Old 07-24-10, 09:45 AM
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I wouldn't pay more than $60 for it. The seller is asking waaay to much for an entry level bike.
In SoCal, $150. elsewhere? This is a notch above the base model which at the time was the Sport.
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Old 07-24-10, 09:59 AM
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A friend sold a considerably rougher looking example for $75 in less than two hours on CL. Portland goes kinda cuckoo for lugged steel, however.

Dude says some folks around here will pay $100 for just that frame/fork/BB/HS
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Old 07-24-10, 11:28 AM
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Yes, given the small size, I think it could bring $100 to $125 around here. If it has alloy rims, a little more. Small riders looking for anything vintage in a small size have very limited choices. And your market is probably hotter, so add some premium on top of that.
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Old 07-24-10, 09:24 PM
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$100 is a good estimate. Sold this one for $100 ( pretty much the same bike - also in a small size) :

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