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'84 Nishiki Riviera

Old 01-06-11, 12:46 PM
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'84 Nishiki Riviera

Need some guesstimates on the current
value of this Nishiki. 21", full Dura Ace, sealed
bearing hubs, DB Tange, pretty nice condition
overall (see photos). I'm in NorCal, since
that seems to affect valuation.

Sadly, it is way too small for me, but I
knew that at purchase. It may go in a trade
in the next week or two.

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Stem shifters!!! You may want to put some DT shifters on it.

Isn't the Riviera supposed to be a tourer or sports tourer? If that is the case, I would think that you might be better off parting out the bike, but I will let TMar chime in. He would know far more than me.
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Stem shifters!!! You may want to put some DT shifters on it.

Isn't the Riviera supposed to be a tourer or sports tourer? If that is the case, I would think that you might be better off parting out the bike, but I will let TMar chime in. He would know far more than me.
Pretty much sport tourer geometry. I tried to make
myself part it out to build up a Centurion Ironman
frame I have (that was the original plan).

Couldn't do it. Seemed too much like murder.
I'm forced too seek out someone who can appreciate
the attractions of slacker angles and stabler geometry.

Call me a sentimentalist if you must, but so far
I just can't part it out. I'm sort of OK on what
stuff is and how to fix it, I just know Jack about
valuation.

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Is the DA original to the bike? I would have thought it would come with a more touring oriented group.
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Looks to be far from "full Dura-Ace". The only Dura-Ace I see are the derailleurs. The Riviera was an upper, entry level, sports touring model. I don't see much appeal in this bicycle. High end derailleurs matched to mid level wheelset, on an upper entry level frame with stem shifters, a crankset with a worn out chainring, worn chain and department store pedals just isn't going to attract very many customers. Any offers would probably cover the value of the wheelset and derailleurs plus a little extra.

As previously suggested, I'd part this out. It may seem like murder to the OP but this bicycle is so far from original, with such an eclectic mix of parts, that parting out could be considered a mercy killing.

BTW, it's a 1985 model. It may have been manufactured in late 1984 but those are definitely 1985 decals.
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+1 Lower end to mid grade bike with a splash or two of high end parts. If you want to sell it complete, I would replace the high end stuff with the period correct and model correct stuff, and sell it complete with those components. Not sure about that particular model, but the rest of the build might commonly have Suntour ARX or similar components. Really no where near full Dura Ace that I can see: Sugino crankset, Dia Compe brake calipers, Shimano 105 hubs, plastic Walmart type pedals, etc.
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Indeed, I have misspoke myself. On the other hand,
public correction is a great way to learn.

And this makes so much easier the sacrifice if I
do indeed decide to build the Ironman.

Still, it gives one pause:
I'm sort of OK on what stuff is and how to fix it
Thanks for the reality check.
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$150 to $175 around here, in clean, ready to ride condition. Just add the typical CA premium. Replace the DA stuff, as buyers who are interested in DA stuff would not be interested in this level bike. And in general, buyers looking for bikes at this level won't pay extra for the DA, so you end up donating it to the new owner.
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$150 to $175 around here, in clean, ready to ride condition. Just add the typical CA premium. Replace the DA stuff, as buyers who are interested in DA stuff would not be interested in this level bike. And in general, buyers looking for bikes at this level won't pay extra for the DA, so you end up donating it to the new owner.
Seems like a reasonable approach. You can see
why I don't do very much of this stuff.
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