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Nishiki Professional Valuation

Old 06-10-11, 09:46 PM
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Nishiki Professional Valuation

I have a Nishiki Professional that I don't know much about but would like to sell. Can you please give me some guidance on what to list it for? I don't know what year it is, and lack the knowledge to submit specs, but need to have some idea of what I have. Brakes are working, needs a new chain, has a flat tire, and the frame is a little rusted out.

UPDATE: I added more detailed pics to my album: https://picasaweb.google.com/BrianDa...eat=directlink

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Old 06-10-11, 11:23 PM
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Could you post a couple of pictures or something? The Nishiki Pro was generally a decent machine, but with so little information, any valuation statement would be a shot in the dark.
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Old 06-11-11, 03:34 AM
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Thanks for responding.

Originally Posted by Zumkopf View Post
Could you post a couple of pictures or something? The Nishiki Pro was generally a decent machine, but with so little information, any valuation statement would be a shot in the dark.
I had hoped to post some pics but had trouble. I have posted them here: https://picasaweb.google.com/BrianDa...eat=directlink

Thanks a lot for your help. If these pics don't tell the complete story, I can snap some more.
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Old 06-11-11, 03:47 AM
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from the pictures, much less than 100. it's a project bike that might sell for 100-200 if it were cleaned up and fully restored.
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Old 06-11-11, 04:04 AM
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Asking price is too high(even for your town). Needs a lot of work. I'm thinking $50.
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Too bad condition is so poor. It will take a special buyer, most people would run from that bike. "Frame is a little rusted out", thats like kind of pregnant. Rust is the enemy of steel frame bikes. Treating some rust is possible, but a significant undertaking. Serious rust? Forget it, at that point, the rust wins. I don't see serious rust on that bike, but the pictures aren't very good, and do not cover the entire bike.

$50, maybe $75, depending on condition of some of the components. Make sure that seat post is not stuck, this bike is a candidate for the seat post and stem are stuck school.
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Old 06-11-11, 05:25 AM
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I agree the right person....the frame/paint looks fine. Rusted bits are workable. This bike came with a nice crank, track-like bi silk fork and the coveted ratchet suntour barends. Oh, and the gran compe 21cm stem. Parting it out may bring you more $$$. But that would be a shame. Recently saw one on Dallas cl (check the eval posts) going for 450 beans! (all cleaned up of course) I don't think I could ever part with mine.
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Old 06-11-11, 09:42 AM
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I agree that bikes needs a little TLC and ton of elbow grease. I don't think parting out is a good option because the parts really need to be cleaned up. I hate buying dirty parts.
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It is a project. The non drive side photo does not help. These had decent rims, a good component set, half step gearing and of course the twin plate round fork blade front end. Even with the dead looking chain, it could find a home for $150. but it would take a while... this is one of those bikes that needs saving from single speed conversion, they had higher bottom brackets than European bikes of the time, in rattle can satin black, most of the components sold off it would make a decent fixed, and with a cool fork, for little out of pocket or small profit exclusive of time.
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Old 06-11-11, 01:40 PM
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I'd try to get $100 for it.

The rust really hurts. Still, it's a good project bike for somebody, and I would think the frame makes it worth that much. Heck, *I'd* give you $100 for it. Now, if you were willing to put on a new chain, take off that water bottle, take off all the rust (gently!), replace the tires/tubes and brake pads, overhaul all the bearings, brakes and derailleurs, and clean it up a lot, you could probably get quite a bit more, maybe $200 to $400, depending on how nicely it cleans up. But that's quite a bit of work, and if you have to pay someone else to do it, it doesn't add up if you intend to sell.
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Originally Posted by Zumkopf View Post
The rust really hurts. Still, it's a good project bike for somebody, and I would think the frame makes it worth that much. Heck, *I'd* give you $100 for it. Now, if you were willing to put on a new chain, take off that water bottle, take off all the rust (gently!), replace the tires/tubes and brake pads, overhaul all the bearings, brakes and derailleurs, and clean it up a lot, you could probably get quite a bit more, maybe $200 to $400, depending on how nicely it cleans up. But that's quite a bit of work, and if you have to pay someone else to do it, it doesn't add up if you intend to sell.
If it has the original wheels, and the rear could well be then it has Ukai plastic filled tubular rims. If they are matching and free of dents are worth some by themselves. The rear really appears to be a tubular tire, the front might well be.
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Old 06-12-11, 06:28 AM
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Wow! Thanks for your help!

Hey guys and gals,

Thanks a lot for your input. You're smart I wish I would have had better pics for you but you have certainly given me a good idea of what level to start asking at...

I have added some pics to my album, which are much more detailed: https://picasaweb.google.com/BrianDa...eat=directlink

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Old 06-12-11, 06:53 AM
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I added some detailed pics to my album: https://picasaweb.google.com/BrianDa...eat=directlink
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What asking price?
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As-is, $20-$50. Restored, $200 +/-; more if you can get the rust off and shine it up well.
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