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Nishiki " The Aero" Road bike value ??

Old 07-05-11, 09:57 AM
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Nishiki " The Aero" Road bike value ??

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I was wondering if anyone could give me a fair market value for my Aero bike with Shimano 600AX grouping dated 1982 . its in great shape and and is a 56 cm frame. here are some pics !
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Old 12-08-12, 11:14 PM
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Old 12-09-12, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by pinch1967 View Post
hey guy
I was wondering if anyone could give me a fair market value for my Aero bike with Shimano 600AX grouping dated 1982 . its in great shape and and is a 56 cm frame. here are some pics !
Interesting bike but not likely much value it is welded steel and some of the welding is pretty poor. The 600AX group and aereo make some think it may be a nice bike. At he end of the day this bike is Basically the same as a Huffy Aerowind with different label. I would say only $150 if its ready to ride all good.
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Old 12-09-12, 07:54 AM
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Strange bike. I don't see any reference to Nishiki anywhere other than the title of this thread. A Nishiki of that era with those components would have a built in Japan label, would have been lugged and had a Kawamura (sp) decal. IMHO, $150 might be high.
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The subject frame is fillet brazed, not welded, and that construction was required because of the non-round, aero tubeset. I've been tracking Nishiki for a number of years and this is the first time I've seen one. I also have the the Canadian Nishiki catalogs for 1981-1983, which were the only years 600AX was produced, and this model is not in the catalogs. While it could be a non-cataloged model, it could also be a non-Nishiki, Kawamura manufactured brand orr it might be another manufacturer altogether. The serial number may shed some light on the origin.

The fillets are not the best looking and the condition is only fair. Still, it's better than a Huffy and the OP is situated a couple hundred of miles from Canada's hottest bicycle market. I would put this about $200-$250.
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I'm a cheap guy, in an average market, and I would be all over that bike at the $200 to $250 price point. Much better than the Huffy, the Huffy came with crappy Adamas AX components, and weighed a ton. POS. I would not give $40 for the Huffy (passed on one at that price).

Its a niche bike, and that makes it hard to sell.
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I have picked up the Velo Sport Aero, an entry level bicycle that is quite similar, to the one presented by the OP. The Velo Sport had stamped drops.


Not too long ago, this Aero arrived, along with an additional 200+ bicycles from Fort Francis, Ontario...



...Sadly, the stays are bent, thanks to poor shipping practice..



...but the bicycle is, actually, not all that bad - far better than any Velo Sport Aero I have run across. I do hope to fix the stays and then check total frame alignment, with hopes of making the bike ride able again. But, even with that done, I have no intention of keeping the bicycle...
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Old 12-09-12, 06:15 PM
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I'd buy that bike in a second for $200.
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Agree on the $250-ish range. Aero era bikes are a nice niche collectable in the world of vintage bikes.
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