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1986 Nishiki Tri-a

Old 08-28-12, 03:38 PM
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1986 Nishiki Tri-a

Hi,

I saw a person selling 1986 Nishiki Tri-A road bike for $375 with all shimano 600 components. Could anybody give me a insight about the price range?

Thanks,
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Old 08-29-12, 02:33 AM
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Hello welcome to the forums. The value of a bike depends alot on the condition and location. IIRC this is an Aluminum frame? the price may be OK if the bike is in pristine condition. Personally I think sight unseen $250 may be a better deal.

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My issue with that bike would be the gearing. I have a similar era racing bike and my racing bike has a 12-21 7 speed freewheel and 52/42 chainrings on the crankset. My trouble is riding that bike on steep hills. I am not a racer, and I am much more comfortable on a bike with wider gearing.
So if you are not too sophisticated and dont already know about gearing issues, you might buy that bike and then realize the gearing doesnt fit your needs. Then youd have to not only change the freewheel but also might need new deraillers front and back, and possibly a new crankset (because it may not accept a chainring smaller than 42.)

I looked at a bike same brand/model you state. I believe it is a nice steel frame. I dont think the price is that high. In the Los Angeles area the price for one in good shape might typically be $275-300. I think $375 is a little high but it would probably sell for $375 or close to it if the buyer held out and the condition was really nice.

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Old 08-29-12, 04:54 PM
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It's a bit high. 225-300 in an average to good bike market depending on condition. Great bike.
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