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Old 05-22-13, 09:59 PM
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what is it?

i saw this guy on ebay and its really tickling my fancy, except even the seller doesnt know what it is.

"U" headbadge and what looks like uimra, or ulmra decals on the dt and something else i cant read on the tt












any ideas?

worth $175?
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Old 05-23-13, 10:19 AM
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Lotta cool stuff going on with that bike. Barcons, biplane fork, and are those lugs chrome or polished stainless? Six-speed freewheel and drillium Sugino crank as well as the Vx RD all point to early or mid 1980s, I think.

I don't know what it is, but I'd have paid $175 if it's fairly light. Any sticker indicating what the tubing is?
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Old 05-23-13, 10:30 AM
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Ultima?
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Old 05-23-13, 10:33 AM
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listing says chromed lugs, no idea on the tubing though since its in illinois and im in nyc
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Old 05-23-13, 10:38 AM
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It looks 1970s, has some bits that look like a Nishiki. I have a Nishiki Competition with the same hubs, same stem, etc. This one looks like one model up.

Compe stem, Vx RD, Suntour bar cons, no bottle cage braze ons = 1970s. Rear wheel could be a replacement.

Fork does not look like Nishiki. TMar will probably know what it is.
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Old 05-23-13, 10:44 AM
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I notice that bike a couple of weeks ago on eBay as well... Seller is not providing much information. Just looking at the parts makes me think early-mid '80s. I was trying to decide if this is a repaint with some obscure name decals to throw off the bike thieves in an urban environment... Like taking a high-end Italian and putting Huffy stickers on it - don't laugh - some of the bike messengers in downtown Cleveland do stuff like that, and crappy rattle-can paintjobs, too!
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Old 05-23-13, 10:46 AM
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ya, seller claims its 70s but looking at his other items its the only bike related thing, and hes got a lot of randomness so i doubt he knows what hes talking about
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My guess is a Nishiki Pro. The components, lugs and fork crown are right.
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