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1970s Nishiki cresta

Old 08-28-14, 04:11 PM
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1970s Nishiki cresta

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I have a 1980s Nishiki Cresta. its not the GT but I cant find it anywhere on any forum, I don't know if that's good or bad. I wanna see if its worth anything or not. its near mint cond, and has been taken good care of and I believe it all original. please if u have any info id appreciate it


oh and it says hand crafted by kawamura

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Old 08-28-14, 04:45 PM
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The Nishiki whatever I purchased in approximately '85 for $350 approx was well built and appropriately priced. Just my .02.
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Old 08-28-14, 04:50 PM
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do u think that the fact it has the kawamura will effect the value. ik the late 80's gt verison can be worth over 1500 $
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Pictures needed-no way to assess without.....
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Old 08-28-14, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by billebong222
do u think that the fact it has the kawamura will effect the value. ik the late 80's gt verison can be worth over 1500 $
I'm sorry but your bike is way outta' my league.
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Old 08-28-14, 05:00 PM
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I can take pics later, im really trying to get an idea of its value because I need to sell it to help pay for school. if I post pics can u give me an accurate assestment?
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Isn't that why you're here? If u do some research=cresta wasn't high on the food chain. BUT condition is everything as well. Japanese bike by a respected japanese maker....pics a must
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Your location needed as well=markets differ
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The Cresta's for the most part where lower mid level a light touring/sports. The hand made Kawamura doesn't mean much since the majority of vintage Nishiki road bikes have Kawamura techenically hand made frames they where made in a Major production factory with some hand finishing. Nice condition these go for between $200-450 no where near $1500. Some detailed pics and component specs would help in firming up a price. Understand the high end is for for fully refurbished ready to ride bikes in a better market. As wrk1 points out preperation and presentation can effect value greatly. If you want to see some great examples of Nishikis just browse through the data base on this site and your see several great examples of your bike.

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