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Nishiki Ultimate 25 Shimano 600, excellent condition

Old 02-22-21, 09:43 AM
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FS: Nishiki Ultimate 25 Shimano 600, excellent condition

This is a gorgeous Nishiki Ultimate with an almost complete original Shimano 600 groupset. The frame is in excellent condition with just some paint chips as youd expect on a 30+ year old bike.

Frame size is 25 ctt, or about 62cm ctc. Toptube is about 58.5cm.

Frame is double butted chromoly tubing with Campagnolo dropouts.

Components: Shimano 600. Exception is rear hub is Campagnolo.

All tuned up with new cloth handlebar tape installed. Everything works well.

Take a look at the photos to see the condition and ask me any questions.

$750 obo. Can ship via BikeFlights at buyers expense.

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Old 02-22-21, 10:44 AM
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Neat, Ive read about these only a few times- there were a couple of Nishiki's top offerings that werent in some catalogs apparently?
Was the lug lining original?...its an interesting pattern to see what edges are lined on lugs vs tubes.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Neat, Ive read about these only a few times- there were a couple of Nishiki's top offerings that werent in some catalogs apparently?
Was the lug lining original?...its an interesting pattern to see what edges are lined on lugs vs tubes.
This Ultimate is a great example of the upper-end frames built by Kawamura for Nishiki. I'm pretty sure this one would be early-'80s. Lug lining was typical for these frames.
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
This Ultimate is a great example of the upper-end frames built by Kawamura for Nishiki. I'm pretty sure this one would be early-'80s. Lug lining was typical for these frames.
Some of the lining is on tubes and some is on lugs. That was all I meant as I would figure it would be one one or the other(usually the tube at the lug junction. Im guessing the lug is lined when the lining color is used on the tube.

...not sure if any of that was clear or if its confusing rambling.

In the end, neat bike for how uncommon and nice it is.
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This is a neat bike. The motobecane branded saddle is a neat color coordinated accessory,
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
This is a neat bike. The motobecane branded saddle is a neat color coordinated accessory,
Im pretty sure the saddle was original to the purchase. (Im selling it on behalf of the original owner.) He bought the frameset and had the shop build it up with Shimano 600 and the Motobecane saddle too. Apparently the shop didnt have a 600 rear hub so thats why a Campy rear hub is on there. Its also original to the bike.
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That saddle looks sharp on that bike and I'm a big believer in the idea that democracies (like Japan and France) should play together nicely,

This is a really good looking bike. GLWS

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Bump.
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Old 03-15-21, 04:03 PM
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Good weather bump. Open to offers.
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The colors on this nishiki is absolutely beautiful. I have an Olympic Tri-a from 1986. Anyone know where it sits in the lineup?
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Paint color?

Is that an original Nishiki paint color? Have one and can't find info on paint for a match.
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Originally Posted by CoachPerry19 View Post
Is that an original Nishiki paint color? Have one and can't find info on paint for a match.
It is the original paint. In the first photo, the color shows a little off, but the close up photos are much more representative to the true color.
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
This Ultimate is a great example of the upper-end frames built by Kawamura for Nishiki. I'm pretty sure this one would be early-'80s. Lug lining was typical for these frames.
I briefly had an unmolested 1981 Ultimate -- dark smoke grey & blood red bands, with full Campy NR. Had low flange hubs laced to Araya rims, 3ttt bars & stem, and a Concor "superleggera" on a 1-bolt seatpost. Also had portacatena dropouts, i recall.
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