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Old 06-14-15, 04:36 PM
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Nishiki Olympic - look what followed me home.

I'd been on the lookout for a decent road bike, and this little gem popped up on the local craigslist. $60 with a flat tire and in need of some tlc.

$60 bike, $10 in tubes (had the ol Dunlop style), $8 bar wrap (I'd never wrapped bars and it shows) . Just went on a quick ride and she rides pretty sweet. Need to clean some things, adjust the limit on the rear derailure, and check everything for tightness but I'm happy with this for now. Should be a great beater when the time comes for an upgrade. Brakes are squeaky but ok. I dig the suicide levers (I think that's what these are).

Clean everything, adjust derailure, check all bolts and nuts for tightness, repack both wheels. Am I missing anything that should be done?

I dig the lugged frame. As bought and as it sits, attached.
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Old 06-14-15, 04:42 PM
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Likely needs the grease in the bottom bracket, head tube, and wheels replaced.

I hope you're a tall person.
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Yeah I'm a tall guy. Curious why you say wheels would need to be replaced?
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"Scalloped" frame?
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Originally Posted by txcrash View Post
Yeah I'm a tall guy. Curious why you say wheels would need to be replaced?
Maybe I need to clarify my statement. I meant to say you should replace the grease in the wheels, the headset, and the bottom bracket.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
"Scalloped" frame?
Scalloped = dummy for lugged. I like the look.
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Maybe I need to clarify my statement. I meant to say you should replace the grease in the wheels, the headset, and the bottom bracket.
Damn you Oxford comma! Usually it's the lack of it that gets ya.
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The shifters are mounted setup incorrectly, these a downtube shifters that are basically mounted upside down on the stem, they probably work allright. But I would either transfer them to the correct mounting on the down or getting some actual stem shifters. With the current setup you lose the nice crisp shifting and a lot of the advantages of the really nice power shifters. They mount like this.
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I plan on getting some bar end shifters at some point, but I might move the shifters down to the downtube in the meantime. Tightened up the shifters in the meantime and they worked fine, crisp shifts, etc. first time in probably 18 years I'd ridden something with strictly friction shifters and it seemed to work naturally. Went on a 12 mile ride and everything seemed to gel. Blasted through a strava segment I've been watching myself on and beat my best time by a hair, and that was with some little kids playing in the trail which slowed me down.
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