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1984 Nishiki Medalist - my first endeavor into classic bikes

Old 07-04-15, 05:59 AM
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1984 Nishiki Medalist - my first endeavor into classic bikes


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Old 07-04-15, 07:59 AM
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Good luck. I'll be interested to see the finished product!
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Old 07-04-15, 09:45 AM
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Hi Flapmeat,

That is a nice bike. I remember when I bought my Norco Monterey SL I was also considering a couple of Nishiki bikes as well.
Looking forward to more bike pictures once you've completed the clean up.

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Cool bike. My '84 Nishiki Landau has a similar (but not identical) two-piece black-and-alloy stem. I guess that was a phase they went through 30 years ago.

Mines a bit beefier (Tange 900 tubing) about 25 lbs.
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That should clean up real nice.
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Old 07-05-15, 05:47 PM
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Thank you all for the warm welcome, can't wait to get started. It looks like the forecast is rain for the majority of the wee, so I should be able to get at least the tear down complete. Totally lost my clay bar so I have to stop down at autozone one of these days aafter work.

Plans have changed; I just sent payment for 7900 DT shifters, 12-28 Tiagra cassette, 6700 chain, DA cables/housings, and leather bar tape. I have a lead on a pair of beautiful vintage campy brakes (not sure of year or model) and crankset. I won't use the crankset but its so cheap that I can't resist.

As soon as I begin I'll post more pictures

The stem is really odd. The black is foam. I have no idea how to remove it, but I haven't really given it a good look. There's got to be a bolt on the underside or something.
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Old 07-06-15, 07:20 AM
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I like mine quite a bit, but opted to keep it old school:





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Old 07-06-15, 08:58 AM
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As a former Nishiki owner, I covet your bike, which represents a significant improvement over my 1971 Semi-Pro (Competition). Best wishes on a great restoration -- we are rooting for you!
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Nice job. Though, you need to level out that saddle and maybe drop the seat post just a bit.

Good idea to keep the original components. Superbe and cyclone II stuff were great quality stuff.
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Seatpost was at a good level but this was a preride picture. Saddle was cocked up a little throughout the ride from where it is in this picture.

Someone PMed me regarding what I'm doing with the original components but I can't reply because I have less than 50 posts. I'm keeping all original parts, sorry.
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Originally Posted by flapmeat View Post
Someone PMed me regarding what I'm doing with the original components but I can't reply because I have less than 50 posts. I'm keeping all original parts, sorry.
Good plan.
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Originally Posted by flapmeat View Post

I know we always try to stay on topic, but are those wood ramps because you don't like any bump driving into your garage - or because you have a mean lowered machine that needs help getting up that little bump? Like a Porshe, Ferrari...

OK, on topic - the bike is looking great... you noted those rims are 'heavy' but they look nice on there!
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