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His and her Nishiki Century bikes

Old 06-15-20, 06:30 PM
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His and her Nishiki Century bikes

One of my nearby neighbors was selling. Both have newer tubes and tires. They appear to be original w/Shimano components. Id guess sub 100 miles on each. Idk Much about nishiki but the deal seemed right
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Old 06-15-20, 08:11 PM
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Cool find!
As far as I know Giant manufactured some of these over the years. If so the serial is usually on the dropout and begins with a G, the last digit being the year. These are decent bikes. I just set an '83 Sport model up for my wife this past week and she did 28 miles on it yesterday. She likes it a lot. Frame's a bit small for her, but I was able to get a good saddle and bar position as I had a stem with a longish quill here. With an alloy 27" wheelset the bike comes in under 25 pounds.
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Old 06-16-20, 02:25 PM
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The Century was an entry level model, typically manufactured in Taiwan by Giant. This pair appears to be circa 1984 with Shimano Z-series components. Giant date codes stamped on rear dropouts is format Gyymm (i.e. G8403 is Giant 1984, March).
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The Century was an entry level model, typically manufactured in Taiwan by Giant. This pair appears to be circa 1984 with Shimano Z-series components. Giant date codes stamped on rear dropouts is format Gyymm (i.e. G8403 is Giant 1984, March).
Strange. The stamp on the Sport I posted is the opposite.
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Strange. The stamp on the Sport I posted is the opposite.
You're right. I got it backwards in my previous post . It's Gmmyy, as stated in my Nishiki and Asian serial number threads. It's opposite the Giant serial number, where the lead character is the year.
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