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My new Nishiki Riviera GT

Old 06-19-07, 12:44 AM
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I bid on that bike towards the end of the auction. I'm such a cheap ass. I only bid like $35 or something eventhough the bike was local.
I am having the worst luck with local bikes this year. I swear people LIVE on Craigslist. I bid $300 on a taller Romeo/full campy bike from italy that was local and lost it, too. Probably for the better. Couldn't find any info on the maker.

Nice lookin bike
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Old 06-19-07, 11:35 AM
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I have a Nishiki Seral touring frame that I am currently re-building. It has a 70mm bottom bracket with english threads. Anyone else have this bb? I'm in between having it milled one cm on each side and using a 68mm bb or trying to find a quality bb that fits. Any ideas? I'll post some pictures of the frame tonight. Chrome fork crown, tons of braise-ons, canti brakes.
I've had some info that maybe this was a Canadian version, but no conformation or cataloge.
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I would just face your 70mm BB shell to 68mm. It very easy to do. Take it to a shop without the BB in it, if they have a facer it takes no more than 15 minutes, being careful. It is definitely not a Canadian thing, it's probably a sloppy production thing..
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Old 06-19-07, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by cyclotoine
I would just mill your 70mm BB it very easy to do. Take it to a shop without the B in it, if they have a facer it takes no more than 15 minutes being careful. It is definitely not a Canadian thing, it's probably a sloppy production thing..
That is what I'm leaning towards. There is a good LBS here in Indy but I haven't had occasion to see how they do with more complex problems. I have heard from a good source that there were, in fact, 70mm english threaded BB's built, but tracking one down seems like too much trouble. The frame didn't come with a BB and the headset was heavily indexed so I'm starting from scratch here. I cold set the rear to 130mm and have everything else lined up for the build.

Again, some pictures later today.
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wow, my post is riddled with typos. sorry.
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Old 06-19-07, 03:38 PM
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Here are some pictures of my Seral to add to the Nishiki touring database!

I got this from a fellow C&V member for a great price and it will be built-up soon!



https://www.flickr.com/photos/97495177@N00/571191264/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/97495177@N00/571191322/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/97495177@N00/571191340/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/97495177@N00/571191374/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/97495177@N00/571191404/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/97495177@N00/571191428/
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Swen, your Seral is awesome! what a sweet ride, love the chrome. I recently came picked up an old Nishiki Riviera GT (researching it is how I found this thread). I will post some pictures soon, the paint job is really nice. I have been looking to replace the 27' wheels with 700's that are far lighter but the canti's seem to inhibit because they sit so high on the fork that I have not been able to locate breaks that will allow for the change. I will keep looking, but if anyone has a suggestion for me I am all ears. The 27's are just so heavy (but really sturdy).
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Nice bike, great find! I enjoy a good Nishiki find myself. Next month I'll fly down to DFW to visit my brother, and I'll get to check out the 86 International he picked up for me. I'll probably box it up and ship it back to Indy.

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Don't mean to unearth this thread, but i'm a newbie here with a new bike.
There was a posting on craigslist for a red woman's Nishiki Riviera
I did my research online and found a lot of great info through this thread.
needless to say, i purchased the bike and its quite beautiful. i've yet to photograph it but when i do, i'll make sure to post some pictures.
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Originally Posted by Arreola
Don't mean to unearth this thread, but i'm a newbie here with a new bike.
There was a posting on craigslist for a red woman's Nishiki Riviera
I did my research online and found a lot of great info through this thread.
needless to say, i purchased the bike and its quite beautiful. i've yet to photograph it but when i do, i'll make sure to post some pictures.
Hello welcome to the forum. sounds like you might have made quite the purchase, can't wait to see the pics.
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