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Old 10-01-18, 11:09 AM
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Is that a crack at the 5th hole/indent on y our Dura Ace brake lever?

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pretty sure itís just a scratch.
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1976 Nishiki Comp. Rode hard, put away wet, for the past 10 years, nearly zero maint.

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Old 05-14-19, 04:52 PM
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1984 Nishiki International

This one was used to tour Spain in the summer of 1984 and placed in storage until two weeks ago.
As found.


After some basic cleaning.


After a little more cleaning.


These were easy.
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Hereís a teaser shot for my new project ☺️
Any updates on this one? I don't think I saw a thread for it.
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Oh, my! It’s one of my very favorites and is in almost daily use but I haven’t documented this one. My bad. I’ll take some pics tomorrow!
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Old 05-14-19, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by tommywpg View Post
This one was used to tour Spain in the summer of 1984 and placed in storage until two weeks ago.
As found.


After some basic cleaning.


After a little more cleaning.


These were easy.


Working on a Nishiki International as well. This one had been a bit problematic due to a internal rust in the top tube. This bike is pretty neat. I never owned a Nishiki before,but the craftmanship in these bikes is incredible. I'll post some updates later this week with more details. Hope you enjoy yours! I'm planning on doing a head - head with my 82 1000.
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Old 05-15-19, 04:20 AM
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Originally Posted by BikeWonder View Post


Working on a Nishiki International as well. This one had been a bit problematic due to a internal rust in the top tube. This bike is pretty neat. I never owned a Nishiki before,but the craftmanship in these bikes is incredible. I'll post some updates later this week with more details. Hope you enjoy yours! I'm planning on doing a head - head with my 82 1000.
You hit the nail on the head with "craftsmanship". Even the seatposts are kind of elegant.
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Old 05-15-19, 06:16 AM
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Might as well post this... 1984 centurion pro tour 15 with 1983 decals
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I got this Ď83 (pretty sure) Voyageur a little over a month ago, been using it for a commuter and it does a fine job. I doubt itís ever seen a tour, and as long as itís in my possession itís doubtful to ever see one. Iíve grown fond of it quickly. This replaces (and is in some ways superior to) a Trek Multitrack drop bar conversion I had been using as my commuter.







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1983 Davidson custom. Very much like a Discovery model, was used for extensive touring by the original owner. Paint and chrome updates by Robert Freeman, done for the OO prior to his passing.
Components are new Sugino touring triple, older Deore FD and RD, Shimano 6207 DT friction shifters, Tektro 539 brakes and R200 levers, Ritchey saddle, Nitto bars and stem, Ultegra 6700 hubs (with a transplanted freehub so it can run UG cogs) laced to Mavic Open Elite rims, 8 speed 13-32 cassette and Panaracer GK 32's. It's a sweet ride that's surprisingly fast.

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Old 05-15-19, 07:24 AM
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@rccardr, Gorgeous Davidson! Thank you for sharing it.
All of your builds are always incredibly well done.
My hat goes off to you.
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Old 05-15-19, 08:28 AM
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I love it when this thread gets a bump!!!
@rccardr can you please post some more pix with details?
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Golden Boy, (I gave up trying to tag you)

Is this your sig reference?



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Old 05-18-19, 11:19 AM
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Here is my Nashbar Toure XC that I found at the Memphis Revolutions co-op a few weeks ago. It was in pretty good shape, but rather grimy. I swapped the front derailleur for a Deore. I couldnít get accustomed to the bottom-pull front XC derailleur that was spring loaded to stay on the largest chain ring. Pull the shifter back and it moved the chain to the smaller chainrings, awkward for me.
I swapped to Dia Compe aero brake levers to clean up the front end a bit. I hope to get better bags soon, but for now Iím using what I had laying around. Iíve had the rear rack for years, not sure why. As luck would have it, it fit perfectly.
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Old 05-30-19, 10:54 PM
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This is the Mark II version of the bike in thread 2045 A 1987 Nishiki Cresta GT, I had a crash in March that bent the forks which @gugie was kind enough to help straighten back out, it got the bike back on the road but unfortunately it didn't feel quite the same. I found a fork from a 1986 Schwinn Passage off ebay. And it took a few twists and turns but I got the fork rattle canned and installed and now the bike feels like it's back to its classic stable touring feel. I have added a Carradice barley bag, need to redo the bar tape and I have some metal fenders on the way.



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Old 05-30-19, 11:02 PM
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I lucked into this 1987 Trek 520 Cirrus at the co-op for $75 just in time for the Clunker Challenge and now that I completed the 100 k the bike will get some down time before its gets the Spa treatment and some upgrades.



87 Trek 520 which beside the replacement rear wheel and FW is pretty stock.


Wider bars, taller stem, plusher pedals and new bar tape. Not pictured Panaracer Paselas still need to find a Saddle. not a fan of the Vetta.
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Old 06-02-19, 07:48 PM
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I lucked into this 1987 Trek 520 Cirrus at the co-op for $75 just in time for the Clunker Challenge and now that I completed the 100 k the bike will get some down time before its gets the Spa treatment and some upgrades.



87 Trek 520 which beside the replacement rear wheel and FW is pretty stock.


Wider bars, taller stem, plusher pedals and new bar tape. Not pictured Panaracer Paselas still need to find a Saddle. not a fan of the Vetta.

That's an Aurora Cycle sticker on the seat tube. I may have worked on that one BITD. Nice score!

Note that the wheels are 27". That persisted on the 520 a bit longer than any other Trek road bike because it was thought that a person actually on tour might have to source a replacement tire at K-Mart.
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2 hr round trip for this Voyageur off original owner. Schwinn bag is in great shape. Replacement arx derailer that shifts great. Seat is loud but comfortable. Iím 6í1 so itís a tight fit but doable.
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Old 06-10-19, 01:31 AM
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Very cool bikes, indeed!
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Originally Posted by tommywpg View Post
After some basic cleaning.
A nishiki thats advertised as designed by norco?

How have I never heard of this connection?

@tmar - this is right up your alley as its a Japanese import bike from the 80s and connected to a Canada company. Any chance you have insight on the partnership?
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Old 06-10-19, 11:05 AM
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I believe that Nishiki has virtually always been a sub-brand of Norco's, positioned a little higher end. 70's bikes were often virtually identical.




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A nishiki thats advertised as designed by norco?

How have I never heard of this connection?

@tmar - this is right up your alley as its a Japanese import bike from the 80s and connected to a Canada company. Any chance you have insight on the partnership?
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Found my grail bike a few weeks ago. A 1984 Fuji Touring Series IV. Then I found another identical 1984 one a couple weeks later! Isn't that the way it goes? Nothing for a year or so of watching and then 2 in a month. This one pictured is a 61CM/24IN, the other is a 63CM/25IN. Now I need to pick the right one for me. Or just keep both! Good problem to have!

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This is a 1988 ST-1000 I recently picked up. I'm going to ride it this summer and if it passes the test, it'll get a full overhaul come winter.
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Ready for my tour!

Fixed up my '89 1000 LT. Some minor upgrades made it more suitable for my touring needs. Was worried about taking her out, but after consulting a thread I made about fear of enjoying my bikes, decided it would be best suited to enjoy instead of sitting in my garage or house as an ornament.
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