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Old 02-22-08, 10:14 PM
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Custom Sport, 83 I believe, serial# KC34265.


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nishiki team issue, serial # WE22269
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Just picked up a '78 Pro Comp II this weekend. I'll get you pics and info ASAP.
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...A lot of people have requested that I create a website for the various makes that I have knowledge of. Frankly, I don't have the skills or time to do this. A thread like this is the next best thing.
How about something like this?
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hi tom
two bikes for you:
#1 NISHIKI RALLY MIXTE. 1984
Toshiba high carbon tubing, designed by Norco, made in Japan, Sunshine steel hubs with steel Ukai 27 "rims.
Cranks sugino No. 6, date code 2 GC (on the international with GT cranks it is GC 1)
FDR Suntour Spirt zj oct 1983
RDR Suntour Honor zl dec 1983
Headset black Nishiki
Brakes, Dia-Compe 500 01 84, Levers 12 83







#2 NISHIKI INTERNATIONAL1983
Not a lot of info on this bike component wise. i received it with only the cranks and forks/headset.I did have it set up once as a SS/ Fixed but am now rebuilding it to a touring bike.
Cranks, Sugino GT triple drilled, code GC 1
Tubing, Tange #2 double butted






Here it is as the SS/Fixed incarnation:



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1983 Sebring, Giant built. I've posted it before but...





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Old 02-28-08, 07:59 AM
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bump. Lp ---- shameless of course.
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1983 Sebring, Giant built. I've posted it before but...
bcoppola, would you give us a run down on the components on your Sebring. I'm trying to compare it to the Sport I posted earlier. As near as I can tell, its the next model up from the Sport. The alloy rims are a nice step up. Is it a 10 or 12 speed? Does it have an alloy seat post?
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Nishiki Tri-A

Here's mine (I'm the original owner) purchased in Houston, Texas on April 17, 1985. Serial number the on bottom bracket is KD 10019 which indicates it was the 10,019 frame built for the US market in 1984. I've changed a few components over the years but these are the original specs: Frame: Tange #1, Fork: Tange #1 w/investment cast crown, Headset: Shimano New 600EX, Stem: SR alloy, Handlebar: SR alloy engraved, Brakes: Shimano New 600EX, Front Derailleur: Shimano New 600EX, Rear Derailleur: Shimano New 600EX, Shift Levers: Shimano New 600EX (friction only), Freewheel: Shimano New 600EX (six), Chain: Izumi 1/2 x 3/32 beveled silver, Crankset: Shimano New 600EX Biopace 42 x 52T, Pedals: Shimano New 600EX w/clips & straps, Rims: Araya 700 x 25C hard anodized, Hub: Sanshin sealed mechanism, Spokes: Stainless 080 Guage, Tires Cyclepro Tri-sport 700 x 25 w/kevlar, Saddle: Selle Italia Super Turbo (the 1985 catalog specs gold plated rails but mine are silver), Seat Post: SR alloy CTP-5, Handlebar Tape: Astral Italian padded. Sizes offered were 19", 21", 23", 25". The 1985 catalog shows colors offered were black/yellow, solid red, and a solid lavender or purple. However I remember a pink/yellow combination was also offered.
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Old 03-01-08, 03:55 PM
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By the way, it's a Nishiki Tri-A model
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Mr. K, Do you have the 1985 catalog, or a link to it? If you have it, is a "team issue" nishiki in it? I have one and would love to see any catalog specs, pics, info. about it. Thanks!
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I've got a Nishiki Ultra Tour. I don't really know much else about it. I bought it as a frameset so I don't know anything about any of the original components. The serial number doesn't make much sense to me but it is... ED102795

Can someone tell me what that indicates? Year made???? Anything?


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Old 03-02-08, 02:34 PM
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Late '80s Sport just like BlankCrows'. Serial number GD706959



Early (?) '70s Custom Sport with some sort of '80s mtb stem and bars. Serial number KS282494



Mid '70s Competition. Serial number KS346873



1985 Prestige. Serial number WE 03492

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Old 03-02-08, 04:57 PM
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I've got a Nishiki Ultra Tour. I don't really know much else about it. I bought it as a frameset so I don't know anything about any of the original components. The serial number doesn't make much sense to me but it is... ED102795

Can someone tell me what that indicates? Year made???? Anything?...
This one is perplexing. I know the two 1984 Seral and Cresta touring models did not have lo-rider mounts on the forks, so presumibly it is more modern. The decal scheme also does not match 1985. What is the tubing Can you post a pic of the Nishiki emblem on the head tube? That may help.

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Late '80s Sport just like BlankCrows'. Serial number GD706959...
I believe we discussed all these bikes previously, with the exception of the Sport. It is indeed a good match for BlankCrow's and appears to be almost exactly one calendar year more modern, if we assume the C & D are the year indicators. The interersting thing is that he has two components dated to January 1987, yet the only years that I can find that used the "series" bar decals on the downtube logos were 1989 and 1990. Even if one of his was produced in late 1988 for a 1989 model year, the early 1987 components are a bit of a stretch. However, pending further info, my best guess is that Blank Crow has a 1989 model and you have a 1990 model.
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This one is perplexing. I know the two 1984 Seral and Cresta touring models did not have lo-rider mounts on the forks, so presumibly it is more modern. The decal scheme also does not match 1985. What is the tubing Can you post a pic of the Nishiki emblem on the head tube? That may help.



here's a shot of the head tube decal



and here's one of the seat tube sticker showing the tubing

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I believe we discussed all these bikes previously, with the exception of the Sport. It is indeed a good match for BlankCrow's and appears to be almost exactly one calendar year more modern, if we assume the C & D are the year indicators. The interersting thing is that he has two components dated to January 1987, yet the only years that I can find that used the "series" bar decals on the downtube logos were 1989 and 1990. Even if one of his was produced in late 1988 for a 1989 model year, the early 1987 components are a bit of a stretch. However, pending further info, my best guess is that Blank Crow has a 1989 model and you have a 1990 model.
T-Mar, you can't see it on my 87 Custom Sport pics because there is not enough pixel information, but my 87 Custom Sport has the same downtube decal that says "Sport Series". My derailers are 1987 as well.
The 1988 Nishikis did not have the "series" decals.
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Here ya go T: 1978 Comp II that I just acquired. There's no tubing decal but it's pretty lightweight. Tange?



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...here's a shot of the head tube decal....and here's one of the seat tube sticker showing the tubing...
That head tube decal is circa 1980-1984. Based on the serial number and the other known formats, my guess would be 1984, but it's just a guess. If so, the features indicate the frame is higher than the known Seral and Cresta grand touring models. Nishiki did offer some uncataloged, high end racing models during this period, so perhaps this equivalent touring model? BTW, is there a Kawamura decal on the chainstays?

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T-Mar, you can't see it on my 87 Custom Sport pics because there is not enough pixel information, but my 87 Custom Sport has the same downtube decal that says "Sport Series". My derailers are 1987 as well.
The 1988 Nishikis did not have the "series" decals.
Yes, I know they didn't have it in 1988 or 1991, but I didn't think of of checking 1987 on the premise that they might have skipped a year! Thxs for pointing that out.

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Here ya go T: 1978 Comp II that I just acquired. There's no tubing decal but it's pretty lightweight. Tange?
I believe you have a 1979 or 1980 model, as the serial number indicates 1979 manufacture. Also, my 1978 catalog has that model listed as justed the Comp (no II) and it uses clips for fastening the rear brake cable housing to the top tube. The brand of tubing for the 1978 is not listed, but Tange would be my guess as Nishiki had a long history with them. If you remove the fork, there may be an identifying stamp on the steerer.

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That Comp II is a really beautiful bike. Nice acquisition. Looks like a big frame 60 plus cm? Lp
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That Comp II is a really beautiful bike. Nice acquisition. Looks like a big frame 60 plus cm? Lp
Thanks! I'm very happy with it. I think it's a 62 though I haven't gotten out the tape.
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Okay, I will try to do my part: I am the original owner of this poor neglected 1982 custom sport:

Serial Number KBO2632
Wheels say ARAYA 27x11/4 w/o
Pedals KKT RT-SFAL (cateye)
Sugino 165 26C
Diacompe Brakes: rear say 750 on one piece, 5583 on another; front "type LC (or O, it's scratched) 23"
Brake levers also Diacompe
Suntour Derailleurs have no marks that I could see; Suntour shifters
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[QUOTE=T-Mar;6272596]BTW, is there a Kawamura decal on the chainstays?


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No, but there is a decal saying "Nishiki No. 1 and proud of it"
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My 85 Tri-A

I have a Nishiki Tri-A that I think is an 85. It has Shimano 600 components and came with the original pedals, which I have but replaced with platforms. I checked for the serial number and it looks as though the derailleur cable guide covers up part of it, unless I'm look in the wrong place. I got "02?02". The ? is the number that's covered, I can barely catch the edge of it. Here are some pics.





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