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Old 08-01-18, 02:51 PM
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Serial number isn't in your system...

Hey,

I inherited this aluminum frame Nishiki Altron 7000 from my uncle. It is a Kawamura built frame with Shmano 600 Biopace crankset and components. Based on the internet sleuthing I've done, I thought it was a 1987 or 1988 and I was hoping to confirm that here; however, the serial number formats in this thread don't seem to match/go as late into the '80s as what I have. The serial number is KF1806... As you can see, there is one less number than the nearest date range (Kawamura-built frames, 1972-1987). If we were to speculate based on those numbers, I'd assume it was built for the American market, but you have that indicated by a 'K' on bikes built prior to 1985 only... Next, the 'F' would indicate a year ending in 6 (19X6), but it's too new of a bike for 1976 and if it was 1986 it would have a 7-digit serial number. I suppose it could be from 1996, but everything I've found so far points to late '80s. Alas, this bike still remains a mystery to me...


Nishiki Altron 7000


Nishiki Altron 7000 - Model Sticker


Nishiki Altron 7000 - Serial Number


Nishiki Altron 7000 - Handcrafted by Kawamura

Please let me know if you have any further insights or if you need more information!

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Originally Posted by SeanBikes
Hey,


I inherited this aluminum frame Nishiki Altron 7000 from my uncle. It is a Kawamura built frame with Shmano 600 Biopace crankset and components. Based on the internet sleuthing I've done, I thought it was a 1987 or 1988 and I was hoping to confirm that here; however, the serial number formats in this thread don't seem to match/go as late into the '80s as what I have. The serial number is KF1806... As you can see, there is one less number than the nearest date range (Kawamura-built frames, 1972-1987). If we were to speculate based on those numbers, I'd assume it was built for the American market, but you have that indicated by a 'K' on bikes built prior to 1985 only... Next, the 'F' would indicate a year ending in 6 (19X6), but it's too new of a bike for 1976 and if it was 1986 it would have a 7-digit serial number. I suppose it could be from 1996, but everything I've found so far points to late '80s. Alas, this bike still remains a mystery to me...


Please let me know if you have any further insights or if you need more information!

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Your frame was manufactured in 1986 but is a 1987 model.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
Your frame was manufactured in 1986 but is a 1987 model.
Awesome, thanks!
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Nishiki unk/ Mundo Coloi Racer / Yard art

Found two old bikes in a nearby city. Nishiki unk model with low end Shimano parts and Mundo Coloi Racer outfitted with low end Suntour. Both will look good around my garden versus the crusher...Serial number for the Nishiki looks #1082 / Mundo #501064


















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Just dug out an old Nishiki Sebring my friend gave me and thinking about doing a little clean up on it to use as a back up commuter.If I read your serial code break down correctly, I believe the bike was built 04/1983? I'm surprised how well it shifts after years of neglect - it definitely needs a once (or twice) over to get it cleaned up.





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I picked this Nishiki Racing Master (serial no. WN10023K) up for 65 (in Denmark). It had been sitting in a shed for 10 years but is in good condition. The owner bought it new 15 years ago but i suspect its a fair bit older with shifters on the frame ?
It clean up pretty nicely only needing tires changed, hubs greased and one new cable.

I cant figure out the year from the serial no description on the first post so any info on the bike is appreciated

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Originally Posted by francispauli
I picked this Nishiki Racing Master (serial no. WN10023K) up for 65€ (in Denmark). It had been sitting in a shed for 10 years but is in good condition. The owner bought it new 15 years ago but i suspect its a fair bit older with shifters on the frame ?
It clean up pretty nicely only needing tires changed, hubs greased and one new cable.

I cant figure out the year from the serial no description on the first post so any info on the bike is appreciated
That is not the serial number but is consistent with the VIN number, which was a legal requirement on all bicycles manufactured and imported into Denmark. The 'WN' prefix indicates the bicycle was imported by Nordisk Cyckelfabrik and the 'K' suffix indicates 1973, 1994 or 2015. Based on the frame features and Shimano 300EX components, it should be a 1994 model.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
That is not the serial number but is consistent with the VIN number, which was a legal requirement on all bicycles manufactured and imported into Denmark. The 'WN' prefix indicates the bicycle was imported by Nordisk Cyckelfabrik and the 'K' suffix indicates 1973, 1994 or 2015. Based on the frame features and Shimano 300EX components, it should be a 1994 model.
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Hi,

I need some help on my Nishiki Tri-A (Serial # WE 09530) which I'm restoring. Since I'm new to the Forum, I can't show any pictures until I have 10 posts. So, if any of you want to see the frameset, PM me.

Like an idiot, I made the mistake of stripping it before I was able to accurately measure out the decals to replicate and replace. Can you help me out?

Thanks,

John

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Originally Posted by Writenride
Hi,

I need some help on my Nishiki Tri-A (Serial # WE 09530) which I'm restoring. Since I'm new to the Forum, I can't show any pictures until I have 10 posts. So, if any of you want to see the frameset, PM me.

Like an idiot, I made the mistake of stripping it before I was able to accurately measure out the decals to replicate and replace. Can you help me out?

Thanks,

John
Based on the serial number, your Tri-A was manufactured in 1985. However, depending on when it was manufactured during the year, it could be a 1985 or 1986 model. We need to determine which model year you have, as the decals were very different. Fortunately, the 1985 version is easy to identify, as it had internal gear cable routing, which was dropped for 1986.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
Based on the serial number, your Tri-A was manufactured in 1985. However, depending on when it was manufactured during the year, it could be a 1985 or 1986 model. We need to determine which model year you have, as the decals were very different. Fortunately, the 1985 version is easy to identify, as it had internal gear cable routing, which was dropped for 1986.
Hi,

Yes, this frame has cable braze ons on top of the top tube. The decals are not italicized, so my guess this frameset was made in 1985, but you said the Tri-A model changed from internal cable routing to external frame routing. It has a Blue TANGE 1 decal on the top of the seat tube, and red Tange decals on the fork blades. I'm currently asking VeloCals to replicate a set of decals for application.

Is it possible Kawamura changed this due to economic reasons during the 3rd or 4th Quarter, 1985?

When I purchased the bike, it was in very poor condition. I thought by restoring the bike, it'll bring some much need TLC for something so neglected. It's terrible how some people treat their bikes.

Thanks,

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Originally Posted by Writenride
Hi,


Yes, this frame has cable braze ons on top of the top tube. The decals are not italicized, so my guess this frameset was made in 1985, but you said the Tri-A model changed from internal cable routing to external frame routing. It has a Blue TANGE 1 decal on the top of the seat tube, and red Tange decals on the fork blades. I'm currently asking VeloCals to replicate a set of decals for application.


Is it possible Kawamura changed this due to economic reasons during the 3rd or 4th Quarter, 1985?


When I purchased the bike, it was in very poor condition. I thought by restoring the bike, it'll bring some much need TLC for something so neglected. It's terrible how some people treat their bikes.


Thanks,


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I'm beginning to think that you may not have a Tri-A. The 1985 model of the Tri-A used internal cable routing for both derailleurs and the rear brake cable. The 1986 model had external derailleur cable routing but retained the internal rear brake cable routing. You state the decals aren't italicized. These should be the 1985 decals. But the 1985 Tri-A didn't have a Tange fork decal . Instead it had Nishiki decals. Velocals already have the correct decals for 1985, however the the down tube decals have been incorrectly identified as 1989. You should try to post pictures, even though your post count isn't above ten. I should be able to see them. What was the OEM colour scheme and components?
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
I'm beginning to think that you may not have a Tri-A. The 1985 model of the Tri-A used internal cable routing for both derailleurs and the rear brake cable. The 1986 model had external derailleur cable routing but retained the internal rear brake cable routing. You state the decals aren't italicized. These should be the 1985 decals. But the 1985 Tri-A didn't have a Tange fork decal . Instead it had Nishiki decals. Velocals already have the correct decals for 1985, however the the down tube decals have been incorrectly identified as 1989. You should try to post pictures, even though your post count isn't above ten. I should be able to see them. What was the OEM colour scheme and components?
I can't post pictures on here. I don't have enough posts. But I can tell you certainly it's a Tri-A. Black and Yellow with Shimano 600 components. The rear derailleur is a RD-6208 SIS with a black spring plate. It bothers me that I cannot post any photographs on here to show you. Believe me, I tried several times. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Writenride
I can't post pictures on here. I don't have enough posts. But I can tell you certainly it's a Tri-A. Black and Yellow with Shimano 600 components. The rear derailleur is a RD-6208 SIS with a black spring plate. It bothers me that I cannot post any photographs on here to show you. Believe me, I tried several times. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Writenride
I can't post pictures on here. I don't have enough posts. But I can tell you certainly it's a Tri-A. Black and Yellow with Shimano 600 components. The rear derailleur is a RD-6208 SIS with a black spring plate. It bothers me that I cannot post any photographs on here to show you. Believe me, I tried several times. Thanks.
The Tri-A came in back and yellow for both 1986 & 1987. However, in 1986 only the head tube was yellow, while the 1987 version had yellow head and seat tubes. The RD-6208 was introduced for the 1986 model year but were a common upgrade on non-SIS bicycles, so there were probably more than a few 1985 Tri-A that had the OEM RD-6207 replaced with a RD-6208.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
The Tri-A came in black and yellow for both 1986 & 1987. However, in 1986 only the head tube was yellow, while the 1987 version had yellow head and seat tubes. The RD-6208 was introduced for the 1986 model year but were a common upgrade on non-SIS bicycles, so there were probably more than a few 1985 Tri-A that had the OEM RD-6207 replaced with a RD-6208.
Okay, I'll tell you what the frame looks like, and that way it can help. Hopefully, that will make it easier.

The Nishiki I have is a black, steel, lugged diamond frame with yellow paint on the seat tube, head tube except for the black lugs. The fork is a yellow fork. The seatstay caps have metallic 'N' decals and were adhered on. The yellow fork had a Red Tange sticker on each blade. The head tube had a black and yellow (I think) NISHIKI decal.

The yellow painted seat tube had a Tange 1 Blue decal near the top of the seat tube, just below the seat lug. There is also a green sticker near the bottom of the down tube, which looks very 80's.

Now, the drive side seat stay had a chromed top, and I don't know if it was masked or not. It looked like it was polished, but I don't know if Blue Tange 1 tubing was chrome.

The downtube had NISHIKI lettering above the top water bottle braze on, and below the down tube shifter braze on. The color of the lettering was in a 'Shadow" type non-italic font in White and Yellow lettering. Same for the TRI-A font decal on the top tube. This frame does not have any internal cable routing. It also has a Shimano 600 HP-6207 headset, with the special lock nut.

When I got this bike, I was in serious despair. Parts were missing, and the non-drive side chainstay was bent. Now, it's being restored, except, again, I don't know what size decals I need for the frame is completely stripped of paint. It certainly is a lot easier to find components than restoring a frameset this old. Hopefully, it will be worth it.

I appreciate all of you for kindly helping me on this bike. I certainly hope to turn it into something nice which I can finally show you. Thanks.

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Hi,

I need some help on my Nishiki Road Master (Serial # EB 103722) What year? and so forth ......
Thanks,Jan!
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I need some help on my Nishiki Road Master (Serial # EB 103722) What year? and so forth ......
Thanks,Jan!
Welcome to the forums. The EB-prefix indcates a European market model from a year ending in 2. Most members are more familiar with the Canadian and USA models but a few Road Masters have surfaced on the forum. They tend to be 1980s, upper entry level models. Consequently, I'm leaning towards it being manufactured in 1982. However, to be sure, additional information is required. Pictures are preferred but the brands and models of the major components (derailleurs, crankset, brakes) would help. Also, if there is a tubing decal, the tubeset designation would be a clue.
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thanks so very much for the info!Tubes; 25-622 (28 x 1.00 x 1 1/16)
Sorry i'm so "New" in the sites,i most have a 10 posting for i'm can't post any pictures.
till then,all the best!
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Originally Posted by Los Tolox
thanks so very much for the info!Tubes; 25-622 (28 x 1.00 x 1 1/16)
Sorry i'm so "New" in the sites,i most have a 10 posting for i'm can't post any pictures.
till then,all the best!
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Jan, I can access your pictures without problem.They are a big help. It was definitely manufactured in 1982, as the SunTour ARX derailleurs were produced 1982-1986. However, the the Symmetric top mount shift levers with the auto-trim feature for the front derailleur were introduced for the 1983 model year, indicating your Road Master is a 1983 model manufactured in late 1982. The seat tube decal states a CrMo alloy but does mention butting, so it is plain gauge. This, in conjunction with the components, is typical of an upper entry level model of the era, as stated in my previous post. I trust this has been helpful. Thxs for sharing the pictures. Enjoy your new acquisition!





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Jees,jees, ...Thanks so very much for the info T-Mar !!!
it's was my so-called "barn finds"from a few weeks back. So i'm look forward to get in prestige condition!!!
All the best!
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Hi T-Mar,

I recently purchased a Nishiki Landau "Racing series designed by Norco" from kijiji. Here's the info
SN#: CD10196
Frame: Tange 900
Sugino RT: 170 3 GC
Dia Compe G500: 0384M
Suntour Cyclone FD: AF, RD: ? (sorry couldn't find code. It could use a cleaning can update shortly.)
Suntour downtube Power shifters

I'll be able to take picture in a few more posts if that would be helpful. It was just the frame and parts so not sure if these are original, also does not have the original wheelset. Cheers!
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Originally Posted by Writenride
Okay, I'll tell you what the frame looks like, and that way it can help. Hopefully, that will make it easier....
I'm still perplexed. The paint scheme sounds like 1986 but that's where it stops. The 1985 models, even those manufactured in late 1985, have the italicized logo. It could have been re-decaled but that doesn't explain the rear brake cable routing. Again, the 1986 models, including those manufactured in 1985, have the rear brake cable routed internally. These have included samples with WE-codes having a higher number sequence than yours .It would seem improbable that that they changed the cable routing for a very short period, only to change it back again, within the same model year.
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Originally Posted by Writenride
Okay, I'll tell you what the frame looks like, and that way it can help. Hopefully, that will make it easier....
I'm still perplexed. The paint scheme sounds like 1986 but that's where it stops. The 1985 models, even those manufactured in late 1985, have the italicized logo. It could have been re-decaled but that doesn't explain the rear brake cable routing. Again, the 1986 models, including those manufactured in 1985, have the rear brake cable routed internally. These have included samples with WE-codes having a higher number sequence than yours .It would seem improbable that that they changed the cable routing for a very short period, only to change it back again, within the same model year.
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