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Old 11-24-08, 07:40 AM
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Nishiki Cascade

Got an older model Nishiki Cascade the other day and I am trying to figure out what year it was built. It's clearly not an 89, 90+ based on what I have seen online and judging from the geometry which puts it more like an early 80s frame.

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Get the serial number and go here:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...80&postcount=1
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Well, nothing that I have found specifically points to this model. The Serial numbers don't match. On the front of the BB Shell is a code G0184 and there is a 7 digit serial number on the other side.

On the link to the Vintage Trek site I was able to date the cranks (Sugino) to 1982, so I guess I conclude that the bike is from 1982.

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It was definitely made prior to 1986. I have an '86. Mine has a unicrown fork, roller cam rear brake and Suntour XC Sport brake levers and Suntour XC thumbshifters. Your pedals look like originals. I think that it is a great riding street bike with its relaxed geometry.
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I have an 83 nishiki olympic 12 and the head badge is very different, I also have a nishiki saga from the early 90's and the head badge looks closer to the one you have.
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I believe the G0184 stamp on the BB shell means that it was made in 1984 at the Giant Factory, at least that is what I found from another site. It's now third on my build list. At the moment, I am working on a 1975 Raleigh Super Carlton fixed gear conversion. After that, a 1992 Bridgestone MB-5 fixed gear conversion/commuter, and then I will get to the Nishiki.
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I believe the G0184 stamp on the BB shell means that it was made in 1984 at the Giant Factory, at least that is what I found from another site. It's now third on my build list. At the moment, I am working on a 1975 Raleigh Super Carlton fixed gear conversion. After that, a 1992 Bridgestone MB-5 fixed gear conversion/commuter, and then I will get to the Nishiki.
+1, It's either a 84 or an 85. My money is on a 1984. Looks like friction shifters, it all fits that era. Have you been able to check date codes on the derailers against the information on Vintage-Trek.com?
BTW, Nice find.
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The rear derailler is a Suntour Mountech and while it's hard to discern due to the rust but an "A" is readable on the back which according to the Vintage Trek site, dates the component at 1984.

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