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Old 02-14-10, 10:49 AM
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head badge ID / miyata?

i picked up this bike in the fall to be my winter beater, well it hasn't seen much road time and i think i am going to sell it when spring hits, but i would really like to know the make of it before trying to sell it. i am pretty sure its Japanese, it has suntour VX fount and rear derailleurs, suntour downtube levers and sugino super maxy cranks, those french brakes were my addition. The only cable routing brazeon is on the chainstay. If the frame has been repainted someone did a good job, i think it more likely that the decals have been removed. i dont think its any thing highend, but as with alot of older Japanese bikes the lugwork is very clean. I have done a bit of searching online trying to find a matching headbadge and have come up with nothing.


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I can't help you with the make but what size is it?
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It's a Matsuri by Nissan. Serial number please! TIA.
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It's a Matsuri by Nissan. Serial number please! TIA.
Nissan or Datsun?

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Nissan or Datsun?

nice looking bike.
Nissan has always been called Nissan in Japan. Datsun was just a marketing name for their stateside automobiles.
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Old 02-14-10, 03:54 PM
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thanks T-mar

Serial number YH57984N

seat tube 53cm, top tube 55cm

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Nissan has always been called Nissan in Japan. Datsun was just a marketing name for their stateside automobiles.
EU autos and trucks as well
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Best guess, based on the serial number in conjunction with the crankset is 1978/1979.
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