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Old 02-16-05, 08:26 AM
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Nishiki Cervino - questions

I have an 80's Nishiki Cervino that I am considering selling. Frame, fork and super record groupo are all intact. No wheels, seat or stem. Original decals are gone. Original paint. ...
Is it worth selling as is or is it worth trying to build up close to original? Any ideas on what it is worth? Any help would be appreciated.
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BTW, I saw an older thread that mentioned it's origins. I too was told that this bike came in a box labeled OLMO.
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I have just finished a restoration of a Nishiki Cervino I purchased as a frame only in 84. Components stripped by original owned. I outfitted it and raced it for a couple years in So Cal in the mid 80's. I have a lot of info and research on the origins, e.g., frame designed by Colnago and produced by Olmo. Let me know if you some
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I have an 80's Nishiki Cervino that I am considering selling. Frame, fork and super record groupo are all intact. No wheels, seat or stem. Original decals are gone. Original paint. ...
Is it worth selling as is or is it worth trying to build up close to original? Any ideas on what it is worth? Any help would be appreciated.
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BTW, I saw an older thread that mentioned it's origins. I too was told that this bike came in a box labeled OLMO.

To sell I suspect it would sell to a very focused Nishiki collector or some one who just wanted a vintage fram to build up and didn't cage about branding. One went up on ebay a couple years back. Google Nishiki Cervino eBay( forum won't let me post URLs). He was asking $900 not sure what he got. I thought it was a bargin considering the components alone. We had a long chat a couple months back when I began my restoration. I determined the origin from the Olmo BD where the SNs are simply sequential numbers and have no other meaning. They can get you into a date range and then look at lug and BB styles from that period. The frame is essentially an Olmo competition w/o the Olmo imprinting on the sloping crown and with the addition of the internal routing. As a note Colnago once did internal routing in the 80's and Colnogo did the design and contract to Olmo for West Coast Cycle(Nishiki). WCC was the Colnago importer in the 80's.

I'd be interested in you SN to see if it matches up. Mine is 56 1638 and the frame can be defined by the following: Type 1 head lug with triangle cutout, Type 1 seat stay lugs, Seat lug with triangle cutout , tubular chain stay reinforcement with teardrop, top mount downtube shifters, campy portacatenca rear dropouts, all from the Olmo DB.
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Considering the original post was from 2005 you may not get a response.

I just recently picked up a Nishiki Maxima (also Italian frame). A brochure copy on Classic Rendezvous just mentioned the frames being sourced by Colnago but not whether the construction was done by other companies.
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Considering the original post was from 2005 you may not get a response.

I just recently picked up a Nishiki Maxima (also Italian frame). A brochure copy on Classic Rendezvous just mentioned the frames being sourced by Colnago but not whether the construction was done by other companies.
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It's true that WCC "sourced" the Cervino and Maxima to Colnago whom they were importing and distributing at the time. In the day Colnago didn't actually produce a lot of their own frames buy designed and speced them out to builders. I'm not sure of the origin of the Maxima. There are a lot of stories out there, some half baked on the Cervino. All I can confirm is that there were bikes delivered in Olmo boxes and the frame lines up with what Olmo was producing at the time esp. the lugs, BB, etc. It would be great to nail down the origin on the Maxima. I have seen stories about Viner also doing builds for WCC through Colnago but I can't confirm. Does the SN give you any hint?
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