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Old 10-13-07, 05:44 PM
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Greetings from N. Texas

Newbie to bike forums. How often do you hear,"Its free, just take it"? Well with those words still echoing in my ears, I loaded up an old bike into my trunk and headed home. On first inspection, I think I did alright. But wait, how could I go wrong for "free"? Please share any thoughts as this will be my first, Trash to Treasure project. Thanks ! So far heres what she looks like. Nishiki Sport Series, Shimano-SIS-light action. Araya rims, Dia compe brakes. Sugino VP pedals. Shes pink, she has a gel seat over a perfect seat. The bad news so far, completely flat rear tire, and the front will go soon. Complete overhaul at local bike shop is 150. Not sure about tires. Her name will be Jenny as in Craig lol

First question, anyones best guess at possible age of bike?
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Old 10-13-07, 06:51 PM
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Post pictures please. More detail on the gear shift lever and derailler names/models would help estimate the age and how many cogs at the back? Spend some money on tools and follow the maintenance instuctions on Park Tool and Sheldon Brown websites. Start off with hex keys, cone wrenches, tire levers, pump and a spoke wrench.
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Old 10-13-07, 07:36 PM
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Thanks!

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Old 10-13-07, 08:11 PM
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New England what?

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Mid to low 80's.
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Originally Posted by lookoutshesback View Post

First question, anyones best guess at possible age of bike?
Mid 1980's. It would be easier if you posted a photo, though.

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Old 10-18-07, 01:29 AM
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I agree, sounds mid to late 80's. Shimano Light Action was a budget indexed shifting group. I had an 87 Trek 400 briefly that had light action gear on it. Good all around gear, should treat you well. Where abouts in N.Texas are you? Lots of Dallas area members on the boards, as well as all around Texas. Be sure to stop by the Texas regional forums.
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