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Old 03-05-12, 11:42 AM
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Hello all. Found this forum with the trusty help of Google. Recently got a Nishiki Olympic 12 from my father and cleaned it up this weekend. I believe the bike even still has the original tires but a little dry rotted. Not too big on road bikes since I'm 6'2" 240lbs but I would like to find out more about this bike. Maybe how I can give it a thorough inspection and possibly sell it to get a decent ($300) mountian/off road bike so me and the girlfriend can go ride. . I found one online that is exactly the same bike on oldbikesbelong.com selling for $350. If anyone can help me out with any information that would be great.

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Old 03-05-12, 12:06 PM
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Welcome to the forum! It's a nice bike you got there. It's a Large frame too. You could definitely ride this guy. For the price I sold a similar frame for 70 last summer. Over here I could probably get about 200-250 for it.
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Old 03-06-12, 08:42 AM
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thanks for sharing
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I had a 1983 Olympic 12; yours looks a little later than that- mid-80s. Nice bike. Does it have indexed shifters? Do a search on "Nishiki Serial Number Database" in the BF Search Engine and you should find a thread of Nishiki fans that can give you more info.

You can post your request to the Appraisals thread to get it to the right audience.
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Old 03-06-12, 09:32 AM
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Welcome aboard! Man, that's a tall frame! I'm rather stumpy myself.

If you post in the Classic and Vintage sub-forum, you can probably get some more feedback on the bike. It's a nice road bike, but I'm not sure it could get $300, however. Not unless those are vintage Campy parts hanging off of it. I'm guessing it's fitted with Suntour, from general appearances.
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Old 03-06-12, 10:51 AM
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Yeah I did research on the serial # and its made in USA in 1987 and #7349. I have it for sale on some forums for $200 obo. Going to bicycles Inc during lunch today to check out some MTB's.
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Old 03-13-12, 11:50 AM
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Went to the one in Arlington off of Green Oaks. Was looking at spending around $800 on a bike. One guy was helping a customer with a bike and nobody else was around. I love good customer service since it lacks so much around here, so I just walked out. I ended up doing some research and buying an airborne zeppelin elite 21" online. Seems to be a perfect beginner bike. My girlfriend ordered one also but in 17". I will make a seperate thread on here about the build. Still can't find anyone to buy the Nishiki. If anyone is interested, please send me an offer. Not willing to ship.
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