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07-16-19, 01:02 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

I now have my scans of the Shields story on...

I now have my scans of the Shields story on Google Drive here (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4AxqmpNtkDgY2F3SE5BRERnakE?usp=sharing)
11-23-18, 06:30 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

@Dr. T You can determine the year from the date...

@Dr. T You can determine the year from the date codes on various components if they're original.

Go here: Date of Manufacture of Bicycle Components can be used to date a bike: component dating...
10-25-18, 04:41 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Norco was the Nishiki importer in the 1980s and...

Norco was the Nishiki importer in the 1980s and had a similar catalogue of bikes.
06-19-18, 01:19 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

This is the International from my 1983 catalogue....

This is the International from my 1983 catalogue.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4AxqmpNtkDgNXZvSzIzSDR3ZFE/view?usp=sharing
05-24-18, 12:03 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

What you're showing in your pictures is a typical...

What you're showing in your pictures is a typical Nishiki tubing decal from that era. Chrome Molybdenum is a high strength steel alloy used for lightweight bicycle frames. There was also Manganese...
04-17-18, 07:08 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Here is a link to my 1983 catalog. I've shared it...

Here is a link to my 1983 catalog. I've shared it before and you'll find it all over the web.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1t-w4H9wgQocvgyZHJ4eD3_f2i1AFvUn7?usp=sharing
03-01-18, 07:34 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Hello Retrofaction...

Hello Retrofaction (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/retrofaction-446168.html), Mine is S/N KA 14364, calling it 1981 from the component dates. Same colour. I bought it new.
02-19-18, 03:31 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Tough decision. Which one does she like more? The...

Tough decision. Which one does she like more? The Nishiki has nicer lugs, but a swaged crank. The Fuji has stem shifter and extension lever brakes, very low end stuff. I vote Nishiki because that's...
07-29-16, 07:43 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Not reall the same, the Grand Tour lugs are a...

Not reall the same, the Grand Tour lugs are a crude copy. Similar to some Nishikis that have crude copies of Nervex lugs.
05-10-16, 05:03 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

This is a cassette with a lock ring. It's just a...

This is a cassette with a lock ring. It's just a threaded "cap".

http://images.singletracks.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/cassette-lockring1.jpg

Here is an equivalent Shimano freewheel....
05-09-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By OLDYELLR

You quote so that freewheel tool would be a...

You quote so that freewheel tool would be a sloppy fit in a cassette lock ring, but in my case it worked because the lockring wasn't excessively tight. I guess I was lucky. It seems the bicycle...
05-09-16, 10:11 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

The tool I have is stamped "SHIMANO TL-FW30 FREE...

The tool I have is stamped "SHIMANO TL-FW30 FREE WHEEL" and I bought it for a freewheel, but it works on the cassette. I've Googled these tools and see some with a pin in the middle, which you...
05-09-16, 08:38 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Do you have a freewheel tool or a cassette tool?...

Do you have a freewheel tool or a cassette tool? The splines are the same, but a freewheel tool has a hole for the end of the axle, so it can be held in place with nuts or the QR. You can use the FW...
05-07-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Okay, I see it now. When I removed the cassette...

Okay, I see it now. When I removed the cassette the lock ring was only finger tight and the cogs came off loose. The two smallest cogs have no hole, but the next one (14T) has a small threaded hole....
05-07-16, 02:37 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

I didn't notice that the head protruded, it...

I didn't notice that the head protruded, it looked like it was countersunk. If it does protrude, the cogs wouldn't sit straight. I also wondered if removing the spoke guard might position the cogs...
05-07-16, 01:35 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

SRAM MTB rear cassette question

I've ridden road bikes since the 1950s and was never interested in mountain bikes, especially after they became a fad and replaced road bikes as the primary means of 2-wheel transportation. Recently...
05-01-16, 06:45 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

My 1977 Nishiki Landau originally only had chrome...

My 1977 Nishiki Landau originally only had chrome dropout faces. When the fork started getting a lot of paint chips with chrome showing through I stripped it and found it was completely polished and...
11-08-15, 11:54 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

With so many free hosting sites available today,...

With so many free hosting sites available today, there is absolutely no reason to use a dysfunctional one like ImageShack.
05-22-15, 12:55 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

There was an eBay vendor in Cyprus selling NOS...

There was an eBay vendor in Cyprus selling NOS Bluemels mudguards 7 years ago for 26 a set and I bought some for a project bike. Apparently he had bought a container load of stuff when Bluemels went...
05-22-15, 08:55 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

I'm sure Raleighs came with Bluemels mudguards....

I'm sure Raleighs came with Bluemels mudguards. That was the most popular brand (pun not intended). Here is a good example:

Raleigh Record Ace 1948...
05-13-15, 08:21 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

You can usually date a bike from its components...

You can usually date a bike from its components here. Vintage Trek Bikes- Information on Steel Road Bicycles made by the Trek Bicycle Corporation, bike (http://www.vintage-trek.com/)
05-07-15, 02:33 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Nice bike, roccobike. I always liked the Nishikis...

Nice bike, roccobike. I always liked the Nishikis with the faux Nervex lugs because Nervex were the top lightweight lug when I first got into cycling. Nothing wrong with upgrading to alloy rims,...
10-15-14, 01:09 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Well, it's your frame, and not a rare, high end...

Well, it's your frame, and not a rare, high end one, not even being double butted tubing. It's odd that it would have brazed-on cable guides, but no dowtube shifter braze-ons, but maybe that's so it...
10-15-14, 08:41 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

That is a stop to keep the clamp-on downtube...

That is a stop to keep the clamp-on downtube shifter band from slipping. My Nishiki Landau without braze-ons has one. If I were you. I wouldn't add any braze-ons but restore it to how it was built....
07-29-14, 08:00 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

You can often date a bike by the component date...

You can often date a bike by the component date codes. See Date of Manufacture of Bicycle Components can be used to date a bike: component dating (http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm)
07-04-14, 06:26 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

TMar left this thread some years ago now to get...

TMar left this thread some years ago now to get on with his life. However, as you can see, there are now others carrying the torch.
05-31-14, 08:06 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

My Ultimate is S/N KA 14364. Nothing wrong with...

My Ultimate is S/N KA 14364. Nothing wrong with using the Maxima frame for a fixie so long as you didn't hack anything off it. The Norco Magmum SE was the equivalent of the Nishiki Superbe, both the...
05-09-14, 09:45 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Yes, those lugs were meant to mimic the classic...

Yes, those lugs were meant to mimic the classic Nervex Professional lugs. By this time those were out of production and even high end builders were using very plain, boring lugs.
01-31-14, 03:17 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Are you suggesting CR members are elitists? How...

Are you suggesting CR members are elitists? How is that? That list strives to maintain the true spirit of the classic and vintage bike hobby by excluding stuff later than 1983 unless it's "keeper of...
01-31-14, 02:22 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Yeah, I also notice it's 9,998 posts. Owning a...

Yeah, I also notice it's 9,998 posts. Owning a couple of Canadian Nishikis since new, I've also followed T-Mar's Nishiki Serial Number thread since its inception. Only now did I notice he hasn't...
01-19-14, 07:47 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Yes, perhaps T-Mar might have a clue as to which...

Yes, perhaps T-Mar might have a clue as to which exact tubing was used on various models, but that's the kind of "stickers" Nishiki used around that time. My Landau has a similat gold sticker and...
09-10-13, 08:29 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

That frame looks exactly like my Nishiki Ultimate.

That frame looks exactly like my Nishiki Ultimate.
08-30-13, 07:49 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

This is my 1967 Jeunet (going by the date code of...

This is my 1967 Jeunet (going by the date code of the saddle, but I could be wrong). I drilled the fork and added the front brake to make it a legal rider. Some might consider that sacrilege, but...
04-27-13, 07:49 PM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

From the 1983 Canadian catalogue: ...

From the 1983 Canadian catalogue:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3534/3266391150_6dc9ff7cf8_b.jpg
02-21-13, 08:29 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

T-Mar would be the guy to ID the serial number...

T-Mar would be the guy to ID the serial number and whether those are the original components. That '83 catalogue is one I uploaded to Image Shack years ago and many of the images are gone now, but I...
02-17-13, 10:37 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

My Landeau has little, almost heart-shaped, pads...

My Landeau has little, almost heart-shaped, pads brazed on the down tube to keep the gear cable clamps from slipping.
12-31-12, 11:44 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Okay, Nishiki was not a manufacturer, per se, but...

Okay, Nishiki was not a manufacturer, per se, but a brand. In the late 70s and early 80s most Nishiki frames were made by Kawamura and some high end ones by Italian makers like Colnago, Olmo. Norco...
09-20-12, 07:15 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Even taking inflation into account, $2500 is way,...

Even taking inflation into account, $2500 is way, way off. My Ultimate cost me $1100 as I recall and I think got a bit of a deal because I later saw another one in a Toronto shop listed at $1400.
09-18-12, 11:35 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Congrats on the Nishiki MrWaVeS...

Congrats on the Nishiki MrWaVeS (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php/323667-MrWaVeS) ! It looks in really nice shape for one that age. Of course you should clean it and maintain it yourself. It's...
09-03-12, 09:08 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

I have an Ultimate Work Stand. Great value. They...

I have an Ultimate Work Stand. Great value. They are now marketed as "Feedback" and haven't gon up a lot in price. Example: http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/item/ULTSAQRY
09-03-12, 08:39 AM
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Posted By OLDYELLR

Compared to the huge dents put in the chain stays...

Compared to the huge dents put in the chain stays by manufacturers for tire and chainwheel clearance, this is microscopic. Nothing to worry about.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,518
Posted By OLDYELLR

I haven't been able to find that thread anymore...

I haven't been able to find that thread anymore either, but it's about 3 years old and the board has gone through some changes, so who knows. It did get quite intense on both sides. But I'm sure the...
08-26-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,115
Posted By OLDYELLR

This whole story was discussed over and over...

This whole story was discussed over and over again on this board three years ago. You may remember that the charges were eventually dropped behind closed doors after Bryant's defence team unveiled...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,518
Posted By OLDYELLR

Apparently Bryant's defence team's reams of...

Apparently Bryant's defence team's reams of contrary evidence and multitudes of witnesses that overwhelmed the prosecution, leading to dropping the charges still doesn't satisfy him. Here is an hour...
07-23-12, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,557
Posted By OLDYELLR

You don't show where you are, so I just assumed...

You don't show where you are, so I just assumed you were in North America. A lot of vendors won't even ship aerosols across the US/Canada border. Have a look in one of your local auto parts stores...
07-22-12, 08:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,139
Posted By OLDYELLR

One more idea: Drill a couple of 1/4" holes in...

One more idea: Drill a couple of 1/4" holes in the face of the cup 180 apart and make your own pin spanner with a couple of high grade 1/4" bolts threaded into a steel bar.
07-22-12, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,557
Posted By OLDYELLR

There is a product made especially for that, JP...

There is a product made especially for that, JP Weigle's Frame Saver (http://www.treefortbikes.com/product/333222339240/351/JP-Weigles-Frame-Saver-Aerosol.html)
07-22-12, 04:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,139
Posted By OLDYELLR

The OP is trying to remove the adjustable cup, so...

The OP is trying to remove the adjustable cup, so turning either way should loosen it. About the only way I can see is welding a big nut or bolt (or bar) to it, or milling (or filing) a pair of flats...
07-22-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,250
Posted By OLDYELLR

My reply was only in reference to this being the...

My reply was only in reference to this being the Classic and Vintage forum. To each his own, I suppose, since we don't have a forum for hybrid hotrod bikes. :rolleyes: I'm not altogether a zealot...
07-22-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,250
Posted By OLDYELLR

Not so much over-kill as sacrilege. Why mess up a...

Not so much over-kill as sacrilege. Why mess up a vintage bike with off-topic components?
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