Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: OLDYELLR
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 1.11 seconds.
02-05-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 55,902
Posted By OLDYELLR

The best known Windsor bicycle is the Windsor...

The best known Windsor bicycle is the Windsor Profesional, made in Mexico.

https://www.bikeforums.net/21202925-post83.html



In 1972 Eddy Merckx set the hour record on a Colnago badged as a...
11-07-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
Posted By OLDYELLR

From the 1983 Canadian catalogue, ...

From the 1983 Canadian catalogue,

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x671/nishiki10_6693d4712875c887da6f2aae17a566a17a29ac3e.jpg
04-30-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
Posted By OLDYELLR

@gnavs,...

@gnavs, (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/gnavs-391593.html)
27 x 1-1/4 was the popular high performance clincher tire since the 1950s and I remember you could get them in department stores no so...
04-14-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
Posted By OLDYELLR

offwhite here is a page from the Canadian 1983...

offwhite here is a page from the Canadian 1983 Nishiki catalogue of the Olympic for reference.

...
02-22-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,376
Posted By OLDYELLR

@79pmooney...

@79pmooney (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/79pmooney-392125.html) Glad you brought up tons. I grew up with a ton being 2240 pounds, also known as the long ton or imperial ton. It derives from the...
02-22-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,376
Posted By OLDYELLR

I voted imperial, but "both" should have been a...

I voted imperial, but "both" should have been a choice. I hope this poll wasn't meant just for U.S. Americans. As a Canadian, I can attest to using both systems, but generally we use a bit more...
11-03-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By OLDYELLR

I've made many cables for bikes and motorcycles....

I've made many cables for bikes and motorcycles. If you fray the end of the cable after threading it through the end and turn the strands back in on themselves, or insert a small tack, it will hold...
11-02-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By OLDYELLR

Yes it's safe, but being smaller, it will wear...

Yes it's safe, but being smaller, it will wear the hole in the lever faster. BITD made my own cables, re-using the ends. But you have to know how to solder and form the cable ends so they hold.
11-01-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,623
Posted By OLDYELLR

Here is a good comparison of modern paint...

Here is a good comparison of modern paint strippers.
https://youtu.be/QqaMmqaCaUo
06-29-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 23,636
Posted By OLDYELLR

It has not been phased out for high end steel...

It has not been phased out for high end steel road bikes. But aluminum welding technology got so good and adaptable to automation, that the mass market switched to that, especially for MTBs. And then...
05-29-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
Posted By OLDYELLR

In fact the book was a birthday gift I had...

In fact the book was a birthday gift I had suggested. While it's a nice enough book, the biggest flaw for me is that there is no index so you have to browse it line by line to find anything and it...
05-28-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
Posted By OLDYELLR

I bought the book. Very pretty. I wanted it...

I bought the book. Very pretty. I wanted it because I have a couple of Nishikis. Not particularly helpful but okay.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,408
Posted By OLDYELLR

I'm dismayed that this thread ended over 3 years...

I'm dismayed that this thread ended over 3 years ago. But I may as well throw in my 2 cents.

I got a set of rollers over 30 years ago ($120 at the LBS). I spent time on them, but never really...
07-16-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,381
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 9
Views: 2,055
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 24
Views: 6,676
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: 6,676
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
Replies: 24
Views: 6,676
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
Replies: 24
Views: 6,676
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
Views: 498
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
Replies: 5
Views: 498
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
Replies: 5
Views: 498
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 17
Views: 10,381
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
Replies: 65
Views: 10,329
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
Replies: 65
Views: 10,329
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 98
Views: 7,986
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
Replies: 98
Views: 7,986
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 168
Views: 49,087
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,840
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...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.