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10-13-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By roccobike

Yup! That's a 1988. For a lower end bike it has...

Yup! That's a 1988. For a lower end bike it has a very nice ride, just a little heavy. I have the identical bike, but slightly smaller frame.
Here's mine after just a few (lol) mods.
I like...
09-20-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,420
Posted By roccobike

For $30, you did great. An old Trek rigid for,...

For $30, you did great. An old Trek rigid for, MTB would have been high my list for your needs so I really like your choice. It's a personal thing, but I always leave the FD and a triple crank on...
09-11-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By roccobike

Thank you for the responses. Now I know what I...

Thank you for the responses. Now I know what I have to do. Also, thanks for anticipating the question about the threads. That would have been my next question once I got passed the adapter...
11-18-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,097
Posted By roccobike

I have a Trek 770 that still has the original...

I have a Trek 770 that still has the original Suntour Superbe friction shifters and the Superbe derailers running 8 speed using older Ksyrium SL wheels. Works great. It's the only bike I've left as...
11-06-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 20,553
Posted By roccobike

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/nishiki_medalist_44ba9ef15ec81381797953a0d518c2c7ac8bde73.jpg
At one time I was really into Nishiki, had 10 or 12 of them at one time....
11-06-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,323
Posted By roccobike

You're gonna love this story. I had a similar...

You're gonna love this story. I had a similar experience a while back. I list a bike on CL and get a response, a dude says he wants to see the bike. We set up a meeting and I show up at the agreed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,165
Posted By roccobike

On my two main riders, I use DA and love it. On...

On my two main riders, I use DA and love it. On my rain bike and MUP rider I use 105 shifters with Ultegra crank and rear derailer. Truth be told, there's very little difference between the DA and...
06-08-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,575
Posted By roccobike

My Mirella Is Going In A Museum, How Cool Is That

I picked up a Mirella from a fellow biker several years ago. Over time I corrected the minor issues that kept the bike off the road, but once made road worthy, it never became one of my favorites....
08-07-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,012
Posted By roccobike

So Why Not Centurion??

Many of the old brand names have been resurrected by new owners. Schwinn is marketed by Dorel, although some wish they wouldn't considering some of the low end offerings. Nishiki, one of my ATFs is...
10-20-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,290
Posted By roccobike

I like wool, but I'm strictly a vintage guy. In...

I like wool, but I'm strictly a vintage guy. In addition to the orange jersey, I have a white Suntour/Nishiki wool jersey. Really toasty warm. ...
03-14-10, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 100,420
Posted By roccobike

IMHO, Exage is just as reliable as the upper...

IMHO, Exage is just as reliable as the upper level Shimano groups. Not as attractive and the cranks are a little heavier. I paid $8 for an old Schwinn beater that had been upgraded with an Exage...
Replies: 9
Views: 14,807
Posted By roccobike

The point to be made is the Modulus is pretty far...

The point to be made is the Modulus is pretty far up the Nishiki food chain. As I recall its about 4th out of nine bikes in 88. As a Nishiki fan, I've picked up Nishikis and other brands of bikes...
05-10-09, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,562
Posted By roccobike

Here are two of mine. A third will soon be in...

Here are two of mine. A third will soon be in the mail. I've got some others but I'm not sure if they're vintage.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm215/roccobike_2008/NishikiJerseys.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20,579
Views: 4,832,150
Posted By roccobike

This mid 1980s Nishiki Medalist. Tange 1 frame,...

This mid 1980s Nishiki Medalist. Tange 1 frame, Suntour Cyclone M-II derailers, Suntour Superbe brakes, Sugino Aero Mighty cranks, Araya 700C rims. Now the rebuild process starts....
02-08-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,075
Posted By roccobike

Nishiki Medalist, Searching Yardsales Pays Off!

Last Friday night, I responded to a yard sale ad on CL that listed a Nishiki "race bike" for sale at a Saturday yard sale. No Pics. I called the guy and he said he wanted $125, didn't know the model....
01-30-09, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 1,011,491
Posted By roccobike

Jim G, One minor correction. Your Sport frame is...

Jim G, One minor correction. Your Sport frame is a 1987 Sport. The Pinkish colored insert on the downtube decal says "Sport Series". I can't read it in the pic, but I know that's what it says....
02-21-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 1,011,491
Posted By roccobike

The first Nishiki road bike I found was this...

The first Nishiki road bike I found was this Sport. I believe I found this about a year ago, just before I picked up the Century I previously posted. I believe this to be a 83 Sport. At the time,...
02-03-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,050
Posted By roccobike

+1, The Concours is a fully lugged 10 speed with...

+1, The Concours is a fully lugged 10 speed with decent Suntour/Shimano mix of components, Avocet saddle and alloy rims. It's comparable to a Motobecane Super Mirage or Raleigh Grand Prix from the...
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