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Finally finished my Nishiki build -Pics inside

Old 12-07-08, 05:57 PM
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Finally finished my Nishiki build -Pics inside

So it was my grampas old Nishiki. A 5spd with cruiser style bars and the original 27's. Original color was a deep metallic blue. The bike was in great shape, but just lots of surface rust which easily came off after sanding and getting it sand blasted. It has a Nitto Pearl Stem with Nitto B123 track drop's, a Sugino crankset, Shimano BB, Deep V style wheels with black anodized braking surface and Bontrager Race Lites, a Tektro front brake with lever, Bontrager seat and bar tape, KMC chain, and a polished Tange headset. I am overall very happy with the way the bike came out. I put of lot of time and money into it and for my first build, I am a happy camper. Let me know what ya'll think!! Oh well it looks like I can only get one on due to the size...ill try to resize some later on.

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Old 12-07-08, 06:01 PM
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Not feeling the pink but nice ride.

You need to post some drive side pics.
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A couple more...I cant quite figure out why they are so big... hmm
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Old 12-07-08, 06:13 PM
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not too shabby.
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Old 12-07-08, 06:18 PM
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Thanks guys. What do you think the Portland market would pay for her? Dont wanna sell but just for future reference. And i have a bet with my brother about how much I could get out of it.
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I like it! Please, get some foot retention though, just for safety.
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Lol, you mean get some straps right? Or anything like clipless, etc.
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are those wheels from a Trek Soho-s?

just curious.
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And yes, get some foot retention and this looks like a good conversion.
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Yeah, thats what I have been trying to figure out....I dont know what brand of wheel they are. I got them fro ma bike mechanic as is with freewheel, cog, tubes, tires already installed. My brother just told me they looked a lot like the ones on his new trek roadbike...any other guesses? The only thing is o nt he rear wheels and it just says ETRTO which is like the European Tyre and something organization....they are super light and look great however lol.
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