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Old 03-16-2012, 09:27 AM
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Matt - it's an old junker.
It's a nice enough beater in this case, made in Japan. But that is not a desirable old frame. Had it been a higher end model maybe, but this was made when Nishiki was trying to increase market share and shot for the mass market dept store market. Straight gauge tubing, stamped drop outs, ham fisted butt welds. The Nishiki bikes that hold value are generally lugged using triple butted tubing (typically Tange but sometimes Columbus) and would have a rear derailleur hanger instead of the co-located one like this. Looking for models like the Competitor, Cervino, International, Olympic, Sport or Tourist.

Oh, I forgot. After you townie it up, this is mandatory:

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:19 AM
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Thanks, guys. I'll clean it up, lube the chain, and ride it.
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