First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby sbc_runnerkit » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:06 am

on ebay mate... After rode and skidded for a month, the wheelset still rolling perfectly. I am really happy that i can get this good quality wheels.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby .isaac. » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:40 am

haha
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby BLU_FZ! » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:54 pm

Quality,Ebay and STARS should never be used in the same statement
"Him"-You do realize that you now own one of the rarest of all high end Nishikis ever produced?"Me"-But its still a Repco mate
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby nathann » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:32 pm

BLU_FZ! wrote:Quality,Ebay and STARS should never be used in the same statement


Word.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby sbc_runnerkit » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:39 am

BLU_FZ! wrote:Quality,Ebay and STARS should never be used in the same statement

ok... :shock:
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby aaron » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:28 pm

Runnerkit what we/they are saying is 'You always get what you pay for!'
This is true in a lot of cases when it comes to bike parts and certainly true when it comes to rims and hubs (wheels).
Well made hubs with strong threads, laced to solid rims will cost more than what you paid for your Star Wheels.
If they sold them to you for that amount imagine what they obviously cost originally? Someone has to make a profit.
You're wheels will suit your riding until you become better, work those bike parts harder and need something to suit how you want to ride.

I'm 40 and I like old sh*t and old bike parts. My commuter was built in 1956. I'm pretty sure Star Wheels won't still be rolling in 54 years.

Hope you're riding is improving.
Ps how's the paint sticking to your chainring and cranks? Still look alright?
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby elStado » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:54 pm

Looks alright for a first build, I certainly learnt a thing or two while reading through this thread.

Good effort sbc, let us know how it fares as you use it.

I think I might get my project bike sandblasted then powdercoated, spray painting is costly, time consuming and inconsistent.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby uMP2k » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:13 pm

hope you didn't throw out that nishiki head badge - rare enough things in Australia where most Nishiki frames were sold as Repcos.

If you still have it and want to put it back where it belongs, clear silicon is the business (the type they use for fish tanks, etc) just a bit on the back of the badge and it should stick to the head tube with no worries.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby nathann » Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:51 am

So, sbc_runnerkit has put his bike up on Gumtree for $600. Link: http://perth.gumtree.com.au/c-Stuff-for ... Z251102395

Worth it? Just curious.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby aaron » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:27 am

Hahahahahahaha that's hilarious!!!!!!
I'd pay $60.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby nathann » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:04 pm

Haha, so I'm not the only one!
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby darkhorse75 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:14 pm

Aw, cmon guys it has 750cc tyres and foot paddle holders.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby nathann » Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:48 pm

darkhorse75 wrote:Aw, cmon guys it has 750cc tyres and foot paddle holders.


And it has Quando hubs AND this: "Chain crank 42T x flip flop hub18T".

Anyway, it's up to 700 AUD! :lol:
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby PeteV » Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:54 pm

That's almost as bad value for money as the guy who was selling a visp with Giant stickers running stars with Spynergy stickers on them for $2500 on the 'bay. I thought the idea was to drop the price when it hadn't sold, not raise it!
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby BLU_FZ! » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:09 pm

The f_cker should be goal for even attepmting to rip someone off with that price.I reckon he only spent $200 in total.Some goose from Fremantle will grab it
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby BLU_FZ! » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:11 pm

uMP2k wrote:hope you didn't throw out that nishiki head badge - rare enough things in Australia where most Nishiki frames were sold as Repcos.

If you still have it and want to put it back where it belongs, clear silicon is the business (the type they use for fish tanks, etc) just a bit on the back of the badge and it should stick to the head tube with no worries.


The only think that was worth keeping was the head badge,before and after
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby nathann » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:33 pm

From rough calculations and guessing, it was probably around $300 spent on it.
And then selling for more than double the price. How strange.

Besides, you could probably make a way more decent bike using $700. :S
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby elStado » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:36 pm

nathann wrote:From rough calculations and guessing, it was probably around $300 spent on it.
And then selling for more than double the price. How strange.

Besides, you could probably make a way more decent bike using $700. :S


You could buy a newly built flip flop fixie for $500.. with your choice of colours.

Old mate is dreaming asking that much for it.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby Stovepipe » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:01 pm

what the eff is a foot paddle holder????
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby sbc_runnerkit » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:59 pm

Hi everyone,

So far my bike still rolling great and the print and the print still fine.
And I got something to say.
Yes, my post on gumtree is a bit wrong, and the price is not resonable. :roll:
Because the ad was posted by my girl, and she has just misleading what I told her.
I changed already guys.
And please don't think I am that crazy :cry: ......thank you.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby aaron » Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:37 pm

^so you got my text?!?!?

It's still a rip-off at $500
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby virtuallyjohnny » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:49 pm

I am looking for a fixie / SS and not sure which to choose from...

a brand new masi speciale fixed for $549 (see http://www.tbe.com.au/product151358/detail/)
OR
a cobbled together nishiki...

But seriously, I am looking for a bike, which is a better choice:
Apollo Salt 2010 $499
Cell Mallet 2 $399
Mongoose Maurice $499

The Masi mentioned above is a 51cm, I need a 56cm. I am thinking the Cell is the way to go, unless I decide to go with the Salt and its bullhorns.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby Kingfisher » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:59 am

I personally wouldn't pay that much for his bike, but hey, if he gets what he is asking for it then good luck to him. If someone is prepared to pay that much for his bike its not our concern. Buyer beware applies in every situation.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby sbc_runnerkit » Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:11 am

Thanks kingfisher.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby aaron » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:15 am

Kingfisher wrote:I personally wouldn't pay that much for his bike, but hey, if he gets what he is asking for it then good luck to him. If someone is prepared to pay that much for his bike its not our concern. Buyer beware applies in every situation.


Well it's unethical and therefore is a concern to me.
How would you feel Kingfisher if you bought this bike for $500-700 and it was worth less than $300 because you didn't know any different?
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