1984 nishiki new build

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1984 nishiki new build

Postby jks » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:28 am

Hi all. just putting this out for you to look at... it was a 1984 Nishiki Olympic purchased for $25... i know about the quick release on the rear!!!! lol

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b51 ... hoto_1.jpg
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby jks » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:37 am

more pics

"http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/user/allder1/library/1984%20nashiki"
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby Dan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:51 am

jks wrote:i know about the quick release on the rear


I rode SS (not fixed) on a QR for ages.....
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby jks » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:11 pm

any dramas?
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby cray- » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:34 pm

Personally I wouldn't have re-painted the frame, the chrome fork tips looked particularly nice but each to their own.

I had some drama fitting a newer wheetset with fancy QR skewers to my Nishiki, the semi-horizontal dropouts allow the wheel to slip forward under heavy load when using exposed cam skewers. These skewers are fine on newer bikes as they generally have vertical dropouts so the axle can't move backward or forward. The solution is to stick with enclosed cam skewers, they will torque up a bit tighter and generally have more bite to them. Not as sexy but much safer. I'm running them on my junker train station SS conversion, no problems at all, even pushing 52/16. Fixed is a different kettle of fish.

I'll let Sheldon explain & illustrate the differences between the two types of skewers: http://sheldonbrown.com/skewers.html
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby Dan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:45 pm

jks wrote:any dramas?


none. semi horizontal dropouts.
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby jks » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:34 pm

Cheers mate

that was the first ride that i did up and if the chance come up again i would keep the frame as is.
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby jks » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:35 pm

thanks for the advice and input re your wheels
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby Dan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:19 pm

double post ftw
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby Dan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:19 pm

jks wrote:Cheers mate

that was the first ride that i did up and if the chance come up again i would keep the frame as is.


I think everyone's first build is like this - I had a lovely Apollo Delta (say what you will) from which I denuded all bosses, attachments, etc., single speeded the crap out of it in true student fashion, rode for a few more years, realised gears were invented for a reason and sold for much less than it was worth. It was a fantastic frame. C'est la vie - it could've been worse. You could have bullhorned a set of vintage Cinelli bars.... o_O ...but that's a story for another day.
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby WestcoastPete » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Here's the current iteration of my 1983 Nishiki Olympic 12

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It's my favourite bike, which is lucky because it's also my everyday bike. It was originally designed for 27" wheels, which has allowed me to fit 700c wheels with 35mm tyres and SKS Longboards. The front rack was an experiment - a very successful one - but would need to be set up with better lower rack spacers than the fender stays if I was to tour with it.

Great work on fixing up a bike like this; they're much better used than scrapped...
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:17 pm

WestcoastPete wrote:Here's the current iteration of my 1983 Nishiki Olympic 12

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It's my favourite bike, which is lucky because it's also my everyday bike. It was originally designed for 27" wheels, which has allowed me to fit 700c wheels with 35mm tyres and SKS Longboards. The front rack was an experiment - a very successful one - but would need to be set up with better lower rack spacers than the fender stays if I was to tour with it.

Great work on fixing up a bike like this; they're much better used than scrapped...


Brings a tear to my eye. My Olympic 12 died recently. I had done about 30,000km on it in the past 5 years. It was my always faithful commuter. Even when the seat tube broke away from the BB, it still got me 20km home.

BTW, if anyone wants some nishiki forks, they can have them.
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby find_bruce » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:35 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:BTW, if anyone wants some nishiki forks, they can have them.

Let me guess "one careful owner, rarely ridden" :)
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:47 pm

find_bruce wrote:
bigfriendlyvegan wrote:BTW, if anyone wants some nishiki forks, they can have them.

Let me guess "one careful owner, rarely ridden" :)


Actually, I was the second owner.
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby munga » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:57 am

WestcoastPete wrote:Here's the current iteration of my 1983 Nishiki Olympic 12

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that's such an NT picture, WCP. red dust, bamboo, and a tinny. :)
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby jks » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:47 am

She is awesome mate
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby WestcoastPete » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:56 am

That's my version of the garage door shot. The tinny is usually parked around the back, but is for reluctant sale at the moment. Gotta shift South...

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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby cray- » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:01 am

I am never one to shy away from a "show us your Nishiki" thread, so here's mine.

As purchased for $50 off eBay:
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All cleaned up, missing toe straps & brake hoods:
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700c wheel upgrade, current setup (after fork debacle):
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OK ok, so it's got Repco stickers, but whatever.
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Re: 1984 nishiki new build

Postby cray- » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:02 am

WestcoastPete wrote:Here's the current iteration of my 1983 Nishiki Olympic 12

Is that the original paint or did you get replacement decals after a respray?
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