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Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,088
Posted By roccobike

I have an Align helmet. It can be used for...

I have an Align helmet. It can be used for either MTB or road as the visor unclips easily. Just my opinion but I wouldn't do a road bike ride with a visor. For me, it became a problem affecting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-23, 09:26 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,381
Posted By roccobike

I'm in total, complete agreement. I just...

I'm in total, complete agreement.
I just replaced my ancient Tarmac with a slightly newer, used bike, but instead of the low end of the Tarmac line-up I went all the way to the 11R, S-Works bike. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-23, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By roccobike

Nice looking bike! Great recovery job.

Nice looking bike! Great recovery job.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,135
Posted By roccobike

Nope, ...

Nope,
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03-09-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 13,515
Posted By roccobike

All I have to say is somewhere Suntour and...

All I have to say is somewhere Suntour and Microshift are celebrating watching their replacement parts sales skyrocket.
The demand for the old stuff will be so large, someone (or maybe two or...
03-09-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,050
Posted By roccobike

IMHO, take away age of the bike and the answer to...

IMHO, take away age of the bike and the answer to your question is Yes, all of the above.
Age of the bike is not a factor. One of my fastest bikes is a 1999 Lemond Zurich, but all of the...
10-13-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
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: 5,296
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: 1,588
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: 50
Views: 13,040
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: 46
Views: 29,883
Posted By roccobike

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

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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: 13,579
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: 8,907
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: 3,113
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: 79
Views: 10,795
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: 3,823
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: 106,989
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: 15,884
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: 2,051
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
02-22-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,671
Views: 1,119,242
Posted By roccobike

Bill, You and I are twins! I've had this a few...

Bill, You and I are twins! I've had this a few months now and never seem to find time to clean it or ride it. I thnik our two bikes are the same size.
I've since acquired a 85 International and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21,222
Views: 5,120,794
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: 3,334
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: 2,671
Views: 1,119,242
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....
01-02-09, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 862,532
Posted By roccobike

I picked up this Cannondale SR400 that the...

I picked up this Cannondale SR400 that the original owner decided to make into his own version of a hybrid.
BEFORE:...
12-25-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,671
Views: 1,119,242
Posted By roccobike

This is a 1983 Nishiki Sebring. The Sebring fit...

This is a 1983 Nishiki Sebring. The Sebring fit in the Nishiki line-up between the Sport and the Custom Sport. It had three improvements compared to the Sport. The main tubes on the frame are all...
02-21-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2,671
Views: 1,119,242
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: 7,938
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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