Nishiki Olympic 12 with Sugino parts

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Old 08-07-03, 07:01 AM
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Nishiki Olympic 12 with Sugino parts

Found one of these discarded in the trash. There were two other bikes with it along with many narrow alu tires and rims. I un-bent the forks and conditioned the tires (ArmourAll). It even had a working Cateye. Anyway, I am unable to find any info on this bike or distributers. I was just wondering what kind of quality it is. Rides great and only weighs 24lb with tools and pump. Very tall frame- seat is totally down and I'm 5'11". Anyone heard of this bike MFG?
 
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Old 08-07-03, 05:43 PM
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Nishiki Olympic 12 with Sugino parts

I remember Nishiki from the early 90's with the Richard Cuninham (Mantis founder) designed Alien series of MTB's. From what I can gather the Olympic is a fairly old rig. What components are on it other than Sugino cranks?
Nishiki is now a mostly European bike line as they fizzled out of the U.S. market some years ago. They can still be found on the net at:
http://www.nishiki.com/
 
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Old 08-08-03, 05:25 AM
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This bike was strange. I will re-check parts but I needed to pull all the brake parts off at the wheels because the pad-mounts off the brake fixtures did not reach down far enough to reach standard rims. It was like they were made for larger diameter wheels. Stared at it for the longest time.... Have any idea if there were larger-than-normal diameter wheels&tires&tubes at some point? It seemed to be the only explanation > other than some strange plan where the shoe was designed to stop the tire and not contact the rim ??!! Question > I have always recalled wanting a tall frame... and this one (as prev noted) is so tall, the seat is bottomed out. Result is that the handlebars are high. Seems that it may not be best for wind position regarding posture but for one who has biked little, it seems more comfortable. Care to comment? Question > Cateyes : Can you get the part that attaches to the spokes separately? I have 2 full bar mounts but only one rim part. I sure appreciate your replies... and wonder what you ride/own for bikes.
 
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Old 08-08-03, 06:32 PM
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[B Have any idea if there were larger-than-normal diameter wheels&tires&tubes at some point? It seemed to be the only explanation > other than some strange plan where the shoe was designed to stop the tire and not contact the rim ??!![/B]
For that age of bike it is more likely that it used 27" wheels, and the brakes were just badly out of adjustment.

[/B][/QUOTE]Question > I have always recalled wanting a tall frame... and this one (as prev noted) is so tall, the seat is bottomed out. Result is that the handlebars are high. Seems that it may not be best for wind position regarding posture but for one who has biked little, it seems more comfortable. Care to comment?[/B][/QUOTE]

For a road bike the ideal top tube clearance for safety would be 1 1/2" min. The stem which is probably a quill stem can be set down a bit if not already done, if so then that is your position.

[/B][/QUOTE]Question > Cateyes : Can you get the part that attaches to the spokes separately? I have 2 full bar mounts but only one rim part. I sure appreciate your replies... and wonder what you ride/own for bikes. [/B][/QUOTE]

Yes you can obtain the spoke magnet separately most any LBS icluding myself can readily and easily get them. As for what I ride well you can go here to see:http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?threadid=30183
 
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