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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:29 am 
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Front forks makers mark AKISU, I have come to the conclusion it is a Nishiki Pinnacle, apparently the same as the Alien but with Suntour components.

http://bikes.aberrance.com/pinnacle/201 ... age_2.html


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 7:25 am 
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Bicycle Addict wrote:
Front forks makers mark AKISU, I have come to the conclusion it is a Nishiki Pinnacle, apparently the same as the Alien but with Suntour components.

http://bikes.aberrance.com/pinnacle/201 ... age_2.html
In 7 years of collecting Nishiki e-stays, I've never seen one with those little bars connecting the seatstays and chainstays (do they have a name?) being curved to match the curvature of the rear tire like that. All mine are straight tubing.

I don't think it's a Nishiki Pinnacle; I think it's much rarer (and thus much more valuable) than that. Nishiki is a 'big name' brand (LARGE company) and they made A LOT of bikes, whereas I think your bike was built by a boutique-type builder with a low production run, so there probably aren't too many of them out there. If I were you, I'd get it sandblasted and either painted or powdercoated to preserve it for now, and perhaps do a proper restoration after you discover its true identity. Does it have a serial number stamped into the BB? Knowing what that number is might help you to make a determination as to its 'pedigree'.

Here's my Nishiki Pinnacle:


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 3:42 pm 
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incorrigable, thanks for the response, so the mystery continues.

I have now stripped frame completely, also the serial number which is. T8911 on one side of BB shell then 0135 on the other side of the BB shell.


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just getting this ready for Mayhem next month

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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:28 pm 
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Thanks for the warning! I'll bring some glue! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:05 pm 
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Just dragged this out of the shed,to get a idea and value? About to rat it and chop it up.Then thought it was a odd frame,and maybe better to keep it as is.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:33 pm 
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Funkme wrote:
Just dragged this out of the shed,to get a idea and value? About to rat it and chop it up.Then thought it was a odd frame,and maybe better to keep it as is.
Can't quite tell from this angle - is that a single tube coming from the chainstays and going from the seat tube to the down tube? Can you post another pic from a different angle? Thanks.


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