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 Post subject: Alien SP
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:05 pm 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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Hey Arran, I'm rebuilding an Alien SP at the moment and have found that the drive side BB shell has an angled in face (where a normal BB shell is flat). This suggests to me that an unusual BB was used originally (1990), something with a flange to mate to this machining. Do any of your ACXs (which have the same front triangle) feature this?

Mr K


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:36 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Arran wrote:
Defiant wrote:
I used to own a Nishiki ACX like the first one in this topic.
Unfortunately it got stolen; i till have the original fork,..i replaced that one right away.

i want it back! :evil:


Willing to part with the fork???


i am a sentimental looser,..i have a hard time selling things,... :wink:
i will let you know,..but the chance of me selling the fork is smaller then buying a ACX again,.. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Alien SP
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:23 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
...the drive side BB shell has an angled in face (where a normal BB shell is flat). This suggests to me that an unusual BB was used originally (1990), something with a flange to mate to this machining.


Does the shell also have standard BB threads? Sounds to me like it was faced to accept a Mavic cartridge BB.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien SP
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:25 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Hey Arran, I'm rebuilding an Alien SP at the moment and have found that the drive side BB shell has an angled in face (where a normal BB shell is flat). This suggests to me that an unusual BB was used originally (1990), something with a flange to mate to this machining. Do any of your ACXs (which have the same front triangle) feature this?

Mr K


I can't comment on the b/b of the '90 ACX. I haven't had occasion to pull it out... it's NOS! :lol:

But... the b/b shell on the '91 does have a (for lack of a better term) counter sink on each side for some reason. Maybe Nishiki thought it'd be easier to start the b/b cup threading process or something equally as stupid...


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 Post subject: nishiki
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:56 pm 
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Beautiful Bike! You now need a Funk to add to your e-stay collection.


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 Post subject: Re: nishiki
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:21 am 
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FairfaxPat wrote:
Beautiful Bike! You now need a Funk to add to your e-stay collection.


I know, I know!!! Stop reminding me!

The chances of me finding one here in Australia are veeeeery slim...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:22 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Defiant wrote:
Arran wrote:
Defiant wrote:
I used to own a Nishiki ACX like the first one in this topic.
Unfortunately it got stolen; i till have the original fork,..i replaced that one right away.

i want it back! :evil:


Willing to part with the fork???


i am a sentimental looser,..i have a hard time selling things,... :wink:
i will let you know,..but the chance of me selling the fork is smaller then buying a ACX again,.. :lol:


this is the original fork that came with the frame,...

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I do not know if you still want it?,..it is not going to be cheap to ship to Australia,...:roll:


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 Post subject: bike !!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:38 pm 
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to be honest i dont really remember the nishikis, but looking at them now they are becoming top of my wanted list, any one got a frame for sale ?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:08 pm 
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Yo mistertea,

I dont have a Nishiki but i do have a frame in my collection that maybe of interest to you! :wink:

Its Cornish built, Alloy and very very rare!!! 3 built and to my knowledge one left.

Pm me, we can talk!

Cheers,Al


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beautifull bike :wink:


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