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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:59 am 
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After the Ritchey drop bar and Yeti Race proFRO projects this spring I desided not to start any new projects this season. But then I came across this interesting Richard Cunningham design Nishiki. I know Nishikis from the mid to late 80s, I had a 1986 Bushwacker and a friend of mine had the all cromo Alien. I do not know any thing about my new impulse buy. It is a Nishiki Cascade designed by Richard Cunningham and I see some resemblance between this model and the Alien, the thin seatstay tubeing, the sleek thin straignt bladed fork, the braces between the down and head tubes. Since I dont have any information on this bike and googeling didnt help me much I was hoping you could fill me in on this cool frame/fork.

What I do know; it looks race stunning, super cool features, odd 26.2 seat post size and Tange MTB 4130 Cr-Mo tubing - thats about it.

... and yes it was a nice find at only US$45,- 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:00 pm 
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nice find! I like the forks a lot too.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:32 pm 
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Looks really nice for USD$45, where did you pick it up? Were these US or Taiwan made?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:36 pm 
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that looks like it could be built into something very nice indeed.. 8)

Mega bargain.. :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:42 pm 
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John wrote:
Looks really nice for USD$45, where did you pick it up? Were these US or Taiwan made?


Hi John yes for 45,- its a scoop, and regarding the item it self... I am just as blank as you...

I have a friend in US who bought it for me and he will forward it to Norway.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:59 pm 
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Looks like this model is an 1989, AFAIK the cascade came equipped with Mountain LX so mid range perhaps.

EDIT: Here is a similar bike running its original kit (seems they got even more of a bargain):
http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=48636

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And a couple on here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=481291 http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5584


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:35 pm 
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cool as phuck.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:00 pm 
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Been there, got the t-shirt (and the drops too!) - I got a lot of stick for this but then I dont build for other people, I build for me:

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Where FATs fail:

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...drops prevailed(same spot with no falling off):

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Although my frame was huuuge, it was a very fast trail bike. I would like another.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:11 pm 
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legrandefromage cool shal we start a exclusive club ;-)

Tell me about what to wait for... how is the frame, weight, fork performance, frame stiffness etc...?

Regarding the FAT fail... pilot f**k-up I'd say :roll:

PS have that seat adjusted! ... I get upset and uncomfortable looking at seats that are not leveled, as with forks backwards ;-)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:26 pm 
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hi
big fan of old nishiki mountain bikes of all kinds. lots kicking around my part of the country. but never seen one like that. it's a keeper for sure. :)
roy


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