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 Post subject: 1990 Nishiki Ariel
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:13 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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Hi All

Another addition to the Trebz stable. (Sold July 2014) This one has been in the loft for a while waiting for my attention.

It's not catalogue specification but it's a great example of the Nishiki Ariel in my opinion. It's not 100% complete as yet but I wanted to get it out there for you all to see. I need to replace the gear cable ferrules with steel ones and get my hands on a set of four decent bottle cage bolts.

Forgive me if I my stated year of manufacture is incorrect. Feel free to pass on your comments and corrections etc.

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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Nishiki Ariel
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 8:22 pm 
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Bike is in really nice condition (wish having mine Nishiki in that cond!), but stuff is a little bit mixed (fex: mechs, headset are younger than brakes, levers, chainset - I usually traing to keep the stuff in one era, but it's ofc only my point of view)


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Nishiki Ariel
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 11:13 pm 
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that looks so good.very nice! 8)

i likey :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Nishiki Ariel
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 11:38 pm 
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Stunning!
Sell it to me!
I give you my wife in exchange!


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Nishiki Ariel
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 6:30 am 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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azaro wrote:
Stunning!
Sell it to me!
I give you my wife in exchange!


Sell it you say, hhmm... now there's a thought.....


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Nishiki Ariel
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Wow! That's beautiful!
It looks like NOS right out of the box!
Definitely the nicest one of these I've seen.


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Nishiki Ariel
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:20 am 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Looking fantastic Richard, I was looking forward to seeing it yesterday but with you doing your best to impersonate Danny Macasill (not entirely successfully) its probably a good job you left it at home.


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Nishiki Ariel
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:30 pm 
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Just had chance to look over this, it does look nice.

will that front mech not work any lower down ?

Not a fan of the black chainset but that's me. Maybe stick a nice silver cap in the middle.


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Nishiki Ariel
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:57 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
Just had chance to look over this, it does look nice.

will that front mech not work any lower down ?

Not a fan of the black chainset but that's me. Maybe stick a nice silver cap in the middle.


The front mech is lower now, the photo's were taken before I got time to true and tweak everything.

I know what you mean about the chainset Ben, it got me for a while but it fits in with the black, silver and white look I wanted to achieve. It balances it out well I think. Plus It's the only NOS quality chainset I had around at the time. It would be a shame to hang a beat up LX or unpolished FC-M730 on it. My plan from the start was to build it with as much NOS or top quality kit fitted.


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Nishiki Ariel
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:09 pm 
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That is absolutely wicked! When i look at the frame it seems to be very fast while standing there. Just the same feeling like when you look at a Porsche. Another association which comes to my mind is a spider web. Most E-stay bikes i've seeen have large diameter tubes. This looks much more filigran and with this specific fork angle it could be Spidermans bike.
How about some black ODI grips?


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