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 Post subject: Early Nishiki Alien
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:45 am 
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Still get more juiced up about cooking bikes like this £84 Cunningham-penned Alien from 1990, than the ultimate, boutiqued and the elite. Maybe it's defined by my smaller than the average bear wallet?!

Reckon it will look good with my spare Switchblades...

Neil

BTW. When did gussetry officially start?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:23 pm 
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nice rig, esp for the price :)

cunninghams using gussets in 88.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:27 am 
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Like that, I would say MORE NISHIKI HERE! :twisted:

Great bike man!

I think they used the frame's that where left when the newer Alien was out for the first Ariels and later Cascade's. I saw a Ariel on the net with the same brake brases under the rearframe as your Alien but that one was newer...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:28 am 
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Grobbebol wrote:
Like that, I would say MORE NISHIKI HERE! :twisted:

Great bike man!

I think they used the frame's that where left when the newer Alien was out for the first Ariels and later Cascade's. I saw a Ariel on the net with the same brake brases under the rearframe as your Alien but that one was newer...


I had a '90 Ariel (the year after this Alien) and the frame was definitely not the same. The Alien is made of Tange Prestige and the Ariel is made of 4130, a fair bit heavier and beefier tuding sizes. Loved that bike...

Mr Kawasaki, what was the shipping from the US out of interest? I asked the guy you bought the Alien from what it would cost to get it to Australia but I think he considered it all too hard. To the victor go the spoils...

Here's my (NOS) '90 Alien ACX. I still need the '89 Alien.


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 Post subject: Tit bits for the Alien
PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:37 pm 
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Tiny things please my tiny mind! Just arrived - NOS Tioga Farmer Johns and Mud Dawgs, plus some appropriately coloured chainring bolts. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Early Nishiki Alien
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 9:23 am 
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My first post-retro import from 2006 - here's what it looks like these days....


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 9:29 am 
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Glad you elected not to change the forks 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Early Nishiki Alien
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:40 pm 
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GG - thought of you when I acquired these CDs recently... ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7TKUEzpyiQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLShRNbmN4I


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Must be near impossible to get a bottle out of that cage.


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