18,726 • Here’s my Nishiki, fixed and loving it. This is the perfect bike for late night runs to the store for pie. This bike is part of the family for now, but it will be adopted by my homeboy “G’natey of Chitown” in a couple months, so you’ll see it gracing the windy skreets of Sausageville soon, as he cruises to grab a couple Devil Dogs from the local Meatselecta.
Noteworthy features include: -The star-shaped chain tensioner. -And the “custom” 15mm wrench poised for action on the seatstay bridge. Just loosen the little cut-down QR lever and put the wrench on the hub’s axle nut, step on the end of the wrench with your foot, loosen the axle nut. Easy now, it’s just for fun and a little practicality. -Carbon fiber saddle; more comfy than it looks.
FULL DETAILS: (some “Unknown” bargin bin parts in here….) -Old Nishiki Century Frame, Yard Sale Find. -Old “Unknown” Carbon Fork. -AheadSet. -Nashbar Bullhorn Bars. -Nashbar Sealed Flip-Flop Hub, and Matching Nashbar Front Hub. -DT SWISS Spokes and Nips. -Mavic MA3 Rims. -“Unknown” Seatpost. -“Unknown” Rigid Carbon Fiber Saddle. -Kenda Kontender Tires 700×23. -StrongLight Gold Chainring. -Problem Solvers Chainring Bolts. -Nashbar 175mm Road Crank w/ISIS Drive. -Nashbar ISIS Bottom Bracket. -Speedplay Pedals. -SRAM PCS-1 Chain. -“Unknown” Blue Star Chain Tensioner. -Shimano 105 Front Brake. -Shimano DuraAce Brake Cable. -Tektro In-line Brake Lever. -Cane Creek Carbon Fiber Time Trial Brake Lever. -Fake Leather Bar Tape. -Carbon Fiber Stem. -Carbon Fiber Bottle Cage.