|Nishiki International and Fixed-gear Qs...||OneMoreBike|
May 23, 2001 4:46 PM
|Hello Bike People,
I was looking for a beater bike and bought a Nishiki International on Ebay for about $50 bucks.
I know nothing about the bike except that it has a Suntour drivetrain and Diacomp brakes. The bike is black.
Anyone know anything about Nishiki Internationals? Like what steel they were made of? How constructed? (Lugged, I hope!) Was it an all right bike for its time? Does it have eyelets for attaching racks/panniers?
If the bike is a mechanical mess, I may turn it into a fixed gear. (as far as I know only the rear wheel needs replacing... the rest is supposed to be in working order.)
Which brings me to another question... Anyone order a "flip-flop" hub or entire wheel from Sheldon Brown for their singlespeed bike? I want to be able to have both options: freewheel and fixed gear. What did it cost you? Anyone else find a cheap alternative for a dual purpose rear wheel?
Thanks a lot guys,