can any one help identify this bike

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88premis

Look Ma, No Hands!
was given to me by a friend at first I thought it was a colnago from pics but when i got its not and some dip poop painted it with a fix can I’m wondering can any one tell what this was it’s a super light steel frame.

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all riders

Finally riding a big boys bike
Hmm, looking like a mix of available parts. What does that crank arm say? what's the rear derailleur? I'm gonna age it as late 70's maybe 1980 and say that something about it says England. What are rims, hubs, and the rear dropouts are probably marked also. If you can see the outside of BB cups, look for numbers--35 x 1 would be a French bike. 36-24 would be Italian. 1.375 x 24 is gonna be english, Japanese. It has some nice touches
 

88premis

Look Ma, No Hands!
thanks i will check that tomorrow morn
Hmm, looking like a mix of available parts. What does that crank arm say? what's the rear derailleur? I'm gonna age it as late 70's maybe 1980 and say that something about it says England. What are rims, hubs, and the rear dropouts are probably marked also. If you can see the outside of BB cups, look for numbers--35 x 1 would be a French bike. 36-24 would be Italian. 1.375 x 24 is gonna be english, Japanese. It has some nice touches
Hmm, looking like a mix of available parts. What does that crank arm say? what's the rear derailleur? I'm gonna age it as late 70's maybe 1980 and say that something about it says England. What are rims, hubs, and the rear dropouts are probably marked also. If you can see the outside of BB cups, look for numbers--35 x 1 would be a French bike. 36-24 would be Italian. 1.375 x 24 is gonna be english, Japanese. It has some nice touches
 

all riders

Finally riding a big boys bike
Well definitely a frankenbike. Somebody tried to put quality parts of any and every kind onto that frame. So Suntour dropouts would show up on some European stuff from the time period I mentioned. (Raleigh super course had them in about 77). BUT, I don't think it's from Europe, I think it's a 1980 NISHIKI INTERNATIONAL. It is an interesting example of a bike built in a pivotal moment. On the one hand, there are the "fancy" (Nervex copy) lugs that want to keep the bike in the 70's. BUT then there are the brazed cable guides of newer machines. And of course, the Suntour dropouts and Tange fork-relative new-comers to the scene. As the name International implies they were trying for a Euro look. Within a couple of years, pretty much all Japanese lugs would be fairly plain but sleek and good looking in there own way.. If I'm right about the frame(most certainly could be wrong), I would think the frame would be of pretty good value to fans of Japanese stuff. The Araya rim is possibly original. The crank was probably Sugino, and the rear derailleur was Suntour Cyclone,
 

88premis

Look Ma, No Hands!
the gold arrow shifters are so cool looking bummed 1 side is missing i’m looking up nishikis to see if i can get any good pics of the lugs thanks so much for info
 

88premis

Look Ma, No Hands!
well it’s definitely in Shiki and I’m looking at an international on eBay and it looks the same

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88premis

Look Ma, No Hands!
and I think you’re right about the international wondering what made them switch from the sun tour to the dura ace

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all riders

Finally riding a big boys bike
Well I doubt Switch is the right way to look at it. The bike was probably out of use for years. Parts probably got taken for other builds(the Cyclone derailleur is the first thing I'd take). More than likely, in this latest Fixie/roadbike craze, some college kid built that from the frame up.
 

all riders

Finally riding a big boys bike
your bike is newer, You'll see in that photo that the cable guides are clamp-on, and they will be that style on the top tube(rear brake) as well. The 1980 International still had the same lugs, but all braze-on guides.
 

Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
70s nishiki ? this pic is from a 1974

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I'll be dammed. That is, on the Blue Yama I'd posted earlier today, with this lug, my 1st guess was: " Nishiki bell keeps ringing. Yet, IDK why because, actually, i have no clue to base who did it. ".. But here's the thing; I got zero history caring much in lugs except, tiny even here, but, whatever I may have seen in a moment or two here and, like 5 year ago at the good will. Yet no reason to have come up I. D.-ing 0r even associating that Yama's lug with Nishiki. I got nothing as to why. WTF? Thanks @88premis for finding that, confirmed my; 'who knows why 'suspicion, which relives me of long term subconscious curiosity thanks to the Yama thread. o_O

IDK but, I must have seen one and only 1 around mid 70.s and liked the lugs but, that would have been so brief; only a few minutes. I mean, I was a loner, no groups or other riders, just myself on my 10 speed, transportation and occasional long distance, up too 40 mile away tour or pleasure runs. . . weird. :coldsweat::D

A plus mark for this lug design, apparently, unforgettable. :cool: ;)
 
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88premis

Look Ma, No Hands!
well I think I’ve decided after all this I’m going to sandblast the frame and part the rest of the bike out I also just got a hold of older fernze that needs some love so my plan is to use the parts of this one to fix that one and then sell the rest
 
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