Monday, April 14, 2014

1993 Nishiki FS3

An awesome find. This is a one-owner bike for the last 20 years.

Condition was not bad but rust was starting to form on the rear triangle.

The front and rear shocks were both defective.

It came with a Shimano Deore LX group set.

The shifters works well, nice and smooth.

The original Rock Shox. It can be repaired but I decided to find an exact replacement.

Shimano Deore LX cantilever brakes. Simple and effective. In spite of being kept in a closed area, you can see the damage done by the environment.

Rusty bolts were all replaced or refurbished if no exact replacement could be found. The unique aspect of the bike is the rectangular tubing.

1" headset. This was definitely replaced.

 The badge is nice.

The rear shock was replaced but an exact replacement could not be found.

Rust! Removing them in the joints was a real chore.

The front derailleur was polished back to its original condition but some of the damage could still be seen.

Same goes for the rear derailleur.

All the brake pads were replaced with Shimano XTR pads.

The original Vetta seat. This was replaced by a Ferrari seat.

The 7 speed cassette was replaced by a NOS.

Spray painting the rear triangle.

All done.

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