Classic & Vintage - Bought a bike. Want your input
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08-14-09, 11:49 AM
Just bought a Bridgestone Kabuki Submariner-12 Road Bike 12-spd off ebay. Looked at a couple reviews couldnt find much on it. Looks like a decent bike, and looks to be in great condition. Can anyone tell me anything about it? It comes in on monday. Pic below
08-14-09, 12:15 PM
IIRC, that bike is unusual in the sense that it used stainless steel tubing.
My uncle, a boat owner bought a Dahon stainless steel folding bike to have on his boat so he had basic transportation anywhere he lands. I suspect that many of these stailess steel bikes might have been and are being sold to boat owners because of their frame's corrosion resistance when used/stored in marine environments.
84 Peugeot PSV
High Fist Shin
08-14-09, 01:23 PM
Your bike has stainless steel main tubes connected by aluminum lugs. It uses a quill style seatpost with the adjusting nut on top of the post, just under the saddle.
They ride very nicely, quiet and smooth.
Only drawback, they weigh a ton.
I had one once:
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