Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Bridgestone Sirius Sport Touring 300?
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04-27-12, 11:44 AM
Was wondering if anybody could shed a little more light on this bicycle I found from the garbage collection recently. I'm guessing its a Bridgestone Sirius Sport Touring 300 from the labels on it, but have no idea what year it could be or if its worth anything. The frame is chipped everywhere but no rust for the most part. The rear derailleur was snapped in half when I found it so that would have to be replaced. Tires look alright. The frame is a little small for me but I've really been looking for an older bike to fix up for a commuter bike. Would it be worth anything to try to sell so I could get a larger frame for me? Any other information you guys could shed on it?
Heres a few pictures:
Most notable is the shifters on the lower tube I'd say:
Not worth much at all in current condition. Buyers want complete bikes, ready to ride, with nice cosmetics (paint and decals). If you fix it yourself, great. If you have to pay someone to do the work, or if you pay full retail for the missing parts, strong likelihood you will be upside down value wise.
I buy bikes in this condition all the time, because the prices are low, real low, and I have a pile of parts. In the case of this bike, I could not pay much, as the frame cosmetics are poor, and some of the key parts are missing.
If you are in a red hot market, it could have more value. But even then, the value is quite limited.
Bridgestone catalogs are all on line. Google it. This is a low end model.
04-27-12, 12:23 PM
I planned on fixing and keeping the bike for myself but the frame doesn't really match me - and I hear that's pretty critical for road bicycle fitting. I would still fix it up myself (strip paint, prime, repaint, etc) to make it a functional complete decent looking bike if I knew I could sell it for enough to get another larger frame road bike (even if it was another project).
It seems to be prior to '84 according to catalogs as bridgestone went to pure numbering schemes after '83. Can anyone link me to anything prior to '84? I can't seem to find them from google searching. Sheldon's website only goes from '84 up.
EDIT: To be clear the bike does have the rear wheel just not pictured.
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