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    Oldish Bridgestone bike.

    I'm not really looking for an appraisal here; I'm more just interested in any details about this kind of bike.

    I paid $20 for it, and it mostly works, but needs a little love. I plan to put a rack on and use it as a neighborhood bike. Maybe eventually it'll get an IGH of some kind. For now it'll get a new chain and maybe a new freewheel and i also need to replace the crank(s) as one of them is a bit bent-ish.

    Anyway, what I know is that it's pretty heavy (lots of steel), it's called a Bridgestone, and there are stickers all over saying it was made in Japan. I suspect it's nothing special, but I quite like it so far.

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    Oops.. forgot to post a pic!



    http://imgur.com/BC7j0

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    Could be something similar to this?

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgest...ne-carmel.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by finn1911 View Post
    Could be something similar to this?

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgest...ne-carmel.html
    No, braze on for shifter cable instead of clamp, much different graphics, much older crankset. Yours looks ten years older than that. And does yours have a cottered crank?

    Your shifter is a lot different, looks like you have steel bars. Lots of differences.

    Look up the date codes on your components. Yours is quite a bit older.

    +1 But at $20, great.
    Last edited by wrk101; 07-29-10 at 10:13 PM.

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    Any Bridgestone for $20 is a bargain. The improvements you are proposing are modest, I would move forward with them. This should make a good neighborhood rider.
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