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    Bridgestone RB-1

    i came across a guy asking $750 for an RB-1,,,,is this in the ballpark? pix showed a very sharp, but definitely patina'd, all original bike. but $750?

    what's the consensus?

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    Given the Bridgestone cult, yeah, that's a typical price. BUT: you can get a DeRosa, Merckx, Colnago, etc for the same money, and I doubt that anyone would claim that an RB1 is in that class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbycorno View Post
    Given the Bridgestone cult, yeah, that's a typical price. BUT: you can get a DeRosa, Merckx, Colnago, etc for the same money, and I doubt that anyone would claim that an RB1 is in that class.

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    I would have to agree, especially if the bike is not really clean
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    I helped a buddy buy a very nice 1983 or so Colnago Super a week ago. He paid $525 and it was sharp.

    I have owned two RB-1's, and while they are very nice, I would not trade them for a Super.

    Buyers' market rules right now.

    Look, there are so many deals out there right now, just stick with it for a bit if that RB-1 isn't spot on.

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    Once you hit $750 territory for an RB I would expect it to be EXTREMELY nice condition. As described I would say the price is on the high end and like others have said there are other choices at that point.

    Pictures would be nice thought.

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    The bike market is in shambles....I wouldnt get near a non-Italian for that price.

    $500 max and it better be pristine.
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    thanks guys. i've got two yellow steel frame road bikes as it is, and don't need a third.

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    $750 sound about right for EMV (ebay market value)

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