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Old 08-11-10, 01:29 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-11-10, 02:44 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-11-10, 02:50 PM   #3
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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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I would have to agree, especially if the bike is not really clean
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Old 08-11-10, 03:13 PM   #4
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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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Old 08-12-10, 05:38 AM   #5
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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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Old 08-13-10, 11:42 AM   #7
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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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