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    Bridgestone Kabuki Submariner - NEW!!!! ~ $770. Worth it?

    Found an LBS that has a new one, if you can believe it. They have the mixte version new, too.

    Still have the lifetime frame warranty. Die Cast Lugs, Suntour, ORIGINAL IKU Tire Driver Speedo

    They want ~770 for one of 'em. Worth it?

    I am into lugged steel frames and they have my size.
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    car dodger norskagent's Avatar
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    No way. You can get near mint bikes that are way nicer than any Kabuki for that kind of money. NOS is cool, but not that cool.
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    I would say no nicer 80's Japanese Road bikes a lot nicer can be found for a lot less. While great riders and well built there just isn't this kind of value in most Japnese road bikes from the 80's exspecially one of a slightly lesser brand like like Kabuki. 80's Japanese usually means $300 or so for a realy nice example average ones ready to ride about $200.

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    No, they are nice riders built as SS, ...pretty too. But, not worth lusting over.

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    No. For $300, yes.
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    Thanks, All.

    I have no idea what Vintage bikes are worth. I can't believe they are asking so much! Arrrghh! I'll wait for a Rivendell. Can't believe they are asking so much either!!!

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    I owned one "back in the day". Pretty much an entry-level type bike. Ride it a few times and you'll have a $150 bike. Much more serious bikes...including many that didn't see much use...for that type of money (and less). You'd be better off with a mid-level Fuji from around the same time period.
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    As for Japanese 80,s bike I would also take Miyata,Shugun, Nishiki, Unevega, Panasonic,Centurion, Diamond Back, Kuwahara all before Kabuki just to name few.
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