40,000 yen is $500.00 and some change. Too much for me. I'm hoping the seller will lower the starting bid if the auction carries over, which it probably will. The bike seems to be the real deal, judging from the Bridgestone catalogue at Sheldon's place. In brief, the seller says the frame and fork are sound but the wheels and other parts need some work. What do you think this bike might sell for in the US? Just curious.