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Old 07-29-10, 10:37 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-29-10, 10:39 AM   #2
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Oops.. forgot to post a pic!



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Old 07-29-10, 11:01 AM   #3
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Could be something similar to this?

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgest...ne-carmel.html
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Old 07-29-10, 02:59 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 07-29-10, 08:49 PM   #5
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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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