Can any one ID this De Bernardi? also, Bridgestone decals?
So I currently ride a rescued Bridgestone 400 that I'd like to repaint/restore. I also picked up an old debernardi for a song and would like some id help... maybe someone here in this forum can drop knowledge?
1.) the bridgestone's frame. It def. used to sit in a basement somewhere and when I got it, the decals are more or less worn off and some parts show signs of surface rust. I'm sorely tempted to restore it but I have no idea if its even possible to get decals for this. I'd LOVE to restore it to its original color/etc. Is there a way to get decals for a bridgetone 400? (I think its in the mid 80's)
2.) anyone know anything about the debernardi? Its a really nice steel frame and I have a serial but beyond that, I have no clue. I'm not going to sell either of those bikes, I just want to get some idea of what I scored for cheap.
I'd sure like some more (and better) pics of the DeBernardi, but it looks like a real nice Columbus (SL?SLX?) frame, and a small frame too, with modern Shimano drivetrain upgrade. The saddle and stem are up high, the stem might be TOO high unless that's a long quill (and I don't think it is). Bound to be a classic Italian ride with all mod cons from the Shimmy brifters...was the rear spread to accommodate more than 7 sprockets: is it an 8 or 9 speed rear cassette? BTW, the front QR is on the wrong side and pointed forward is extra-wrong: negative style points
The Bridgestone's a basic, reliable, good quality JP bike, but not one that most of us would pour money in for a restoration...it's better suited to be a workhorse than a garage queen. But if you really want them I bet JRrestore can make you replacement decals, check for his contact info and send a PM.