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Old 06-01-08, 10:17 PM   #1
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198?'s Bridgestone 12 speed need help identifying

My new find. Don't know much about Bridgstones but this one seems heavy. From what I've read, Shimano Altus is in the lower end of the ladder. Good beater bike though. Does anyone know anything about these bikes or year of manufacture? Serial number is G981101 and the frame is made of Hi-tensile, TECHNART. Any information would be appreciated. Mahalo and Aloha!
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Where did the Bridgestone experts go?

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First guess is a 400l but more pics, especially drive side would help.
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Here's a picture of the drive side. I think it's a 100 but I can be wrong.
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1986/index.html and http://www.velobase.com/Default.aspx
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I think it's a 100 as well. Peacock Blue? Does it have 27" tires?

What type of shifters does it have? Something on the handlebars? Those are funky.
BTW you switched the springy seat.
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Thanks for all the posts, you guys rock. Yes I did switch the spring seat because it didn't feel right, I wanted a recer feel. The shifter are Shimano Altus, 27" wheels, peacock Blue sound right and the thing on the handlebar are just extensions of the brakes. The bike seems heavy compared to the other road bikes that I have but is a great beater bike.
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I just finished fixing up a red Bridgestone "Synchro Memory" from the same year, I think.
It had the original Bridgestone indexed shifters (from around the Shimano Positron era), but mis-matching Suntour derailleurs, so the indexing wouldn't work right. I'd estimate it to be from somewhere around 1979-81.
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My guess would be a late 1970s Kabuki Skyway.
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Not sure, but here's my 1980's ? Bridgestone Highspeed. Some differences compared to yours. The fork tips and drop off front wheel seem to be typical Bridgestone features. This one has 27" wheels and glides so nicely. I really enjoy in on the flats. Hill climbing is somewhat cumbersome with the old style gear levers (Suntour), but I guess my newer Bianchis make it seem so much easier when climbing the steep hills around these parts. OH ya, I picked it up some 12 years or so ago for 22 bucks. Bought new tires and tubes, bottle basket and computer. Oh ya, can't find the original pedals right now, but I know they're somewhere in my garage. Everything else is original. I can't part with it.
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I guess a photo would have been in order.
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Old 06-10-08, 12:11 AM   #12
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Sweet bike. Is the color original? Is it a B100? Looks like it's in pretty good shape.
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It's a Superspeed. Still ride it... coasts better than any bike I've ever ridden and even the newer bikes I ride alongside can't glide the way it does. I'll never get rid of it. Among my favorites in my collection.
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