Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Senior Member brockd15's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Frisco, TX
    Posts
    1,084
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    '85-'86 Bridgestone T700

    I've been looking for a touring bike for my wife and came across a Bridgestone T700. Is anyone familiar with that model from '85-'86?

    The search doesn't seem to be working and I haven't found a ton of info on it, but I did see the catalogs on Sheldon's site. Does anyone have any experience with them?

    They seem to have all the braze-ons I've been looking for (double eyelets front and rear, cantilever brakes, third bottle mount, mid-fork rack eyelet, etc.), and being a Bridgestone I would think it would be a good bet.

  2. #2
    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The NC Mountains
    My Bikes
    Too many to list, all vintage
    Posts
    18,816
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    To get search to work, be sure to select sort by "relevance". All the better Japanese touring bikes from the 80s are pretty nice, I have a Fuji and a Miyata right now, had a Univega before that.

    So if it fits and you like the price, buy it. True touring bikes (canti brakes, the appropriate braze-ons, etc) hold their value very, very well.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    southeast, usa
    Posts
    73
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    if that t700 fits you, get it. it may still pay to get it if it doesn't fit-- use the thing as trade fodder for a bike that does fit you.

    i had a similarly aged bridgestone 700-- i let the thing go and have been kicking myself ever since. such a lovely bike to ride.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •