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Old 05-19-15, 01:55 PM
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1987 mb2

May pick this up in trade and trying to figure out if any frame value (assume ebay). Not too many comps for late 80s lugged japan. I like the look of it but know even lugged mtb can go for nothing sometimes, any grant lift here or no, too early?
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It would worth about $60 to me. It's not an FMV, but I've paid about the same for a Trek 990 with about the same amount of Deore parts on it.
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Thanks. So probably easier to sell the ready to ride lotus express posted yesterday for 60-80 locally on CL vs selling this on ebay. 60-80 cash equivalent of either is fine with me.

Noticed the sizes on mb2 in 87 went 45,50,53,58. Were they ridden small, anybody know?
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I agree with oddjob2. An MB-2 is a nice old Bridgestone, and it would fit my 5'7" wife. In my market it is hard to sell a project mountain bike (even if it only needs wheels).
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Originally Posted by dailycommute View Post
May pick this up in trade and trying to figure out if any frame value (assume ebay). Not too many comps for late 80s lugged japan. I like the look of it but know even lugged mtb can go for nothing sometimes, any grant lift here or no, too early?
There is a little "grant lift" for all Bridgestones, even if they are years that predate his influence (like this one). List it on the "Internet BOB" (Bridgestone Owners Bunch) google group if you want to target a prime Bridgestone audience.

I bet you could get $100 or more from a Bstone fan. And these bikes can make pretty great tour/gravel bikes.
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What size is the MB 2?
Thanks.
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Old 05-21-15, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Tim_Iowa View Post
There is a little "grant lift" for all Bridgestones, even if they are years that predate his influence (like this one). List it on the "Internet BOB" (Bridgestone Owners Bunch) google group if you want to target a prime Bridgestone audience.

I bet you could get $100 or more from a Bstone fan. And these bikes can make pretty great tour/gravel bikes.
I agree. It's a pretty cool lugged Bridgestone and I think it could sell, as pictured, for $100 in a decent market. If you were in Wisconsin you could play the Packers colors!
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Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
I agree with oddjob2. An MB-2 is a nice old Bridgestone, and it would fit my 5'7" wife. In my market it is hard to sell a project mountain bike (even if it only needs wheels).
Huh?

This a 20 inch mountain bike. You'll need to find yourself a much bigger wife.

$50 as it sits, maybe. That's made in Taiwan it doesn't have any value to a collector.
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Originally Posted by FRANK CANNON View Post
Huh?

This a 20 inch mountain bike. You'll need to find yourself a much bigger wife.

$50 as it sits, maybe. That's made in Taiwan it doesn't have any value to a collector.
This isn't a Japanese model?
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Originally Posted by FRANK CANNON View Post
That's made in Taiwan it doesn't have any value to a collector.
Not according to the article on Bridgestone bicycles on Sheldon Brown's site: Bridgestone Bicycles

Some MBs were made in Japan, others in Taiwan, different models in different years. You can easily tell which, because the Japanese models all used lug construction, while the Taiwanese models were T.I.G. welded.
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