Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

Bridgestone RB-T

Old 04-02-16, 06:35 AM
  #1  
toavii
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
toavii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Prior Lake
Posts: 637

Bikes: 1989 Tommasini Super Prestige, 1985 Chris Kvale, 1977 Colnago Super, 1992 Serotta Colorado, 1984 Schwinn Cimarron

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 188 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 33 Times in 15 Posts
Bridgestone RB-T

So this was a build I did over the winter. Was destined to be a keeper but now I have something in the works that will be similar. Not sure if I'll want to part with it regardless but if you were to put a price on it, what would it be?

I've looked at sold eBay listings but there's not a ton of RB-Ts out there and most were different enough to not be a great comp. I live in a pretty hot local CL bike market (Minneapolis/St. Paul) if that makes a difference but there's certainly a ceiling for some bikes.

As far as what's been done, bike was taken down to the frame only then frame saver was applied. Original components. All bearings replaced, wheels trued. New consumables. Proper stem. Brooks may or may not go with it depending. Paint and decals are likely in better condition than most of these out there. I know what I have into it and it is what it is from there. Just want to get an idea on a rough number to see whether it would be worth making it available down the line.








toavii is offline  
Likes For toavii:
Old 04-02-16, 07:33 AM
  #2  
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 15,203
Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 813 Post(s)
Liked 221 Times in 129 Posts
FWIW I've seen the bike. It's got to be the nicest example of these out there.

Hard to imagine a person buying a new Cross Check when they could have this RB-T.

If it were mine, I would have to get $800 plus.

That will be a fairly good trick on our CL though.

It's junk pickers heaven.
__________________


Bikes and stuff

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36270004@N06/
gomango is offline  
Old 04-02-16, 07:53 AM
  #3  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 19,342

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 168 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5434 Post(s)
Liked 2,264 Times in 1,469 Posts
This bike is beautiful. I saw it when you first posted the pics on this. It is not a $800 bike though. You can get a top end vintage touring bike in good shape (a Miyata 1000, a trek 720, etc) for less than that.

I'd ask for $500 and stick to it. You'll find the right buyer in a large city.
bikemig is offline  
Old 04-02-16, 08:02 AM
  #4  
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 15,203
Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 813 Post(s)
Liked 221 Times in 129 Posts
Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
This bike is beautiful. I saw it when you first posted the pics on this. It is not a $800 bike though. You can get a top end vintage touring bike in good shape (a Miyata 1000, a trek 720, etc) for less than that.

I'd ask for $500 and stick to it. You'll find the right buyer in a large city.
Not a nice 720 in the Twin Cities. $1,200 plus for the two I sold.

Granted, they were gorgeous. Both sold at our Blaine Swap two years ago.

As for the RB-T, the Brooks, condition, Soma Vitesse tires at $60 a pop etc make it more than $500.

I'd let it hang on a hook for $500 before I would give it away.
__________________


Bikes and stuff

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36270004@N06/
gomango is offline  
Old 04-02-16, 08:26 AM
  #5  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 19,342

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 168 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5434 Post(s)
Liked 2,264 Times in 1,469 Posts
Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Not a nice 720 in the Twin Cities. $1,200 plus for the two I sold.

Granted, they were gorgeous. Both sold at our Blaine Swap two years ago.

As for the RB-T, the Brooks, condition, Soma Vitesse tires at $60 a pop etc make it more than $500.

I'd let it hang on a hook for $500 before I would give it away.
$500 is not giving it away. This bike has seamed chrome moly tubing not reynolds 531 and RX 100 components. This is a great bike which is in A 1 shape. It is also not a top shelf touring bike.

Last edited by bikemig; 04-02-16 at 08:31 AM.
bikemig is offline  
Old 04-02-16, 08:37 AM
  #6  
rjhammett
Senior Member
 
rjhammett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Posts: 2,284

Bikes: 92 Colnago Master PIU, 83 Pinarello Record, 92 Tommaso, 92 Merckx MX Leader, 90 Serotta Colorado II, 99 Tommasini Sintesi, 90 Pinarello Montello, 89 Tommasini Super Prestige, 08 Look 585, 89 Merckx Corsa Extra, 72 Holdsworth Professional and 3 more

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 305 Post(s)
Liked 375 Times in 175 Posts
I sold my '91 in the cities for $350 about a year ago. It wasn't even close to being in as nice a shape as yours. It had Suntour XCE components.
rjhammett is offline  
Old 04-02-16, 08:48 AM
  #7  
ramzilla
Senior Member
 
ramzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Fernandina Beach FL
Posts: 3,530

Bikes: Vintage Japanese Bicycles, Tange, Ishiwata, Kuwahara

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 686 Post(s)
Liked 281 Times in 226 Posts
Dude, that bike's so hot I need to wear welding goggles just to look at it. Yowza! Don't take less than $750 for it.
ramzilla is offline  
Old 04-02-16, 09:36 AM
  #8  
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 15,203
Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 813 Post(s)
Liked 221 Times in 129 Posts
Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
$500 is not giving it away. This bike has seamed chrome moly tubing not reynolds 531 and RX 100 components. This is a great bike which is in A 1 shape. It is also not a top shelf touring bike.
I think it is and I wouldn't accept a $500 offer.

Others might.......
__________________


Bikes and stuff

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36270004@N06/
gomango is offline  
Old 04-02-16, 09:42 AM
  #9  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 19,342

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 168 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5434 Post(s)
Liked 2,264 Times in 1,469 Posts
Originally Posted by gomango View Post
I think it is and I wouldn't accept a $500 offer.

Others might.......
I hear you.

I also know this bike. I worked on a shop when they were being sold. I own a 1993 Bridgestone XO-2 which replaced the '92 RB-T in the line up (and the RB-T came out again in '94). Pretty much the same frame (decent stuff, seamed chrome-moly tubing) and component group. I like my bike a lot. It rides great.

The RB-T is also not a top tier touring bike. It is a mid-level bike in terms of the frame and parts and it also happens to be in great shape. To my mind, $800 should buy you more bike than this.

But what the heck some folks love bridgstones and it's worth whatever a buyer wants to pay for it; maybe your price is the market price.

Last edited by bikemig; 04-02-16 at 09:50 AM.
bikemig is offline  
Old 04-02-16, 10:02 AM
  #10  
zukahn1
Senior Member
 
zukahn1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fairplay Co
Posts: 8,647

Bikes: Current 79 Nishiki Custum Sport, Jeunet 620, notable previous bikes P.K. Ripper loop tail, Kawahara Laser Lite, Paramount Track full chrome, Raliegh Internatioanl, Motobecan Super Mirage. 59 Crown royak 3 speed

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 586 Post(s)
Liked 658 Times in 321 Posts
I would thin you should be able to get $500-600 for this bike. It may take a while to find the right buyer who is willing to pay the $200 or so condition premium this bike deserves most of the time you see these Bridgestone Tourer's there rather beat up from being road a lot.
zukahn1 is offline  
Old 04-02-16, 10:37 AM
  #11  
D1andonlyDman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Northern San Diego
Posts: 1,857

Bikes: mid 1980s De Rosa SL, 1985 Tommasini Super Prestige all Campy SR, 1992 Paramount PDG Series 7, 1997 Lemond Zurich, 1998 Trek Y-foil, 2006 Schwinn Super Sport GS, 2006 Specialized Hardrock Sport

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 59 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
I would thin you should be able to get $500-600 for this bike. It may take a while to find the right buyer who is willing to pay the $200 or so condition premium this bike deserves most of the time you see these Bridgestone Tourer's there rather beat up from being road a lot.
One piece of advice would be, to maximize the value, swap out the Brooks for some decent $30ish lightly used saddle, and either keep the Brooks or sell it separately for $100 or so.
D1andonlyDman is offline  
Old 04-02-16, 11:11 AM
  #12  
dim
Senior Member
 
dim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Cambridge UK
Posts: 1,704

Bikes: Trek Emonda SL6 .... Miyata One Thousand

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 63 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 28 Times in 21 Posts
you would get £750 pounds in the UK for that (approx $1067n USD)

stunning bike
dim is offline  
Old 04-02-16, 11:33 AM
  #13  
oddjob2
Still learning
 
oddjob2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North of Canada, Adirondacks
Posts: 11,620

Bikes: Still a garage full

Mentioned: 92 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 846 Post(s)
Liked 62 Times in 40 Posts
$700-$750 US. The Brits are wealthier.
oddjob2 is offline  
Old 04-03-16, 09:49 AM
  #14  
toavii
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
toavii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Prior Lake
Posts: 637

Bikes: 1989 Tommasini Super Prestige, 1985 Chris Kvale, 1977 Colnago Super, 1992 Serotta Colorado, 1984 Schwinn Cimarron

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 188 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 33 Times in 15 Posts
Thanks everyone.

Like I said, I have no idea if I'll end up putting it out there. I understand I can pull things back from it to maximize the return. For now, it'll do what I intended for it to do when I built it up. As for the $500 number, I know I can do better in this market given what I've already moved on at that price point.
toavii is offline  
Old 04-03-16, 09:52 AM
  #15  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 19,342

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 168 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5434 Post(s)
Liked 2,264 Times in 1,469 Posts
Originally Posted by toavii View Post
Thanks everyone.

Like I said, I have no idea if I'll end up putting it out there. I understand I can pull things back from it to maximize the return. For now, it'll do what I intended for it to do when I built it up. As for the $500 number, I know I can do better in this market given what I've already moved on at that price point.
This is just a range of valuations; you know your market and you know your price. There was considerable agreement--which is rare on this list--on the higher price.
bikemig is offline  
Old 04-03-16, 11:29 AM
  #16  
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 15,203
Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 813 Post(s)
Liked 221 Times in 129 Posts
Originally Posted by toavii View Post
Thanks everyone.

Like I said, I have no idea if I'll end up putting it out there. I understand I can pull things back from it to maximize the return. For now, it'll do what I intended for it to do when I built it up. As for the $500 number, I know I can do better in this market given what I've already moved on at that price point.
Attaboy.

In the meantime, ride and enjoy.
__________________


Bikes and stuff

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36270004@N06/
gomango is offline  
Old 04-03-16, 03:16 PM
  #17  
PaintItCeleste
Senior Member
 
PaintItCeleste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 219

Bikes: My wife says "Too Many"

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I spent a fair amount of time looking around in the vintage touring bike market. You've got a beautiful build there and I absolutely agree, $750-800 isn't outlandish in the least, albeit to the right buyer. I've seen similar sales across CL and the auction sites for more. The RB-T has a following. I don't recall seeing one this nice and of all the lesser condition bikes that I did see, they always sold for close to $500. I agree with gomango, if you sell it, stand by your price or hang onto this beauty and enjoy it yourself!
PaintItCeleste is offline  
Old 04-04-16, 05:03 AM
  #18  
jgcycle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Ride it sparingly, like a classic car, if anybody asks, tell them it would take $**** (high price) to sell, it's just that good.
I would surely keep it, beautiful color combinations.
jgcycle is offline  
Old 04-04-16, 06:10 AM
  #19  
daf1009
Senior Member
 
daf1009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 3,178

Bikes: LESS than I did a year ago!

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Very nice bike...like others, I would say the $700 to $800 range...when I had one of these, it rode as good as my Miyata 1000...so, while it may not be considered to be on that par, it sure rode like one. Also, in the last year, I have sold two of these frames for > $300, if that helps. That was on eBay with shipping not included.
daf1009 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
chico81
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
13
12-08-19 06:56 PM
slimewarp
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
8
11-18-16 09:47 PM
toavii
Classic & Vintage
26
07-12-15 03:47 PM
robertofergy
Classic & Vintage
18
07-13-11 12:02 PM
ilikebikes
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
14
04-23-10 04:50 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.