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Bridgestone frame interest in Toronto area?

Old 07-23-16, 04:55 PM
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Bridgestone frame interest in Toronto area?

My son has been riding a Bridgestone RB in Toronto as an around-town beater. I gave it to him 9-10 years ago when I was done with it. It was probably new in the mid to late 1980s. He says the BB is now toast and there are other components that require replacement, so (being 30-something) he's ready to toss it. But I have the sense that an old Bridgestone frame might be of interest to bike folks. Maybe I'm way off base, as the frame is far from "unblemished'. Before I try to nail him down to get me pics/model number/size/etc, maybe someone could tell me if it's worth any effort to keep this old war horse out of the dump (that's where it will end up, I fear, unless the frame would be worth going out of someone's way to pick up). He's busy and doesn't need to be hassled for a few bucks, but maybe the frame would be worthwhile to someone around Toronto?
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It's likely worth something to someone but hard to tell without pics. There is a market for vintage bridgestones, particularly the RB-1.
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Yes, it is a RB-1. Is Middle Earth anywhere near Toronto? I know Torontonians think it is the centre of the universe....
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Easy enough to throw it up on Kijiji and see what interest there is. Toronto is a very hot bike market.
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Unless the frame is excessively rusted and or bent/dented it is definitely worth something. A cosmetically challenged but straight/sound RB1 frame is worth at least $100 and probably quite a bit more.
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Upload photos to a hosting site and provide a link. Also need frame size. I may be interested and driving through Toronto on Wednesday.
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I am in Toronto, if it is my size and not too beat up, I will buy it.

Or, yeah, just put it up on Craigslist and see what happens.

edit: ooops, didn't see oddjob's post, if you guys have worked something out, I don't want to bud in line

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Originally Posted by rcd
Yes, it is a RB-1. Is Middle Earth anywhere near Toronto? I know Torontonians think it is the centre of the universe....
There is a huge difference between thinking and knowing. Torontonians don't THINK we are the centre of the universe but KNOW we are the centre of the universe. Unlike Cowtowners we don't have a complex about our identity.

As for the RB-1, the bike is a highly desired bike especially from the Rivendell fans. It's not a Holy Grail bike but one that should most definitely kept out of the dump.
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Originally Posted by blakcloud
There is a huge difference between thinking and knowing. Torontonians don't THINK we are the centre of the universe but KNOW we are the centre of the universe. Unlike Cowtowners we don't have a complex about our identity.

As for the RB-1, the bike is a highly desired bike especially from the Rivendell fans. It's not a Holy Grail bike but one that should most definitely kept out of the dump.
I thought it was Grant Petersen fans, not Rivendell fans. lol
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It sounds like there's enough interest to encourage my son to at least put a small effort into finding "a forever home" for this RB-1. I'm happy to keep useful stuff out of the landfill, and this frame might be more than just "useful" to the right person. Thanks for the replies.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2
I thought it was Grant Petersen fans, not Rivendell fans. lol
You obviously don't read the RBW Owners Bunch on Google groups.
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