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1988 Bridgesone 400 value

Old 12-03-16, 09:25 AM
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1988 Bridgesone 400 value

Listed in 'like new' condition Bridgestone 400- any idea on value? thanks
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Old 12-03-16, 10:22 AM
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These were nice mid level Japanese bikes if it is indeed in like new condition about $200. Typically when a bike is advertised like new it has sat unused so figure on spending $100 or so on new consumables, tires brake ads cables and service.
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Old 12-03-16, 10:25 AM
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Thanks. He is asking $200, I'm going to try for less.
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Old 12-03-16, 10:28 AM
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I'd want to pay less for this bike; I'd peg its value closer to $150 or so. The bike is very middling of the road but condition really matters and it could be worth more if in great condition.
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Old 12-03-16, 10:39 AM
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Just bought it. Looks to be in great condition, no rot or rust anywhere, paint is flawless. Shifts and brakes great. Got it for $150.
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Old 12-03-16, 12:28 PM
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Good price, particularly if it's ready to ride. Gave $100 for mine but needed tires, cables, wrap, chain, etc.
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Old 12-03-16, 12:38 PM
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Solid deal if ready to ride but it didn't happen without pics.
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Old 12-03-16, 01:26 PM
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Well leave it to my wife, the detail person who found a few scrapes in the paint. Stiii I'd say 95% beautiful. It is ride ready and all mechanicals seem fine as nearly as I can tell and it does ride nicely. I'm sure people here could find things to do, but other than changing out some things I don't like (pedals, saddle, and changing stem and seatpost to black ) I'll leave it alone. I think in Philly I can resell and get some profit from it.

I'll post some pics when I'm done with it.

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Old 12-04-16, 06:57 AM
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That's a decent deal especially since Bridgestones command a premium here. Tires and tape look new too.
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If those are the original 28 year old tires then, you should probably replace them. I've had beautiful looking original old tires fail suddenly on me before. Be good. Have fun.
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Old 12-04-16, 07:03 PM
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Nope they are new looking Continentals!
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Old 12-27-16, 03:03 PM
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Nice. You did real good on that deal.
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Old 12-28-16, 10:13 AM
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Thanks, I think it was a pretty good deal too.
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Old 12-28-16, 12:33 PM
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Nice. You did real good on that deal.
+1 the color pops, that's a nice ride.
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Old 12-28-16, 03:28 PM
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Hey thanks, glad you like it- it is a good looking color and I wanted to keep it simple. I made some detail changes- mostly to black- pedals, stem and seatpost (not a fan of chrome). Also wanted bar tape that would pick up the black on the bike, gray on the saddle and white on the hoods and cables which I didn't want to change. Oh, changed to a wider and black handlebar too.

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Looks like it's got threaded eyelets for fenders/racks. Very sweet ride. Have fun. Be good.
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