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Old 01-13-17, 07:44 PM
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Can anyone identify this model? Is it worth spending $100, or even looking at??

https://fresno.craigslist.org/bid/5948421150.html

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-13-17, 08:50 PM
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Old 01-14-17, 01:12 AM
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Appears to be entry level Regulus. $100 is ballpark fair value but not an amazing deal.
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+1. it's a circa 1981-1983 Bridgestone Regulus, bottom of the lightweight line. This one has not been maintained. The front brake pads are missing. The cable for the rear brake is seized or not properly bolted to the caliper ( note how the brake lever is depressed against the handlebar). it needs new handlebar tape. The front tyre's valve stem is probably damaged. Given the condition this bicycle is almost certainly in need of a complete overhaul and replacement of the consumables (handlebar tape, tyres, tubes, brake pads, cables and possibly the chain and freewheel). Unless, your adept at bicycle mechanics, I'd pass. Even then, you're looking at about $40-$60 in parts to get it into running condition.
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Old 01-14-17, 02:50 PM
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Thank you for confirming my doubts guys!
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Old 01-14-17, 05:10 PM
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$100 would be a good deal if it was complete and ready to ride.

It would be a good training bike to learn how to work on old bicycles. Other than the brake pads and the tires, it appears to be complete, no major rust or dirt buildup. SoCal bike, so it is probably pretty well preserved.

It'd make a good campus commuter, or a decent starting point for a low-budget project bike, esp, if you can talk down the price.
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Old 01-15-17, 09:39 AM
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That's exactly the kind of bike I look for to do my upright handlebar/city bike conversion on. Big sturdy high tension steel frame w/eyelets for racks & fenders. Good paint job. Nice. I'd show up with a pocket full of 20's & see if I could get it for around $80. That bike is a natural for an upright commuter/grocery getter with racks & bags. Around a 32 pounder. (It's never going to be a speed bike).
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Pass...little bit too steep...now...if you can get it for $60...another story...
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CL add is still up after 11 days. So, seller is probably ready to accept a lower price by now.
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