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Weird no.2 - Bridgestone Syncro Memory

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Old 08-12-18, 05:54 PM
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Weird no.2 - Bridgestone Syncro Memory

Never saw this shifting system.
What info do you have about it?
And value, please.




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Low end bike with one of the worst shifting systems ever. slightly rough shape worth about $100 if every thing works good .
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Thank you

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Id love to have this bike in my collection... if it were only my size.

This article will help you understand why:
Bridgestone Synchro Memory Shift derailleur
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Thanks for your reply, interesting derailleur.
I wonder how many bikes are having this setup.
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SMS (Syncro Memory System) MAX was Bridgestones's 2nd index shifting response to Shimano's Positron. The derailleurs were manufactured by SunTour but designed by Bridgestone, so they lacked SunTour innovations like the slant parallelogram. Shifting was OK but is nowhere near as refined as SIS. The mechanism was arelatively complex cam design whuich,in conjunction with all steel construction, resulted in a portly product in excess of 1 lb. The derailleurs were proprietary to Bridgestone and sister brands such as Kabuki. This, plus the relatively short production run and the fact they were restricted to one or two entry level models makes them relatively rare, though not valuable.

The frame also features Bridgestone's proprietary brazeless construction whereby the lugs are die cast around the frame tubes. While technically interesting in terms of frame construction and shifting system, the bicycle is entry level with little resale value. However, if you need a really tall, short reach stem....
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I'll definitely be looking for that stem on the for sale board.
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Thanks again for all info.
The stem doesn't look to be original to the bike.
I will replace and put it for sale.
Not sure about the brand.
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