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1985 Bridgestone 700

Old 06-29-23, 06:53 PM
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1985 Bridgestone 700

looking to sell, in fair condition, all original parts. I'm 5'1", so its a small frame. what price range is reasonable? ty
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Pretty darn sure that's a 1984 Bridgestone 700. Has the same decals as my 1984 400. 1985 catalog has different decals and does not list black as a color option for the 700. The 700 was top of their 000 line up. Have yet to come across a 1984 catalog but I'd wager it's a full cro-mo double-butted frame, cro-mo fork, mid-range Shimano or Suntour group and Araya hoops with a published weight around 23 pounds.

Mid-80s Bridgestones have quite a following which will prop up the value. The overall condition, numerous paint scrapes and wee sizing on this one will bring the value down. I'd say $150ish as is. $250ish all fancied up.
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put it up on the Bridgstone Owners Group on Fb and you'll likely get it sold for the best price possible.
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Originally Posted by plonz
Pretty darn sure that's a 1984 Bridgestone 700. Has the same decals as my 1984 400. 1985 catalog has different decals and does not list black as a color option for the 700. The 700 was top of their 000 line up. Have yet to come across a 1984 catalog but I'd wager it's a full cro-mo double-butted frame, cro-mo fork, mid-range Shimano or Suntour group and Araya hoops with a published weight around 23 pounds.

Mid-80s Bridgestones have quite a following which will prop up the value. The overall condition, numerous paint scrapes and wee sizing on this one will bring the value down. I'd say $150ish as is. $250ish all fancied up.
I agree it doesn't look anything like the 1985 in the catalog. In 1985 it featured a chrome fork also. So that, in addition to the decals, is not a match at all.

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I would guess $200-250 or so with a little cleanup in it's current condition.
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Used bike people want something they can get on and start riding immediately.

Number one thing is the tires hold air and it's ready to ride.

They're going to head to WalMart & pick up a brand new bike for about $150 - $200 tops.

That's your competition.

Price it accordingly. I would say about $150 sounds right.
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