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Old 05-19-24, 04:14 PM
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hi guys.. I need your help as I don't know much about this bike / brand. a guy at a local bike shop has it for sale... I heard that DR stood for Diamond Road... true? I love the bike and its condition... How high would you go?








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Old 05-19-24, 04:52 PM
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That is a beautiful bike. Someone either reaslly loved or never saw much use. The most important thing is....what size is it and does it correctly fit you?
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No it's not a DB. It's a Kabuki, made by Bridgestone, somewhere around mid 1970s. It's a very nice bike, nicely finished, with top of the line parts. Kabukis were typically lower end. This one is not. If it fits, go for it.
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Originally Posted by wrk101
No it's not a DB. It's a Kabuki, made by Bridgestone, somewhere around mid 1970s. It's a very nice bike, nicely finished, with top of the line parts. Kabukis were typically lower end. This one is not. If it fits, go for it.
ah, someone told me that is was bridgestone diamond road … thats what the DR stood for.. my bad!
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
That is a beautiful bike. Someone either reaslly loved or never saw much use. The most important thing is....what size is it and does it correctly fit you?
it does fit me well.. might have to swap stems - but otherwise should be good to go
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that stem is something special. An SR drillium. Saw for sale in Japan for $350.
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I still have my Diamond Formula . It was the first light weight bike I owned and I bought it new . I have many miles on it . They are a great bike . The Kabuki bikes are almost all low end machines but the Diamon Formula , Road and touring are decent and they ride well. Not sure of the value because this market is bad right now and this is a brand that most identify with lower end bikes. If it fits your size and the price is good , I don’t think it would disappoint. Joe
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Never had one, and have no idea how they ride, but that’s a gorgeous bike in pristine condition. And the beautiful Cinelli saddle is worth a nice chunk of change on its own.
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My memory is failing me but I had an identical frame back in the late 70’s, Japanese manufacture, mine came with full 1st generation Dura-Ace with a Crane rear derailleur. It was a house brand from NORCO a Canadian distributor.
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Originally Posted by jerrylis
How high would you go?
Depends how much I needed a bike. $5-$600 if I really needed one and this one has clinchers. (I don't ride tubulars.) Great paint, and I really like the first gen DA.
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This bike looks to be on par with the mid-70s Centurion Semi-Pro with its long, pointy, chrome lugs. If this is a valid comparison, I’d normally say $275-$325 for a nice one, however this one is really nice. IMO, could be worth more around $400.
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Originally Posted by Robvolz
that stem is something special. An SR drillium. Saw for sale in Japan for $350.
It's nice that it also has the matching SR detailed seat post which is worth a big chunk of money also. The detailed stem and post are a nice touch and with a little bit of black detail paint to show off the details would look great.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
It's nice that it also has the matching SR detailed seat post which is worth a big chunk of money also. The detailed stem and post are a nice touch and with a little bit of black detail paint to show off the details would look great.
i love that post!!! But then again, i have a weakness for interesting stems and posts
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
Depends how much I needed a bike. $5-$600 if I really needed one and this one has clinchers. (I don't ride tubulars.) Great paint, and I really like the first gen DA.
Thank you for your advice... very much appreciate your insight
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Originally Posted by jerrylis
Thank you for your advice... very much appreciate your insight
Nice looking bicycle.......what's the asking price?
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