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What is my 91 Bridgestone MB-1 worth

Old 03-14-10, 06:05 PM
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What is my 91 Bridgestone MB-1 worth

Yo guys While reaserching my Bike I stumbled onto your forum, and looks like a great place.

I have a 1991 Bridgestone MB-1 I haven't rode much in the past few years. I know they have a bit of a cult following, maybe I can find it a good home.

It was my prized possesion back then, but my interests have changed as I have gotten ollder. When I bought it, it has Sun Tour compnents, which were the only thing I really didn't like, I know it may piss some purests off, but those were the first things to go.

When I replaced the Sun tour stuff here is what I did.
Shimano XTR front, rear Derailleurs
XTR Rear Hub, and Vantage pro rim
Shimano pedals
Aftermarket center bracket, knowing me some crazy titanium peice.
Rock Shocx SK titanium fork
Diacompe brake levers
Grip shift
Ritchey Pro Lite handlebars
Campagnolo Record OR brakes
and a few other little things
I know it is all mid 90's technology, but all better stuff than it came with.

So what do you think this is worth, and the best place to sell it. I am in Massachusetts, so if your close let me know.

Here are a few pics I just took


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Old 03-15-10, 03:17 AM
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You might get someone to pay $200 for it because of the frame.

I would not be one of those people.

looks to be in fine shape though.
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Old 03-15-10, 03:22 PM
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I would certainly be one of the people that would give you $200 for it.

You'll get some better replies about this Grant Peterson era bridgestone in the classic/vintage forum.
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Old 03-15-10, 03:46 PM
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There's an 86 on ebay now for $599, formerly listed for $699, so far neither listing has had any bids. In completed listings I only found one, an 89 that went unsold, he tried a starting price of $150, buy it now for $325 and got no bids. I did notice two stems from purporting to be from MB1s selling for $32 & $34 (Ritchey stems made by Nitto, but you have a Trek stem on yours)...but parting it out might be a thought.
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Old 03-15-10, 03:56 PM
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I guess I don't get the reason why people think they should go for $600 because grant peterson was at bridgestone. F grant peterson and his 8'' quill stems.

Its not like its a yo eddy or anything.

I dig steel too but come on already.
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Looks like an acceptable beater winter commuter for someone looking to spend under $100.
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I've found there are basically two markets for old MTB's:

1. Functional market. This is people looking for a bike to ride as a grocery getter, as a "lost their license and need to get to work" rider, nostalgic buyers who used to have one just like it, winter commuters, and those who just want something to ride to the fishing hole and don't care much for all that sissy suspension stuff.

2. Collectors and enthusiasts.
Those in category one won't pay much and don't usually have to. For them you'd be hard pressed to get $100 for it in Milwaukee based on what I've seen. Watch your own local market to compare.

Those in category two either want the bike bone stock, but the enthusiasts will consider component upgrades (again, just what I've observed). Your MB1 isn't bone stock so forget top dollar, unless your frame is pristine in which case strip it down and try to sell the frame alone first. I think you'll have to be in a hot market to see $200 or more. Some markets you might see above $300 but you'd better have it presented well to get that.

Sometimes nice old bikes you bought new are just better to keep for awhile just in case you want to revisit it again in a few years.
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MB1 is pretty highly sought after MTB. All original, $350. Since it is not all original, in really clean, ready to ride condition, $250. But it depends on your market. If you are in one of those insane market areas (Portland, OR for example), even crap goes for $250. So you should do better there.

Boston is a pretty hot market, but not red hot. So $250 plus or minus would be my guess.
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$400+ by selling the parts separately on Ebay.
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