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Bridgestone 600

Old 05-14-12, 10:42 PM
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Bridgestone 600

Hey guys, I'm trying to get into cycling and I've been looking for the older, more vintage bikes on cl. I can't identify this bridgestone 600, can anybody help? https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/3002705493.html looking through the catalogs.. I'm thinking it might be painted. Also, how is this bike in terms of rideability and components?
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Old 05-14-12, 10:45 PM
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Someone hacked it up. "Fixie" is in the ad, that is always a bad sign. Missing the front brake, no bar tape, no front shifter/derailer/chainring. And it's not even a fixed gear, it has a rear derailer.

Unless you are looking for a project bike I would pass. I'm not sure where the 600 fell in the lineup, but it would probably have been worth $140 if it was in complete working condition.
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Old 05-15-12, 12:02 AM
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Thanks for clearing that up. I figured that might've been it.. but i don't know enough about bikes to say. Can anyone tell me the bad side of getting a bike too large? I'm thinking of getting this 2001 khs flite 300 https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...014135024.html but the frame size is 58cm. I'm 5'10'' and I think I'm like a 54 or 56 but I haven't measured yet so I can't be sure, but probably not a 58. From a newbie's perspective.. this bike looks great, but I think the frame is... aluminum? Any comments?
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Old 05-15-12, 07:32 AM
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If your 5'10" with a 32" inseam that KHS should fit OK.
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KHS is a deal, even though it is a dirty mess. I am surprised it is still available. Entry level for sure (from an era where entry level = decent), and make sure shifters work.

Bridgestone is a mess and I would pass on it.

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