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Old 02-13-13, 06:38 PM
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Bridgestone mtb

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/3588957266.html

I'm looking to build a commuter for my brother, wanted to know if these are comparable to the old hardrocks or trek 8XX/9XX. only pics are non drive side...
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Old 02-13-13, 07:01 PM
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Going from memory here, but I believe this is a city bike - CB-1. Bridgestone MTBs of the era were labeled MB (MB-0 through MB-6).

Ultra rare and promo, cannot be found easily? I found one easily in the midwest.

They're decent rides as commuters. As MTB's, no clue.
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Old 02-13-13, 07:11 PM
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You are in Orange County and its only $60. If it was pure gold, it would have been gone in about two nanoseconds.
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Old 02-13-13, 08:02 PM
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Yeah, it is comparable to other steel MTBs of the time. CB-1 would indicate that it's higher up the line vs. a 2,3,4, etc. But without seeing the components it's hard to say.

At $60 you really can't go wrong in your market with this bike. I'm surprised it isn't long gone.
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Old 02-13-13, 08:12 PM
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This CB-2 has been listed for about 3 weeks now in Phx.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/bik/3559651669.html
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If it fits, grab it.
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Old 02-13-13, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
You are in Orange County and its only $60. If it was pure gold, it would have been gone in about two nanoseconds.
i'm not sure what your comment has to do with my question.

but from other answers it would seem the frame is comparable, and components are questionable.
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Old 02-14-13, 07:00 AM
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According to the Bridgstone catalog on Sheldon's site it looks like a 1987 which came with Suntour components. https://sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/...ne-1987-19.htm
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OK, a much more direct answer. Its not comparable to the 8xx/9xx series, as it is basically an early hybrid/ATB. Could still make a decent conversion. Components are on the basic side.

Comparisons with 9xx Treks is particularly striking, as the Bridgestone has a much lower grade frame, much lower grade components, etc. Build is close in quality to the later year entry Treks (early years 8xx series were actually pretty good, Trek lowered the quality later).

Definitely worth $60. As a conversion project, I usually recommend people aim higher. The Bridgestone had a straight gauge cromoly frame, everything else was high ten steel. Really depends how much you will end up spending on the conversion. If you are very resourceful, and have a pile of parts in hand, such a conversion is pretty cheap. On the other hand, if you need to round up parts, the spending can go up pretty quickly.

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Old 02-14-13, 07:32 AM
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But it is probably not far off the older Hardrocks, I'd think.
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ya seems like the general feel is that they are pretty much not as good as the treks and specialized, in frame and components. i think i'll keep looking, thanks all.
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I have a 85 MTB-3 that shares a lot of components with the CB line and I really like it.
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I agree if that is a chromo frame/fork get it. It looks like nicer componens like the exage 400 stuff, that should make a reay swinging commuter.

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I would be shocked if you can get there before its gone. This is an easy buy, thats not to say I wouldn't negotiate, but I would be standing in front of that bike.
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I agree if that is a chromo frame/fork get it. It looks like nicer componens like the exage 400 stuff, that should make a reay swinging commuter.
Fork is high ten steel. Only the main tubes are cromoly, and they are straight gauge.

Now in the CA market, $60 should be long gone.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Fork is high ten steel. Only the main tubes are cromoly, and they are straight gauge.

Now in the CA market, $60 should be long gone.
ya long gone, lol

re listed at 40$
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/3588957266.html
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