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Old 07-10-13, 09:38 PM
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Bridgestone mb-3 = ?

Hi Y'all,
Very new to this, so bear with me...
Had a circa '93 MB-3 stolen recently...my insurance will pay my replacement cost (not depreciated cost, not the current used cost)...so of course the question is, what would a comparable modern bike cost?
Yes, I know there is nothing strictly comparable; hopefully someone familiar with the bike can steer me towards examples of comparable quality, components, etc... so that I can give the insurance folks a reasonable
facsimile.
Anyone?

Thanks!
David
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Old 07-10-13, 09:44 PM
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When dealing with an insurance company for a replacement bike I took my totaled bike to a LBS and got a written estimate for replacement value. And if you really wanted to be thorough you could go to a few shops and go with the highest.
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Thanks, but I of course don't have the bike, and nobody in the LBSs are a: familiar with such an old model, and b: have any idea which modern bike would be comparable...
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Originally Posted by daddyray View Post
Thanks, but I of course don't have the bike, and nobody in the LBSs are a: familiar with such an old model, and b: have any idea which modern bike would be comparable...
Older guys in the shop should know exactly what it is; just tell them what you need and why. And, if they know your coming back to spend the money on a new bike in their shop, they'll be less likely to be stingy with the estimate.
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Thanks, but I of course don't have the bike, and nobody in the LBSs are a: familiar with such an old model, and b: have any idea which modern bike would be comparable...
Find another shop. Download specs off the internet, Bridgestone catalogs are all there. You can find similar older mtbs for $150 around here. Modern equivalent: $500. MB3 was middle of the line back then.

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