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Bridgestone Radac Tailormade frame. Please comment.

Old 09-27-14, 09:16 PM
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Bridgestone Radac Tailormade frame. Please comment.



The owner says that it has not been refurbished ie. repainted. The top tube lacks "Bridgestone" lable, yet the paint seems to be unblemished. What do you guys think? Is it a vintage frame and collectible, or just an old frame? Is it old enough, and in un-refurbished condition to be considered an antique? Here, I'm not talking about paint restoration. Does the label " Tailormade" concur with factory original? Any helpful observation will be much appreciated.
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I think any collectability will simply be in the fact that it is a Bridgestone. Any idea on the frame materiel?


This seems to have some good information but most of the links seem to be in Japanese. https://forums.roadbikereview.com/ret...ed-193659.html
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Agree with Bill, it's not collectible and not really vintage. It is likely to be a fine rider though. Bridgestone made some great bikes (I own three).
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Would like to know what tubing stickers say, particularly the ones on the bottom of the seat tube and the forks.
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Found this...Bridgestone Radac - Japanese Cyclotourismo Journal - Yahoo!???
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hi I'm the owner of this bike it's originally painted by Bridgestone factory cal "tailor made" never repaint.i'll sent you more photo about this bike later(I've 3 Radac full aluminum)
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Would love to see all of the bikes. Helps us all learn and we love to view close-up pics of the dropouts, seat tube cluster, head tube, bottom bracket, whatever. Thanks for chiming in. Personally, I love the color scheme of the bike pictured.
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I would also say it is really nice frame and should build up into a great rider. It really isn't old or rare enough to be consider highly collectibale so the value in this frame would as a rider. That said it will likely cost someone about as much to build it up with appropriate component's as it would to buy a similar bike complete and ready to go which limits the value some.I would quess $200-250 on Ebay to the right buyer and a $150 or so locally.
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Here is some close up pics if you ride it you'll love it.
i put the new component as a Shimano Tiagra 10 speed to make it ride smoothly.
The weigh is about 9.3kg(with bottle cage and bottle) for me this is very good so far.
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and this is other Radac come with 105sc 7 speed it's very good ride to more stiffness than every Radac i've ride.
at the seat tube isn't seem like other radacs it's seems like vitus frame but in the chainstays have decals "talior-made"







Last model Radac RD-1000 Japanese Model come with Shimano 600ex(6207)

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Very nice! Thanks for sharing. Workmanship is very fine, I can see.
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I would agree that the 105-Radac was likely made originally by Vitus - don't know if they ever did any contract frame work for Bridgestone or not.
Some folks get a bit "creative" with the after-market stickers, which is why photos like these are so important to see if everything matches up.

Thanks for sharing the pics!
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