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Road Test/Bike Review (1986) BRIDGESTONE 450

Old 06-16-22, 07:29 AM
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Road Test/Bike Review (1986) BRIDGESTONE 450

From Bicycle Guide, May 1986.













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Thanks for posting this. Great review. Although I have to say that the Tommaso bike in the ad is just pure mid-1980s eye candy.
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I like the way the reviewer talks about the benefits of Shimano Light Action and SIS. Then you have the Galli advert for a derailleur without gimmicks. Its like you're witnessing a changing of the guard. Thanks for posting. I love reading these reviews.
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Interesting juxtaposition.
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Thanks for posting this. Great review. Although I have to say that the Tommaso bike in the ad is just pure mid-1980s eye candy.
Yes, the Tommaso looks gorgeous, but it having that pristine and expensive white Almarc leather handlebar cover makes it seem to be "untouchable" to mortal cyclists....
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Yes, the Tommaso looks gorgeous, but it having that pristine and expensive white Almarc leather handlebar cover makes it seem to be "untouchable" to mortal cyclists....
That’s definitely the way I felt when I saw that ad originally back in the day. The image of that bike stuck with me all these years…
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Ok. Were the Bridgestone catalogs the best ever in the’80s? I vote a definite yes.
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Ok. Were the Bridgestone catalogs the best ever in the’80s? I vote a definite yes.
If you mean the ones circa 1992-94, I agree. I still have all three. They are a ton of fun/
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Gorgeous look, so simpel
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