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Old 07-24-22, 03:19 AM
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@Korina

BUY!, BUY!, BUY!, quit messing around.

Hard Rock and Rockhopper, Big S

Araya

This, Bridgestone XO-2, iconic regardless.

Trifecta IMO.

And the others that you have for good measure.

Price is right, regardless of condition which I don't think is that bad, I would wipe it down good with WD-40, sit a few hours or overnight, check for paint being ok with it, scrub carefully with dish soap to get the rust clean and dry then Evaporust and/or cleaner/cut/restorer like Meguiars that has cleaned up many nasty looking frames many times for me.
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Old 07-24-22, 03:48 AM
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If you have a use for it I think it’ll shine up just fine, if you don’t then it’s $300/$400 in garage art.
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Old 07-24-22, 05:33 AM
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My current project is to turn a Bridgestone MB-3 into a winter commuter with an electric assist front wheel. I get a good feeling from messing with iconic 80s bikes!
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Uglify it and turn it into a lock up bike! Oh wait, it's already been uglified. So doesn't that make it cheap at $100?

I'm a fan of Bridgestones and the XO 2 is a fine bike so there's that.
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I'd pass on that one since they whipped the downtube with a chain. Only way to go is a strip and powdercoat IMHO, more than it's worth.
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Old 07-24-22, 07:10 AM
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It's good karma to grab it now...offer him $75. Consider it a rescue as most any other next owner will beat it into submission and it'll end up in a landfill, or scrapyard, and it'll weigh (heavily) on your conscience, as it should.

At the very least, you can save it from an unfortunate demise. If you want to clean it up, good on ya. If not, you can move it on to someone who will. Win - Win

(..and if you paint it..use auto paint in rattle cans from an auto parts-paint supplier. It'll look much better and cost about the same as a basic powder coating. Use 2k primer, basecoat of any of hundreds of colors, 2k clear gloss topcoat. Easy paint to work with.)

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Old 07-24-22, 07:16 AM
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This bike can replace ALL your current bikes. Talk him down to $90 and take your other projects to the Co-op.
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Old 07-24-22, 07:19 AM
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Will N+1 cause domestic strife?
if no > purchase and rejoice
if yes> purchase, hide and/or bargain

Will N+1 cause domestic storage issues
if no > purchase and store
if yes > purchase and eliminate furniture item or buy mobile, temporary, storage unit (see Merziac/jdawginsc)

Is purchase simply impulse buy (as opposed to something you have wanted or feel is a great opportunity based on size)
if no > purchase and restore
if yes > purchase and realize that is why you posted the thread...
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Old 07-24-22, 07:22 AM
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See, this is what happens. We all show our true colors! I got teased again by my wife as I was working on one of my rescue bikes . My only defense “but I don’t have one of these and I’ve always wanted one”. So reading this thread has not only enabled the OP , but given the rest of us fuel for the fire. Logic has no place here , you probably brought , or rode , it home !
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Old 07-24-22, 07:24 AM
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The more relevant question is "What color powder coat for an X-02?"
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Old 07-24-22, 08:14 AM
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Yay, banana slugs
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Old 07-24-22, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by davester View Post
You've come to the wrong place to find people to talk you out of this.
Did you read the thread title??
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Old 07-24-22, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
This bike can replace ALL your current bikes. Talk him down to $90 and take your other projects to the Co-op.
Replace all my current bikes, that's funny! Thanks for the laugh.
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Will N+1 cause domestic strife?
if no —> purchase and rejoice
if yes—> purchase, hide and/or bargain

Will N+1 cause domestic storage issues
if no —> purchase and store
if yes —> purchase and eliminate furniture item or buy mobile, temporary, storage unit (see Merziac/jdawginsc)

Is purchase simply impulse buy (as opposed to something you have wanted or feel is a great opportunity based on size)
if no —> purchase and restore
if yes —> purchase and realize that is why you posted the thread...
My husband is a fellow dirty rotten enabler and wants me to buy it.
Originally Posted by bark_eater View Post
The more relevant question is "What color powder coat for an X-02?"
I really like the deep sparkly emerald green it already is, but if it comes to it...
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Yay, banana slugs
I'm up in Humboldt, home of the Lumberjacks (eww); but go into the community forest and banana slugs are everywhere. I say banana slug because I wear bright colors and don't go very fast. But I'm happy.

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Old 07-24-22, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Replace all my current bikes, that's funny! Thanks for the laugh.

I think you meant hysterical.


My husband is a fellow dirty rotten enabler and wants me to buy it.
You have all you need to make this decision right there, get to it.
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Old 07-24-22, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Did you read the thread title??
The dyslexic side of my brain read it.
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Did you bring it home yet?
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The line between "want" and "need" is razor thin and only leads to madness. Just go for it.

Here is the XO-3 that followed me home a few weeks ago.



$80 well spent, got me off of the couch and into the garage for some cleaning and then out around the neighborhood to enjoy the summer.

That bike needs some clean up and doesn't have a seat, I bet you can get it for $25 off. Then you can convince yourself you didn't spend 75, you actually saved 25.
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Old 07-24-22, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post

I'm up in Humboldt, home of the Loggers (eww); but go into the community forest and banana slugs are everywhere. I say banana slug because I wear bright colors and don't go very fast. But I'm happy.
Hey, I might be a banana slug too, but never knew it. 🤔😁
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Originally Posted by Kabuki12 View Post

Yay, banana slugs
wrong place

Humboldt State Lumberjacks, where the late, lamented football team (my son was starting punter the last year they had football ) had scores celebrated by revving chainsaws



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get it

here is link to the 92 bridgestone catalog see page 39 https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1992/1992.pdf

of course then you will need to start looking for mustache bars the road never ends
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Whelp, the universe decided; seller sold the bike, and not to me. What a relief. I'll pester the husbeast to assemble the Araya.
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Whelp, the universe decided; seller sold the bike, and not to me. What a relief. I'll pester the husbeast to assemble the Araya.
Well, you can always console yourself with ice cream. 😁 I almost didn't buy any today, it "only" hit 96F today. 🙄😉
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Dude, if that were my size, (I'm 5'11",) I'd be grabbing it tomorrow!

I'm in Fields Landing, and I just got paid...

It's probability for the best that it's way, way too small.

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Whelp, the universe decided; seller sold the bike, and not to me. What a relief. I'll pester the husbeast to assemble the Araya.
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"I'm 5'7", 400 pounds and my stomach is full. I don't need to eat another stuffed crust pizza right now. Change my mind."
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