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    Vintage Bridgestone Road Bike (Made in Japan)

    Any idea year of mfg on this bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by truthtellermusic View Post
    Any idea year of mfg on this bike?

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    This is the smoothest, fastest, bike i've ever rode. It's better than bianchi, giant, trek, specialized, raleigh, jamis and more... Pure Quality,... Only one in the world i've seen online with shimano components...

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    It's a mid-late '70's bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truthtellermusic View Post
    It's better than bianchi, giant, trek, specialized, raleigh, jamis and more... Pure Quality
    that low-level, 32 lb bridgestone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by truthtellermusic View Post
    This is the smoothest, fastest, bike i've ever rode.
    cool find, looks like a collector's item.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    that low-level, 32 lb bridgestone?
    Yep...

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    It's actually pretty lite for it's age... Feels about 20+ish....

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    Quote Originally Posted by truthtellermusic View Post
    It's actually pretty lite for it's age... Feels about 20+ish....ta
    take off the kickstand, reflectors, and that ginormous spoke protector and you can prolly get it down to 16 or so...
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    funny thread. i can tell the op has a lot of experience with high-end steel.

    btw, the 1988 rb-1 was 23 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    that low-level, 32 lb bridgestone?
    No ... its a guaranteed world's finest bicycle precision mechanism. Says so right on the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    No ... its a guaranteed world's finest bicycle precision mechanism. Says so right on the frame.
    like panasonic, fuji and miyata, bridgestone made some great bikes. unfortunately, the op's wasn't one of them.

    sheldon has the catalogues.
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    Jealousy is bad... It's a 72, and only one of you guys know what i'm talking about... End of Discussion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    No ... its a guaranteed world's finest bicycle precision mechanism. Says so right on the frame.
    Yes, and I love how their dedication to "precision" allowed that decal to be put on at an angle.......
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    this has to be a prank thread.

    no knowledgeable person could see this boat anchor POS as a 'quality' bike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    this has to be a prank thread. no knowledgeable person could see this boat anchor POS as a 'quality' bike...
    "jealousy is bad," mmkay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by truthtellermusic View Post
    It's actually pretty lite for it's age... Feels about 20+ish....

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    That bike is no where near 20 lbs. In the early 1990's, a 20 lbs bike was gee-whiz light. I have a 1996 Eddy Merckx steel bike that weighs 20 lbs. Its made of deda zero uno steel tubes, has a carbon fork, modern 11-speed components and 1600 gram set of wheels. Yeah that bike is 20++++++lbs on a good day. I'd bet closer to the low 30's.

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    Interesting to see some of these surface. The amount of steel on that bike would make it moderately heavy feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuma601 View Post
    The amount of steel on that bike would make it moderately heavy feeling.
    "moderately"?

    steel crank, steel derailleurs ... i bet the bars are steel, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    "moderately"?

    steel crank, steel derailleurs ... i bet the bars are steel, too.
    And the rims no doubt.

    We're being pranked here.

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