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Vintage bridgestone
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I have a old bridgestone bike and I'm trying to find out the value of it i got it really cheap. I have serial number im not sure if that is helpful. Heres some pictures
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(01-24-2022, 01:23 PM)Shonna M Wilson Wrote:  I have a old bridgestone bike and I'm trying to find out the value of it i got it really cheap. I have serial number im not sure if that is helpful. Heres some pictures

Hi Shonna,


Photos did not attach; try again. Some Bridgestone bikes are of a very high quality (RB-1), others are of lesser quality and value. Overall they made decent bikes and it would depend on the component group that was fitted to it, and the tubing the frame was constructed of. Provide detailed photos of frame conjunctions and components. "RB"= Road Bike, "MB"=Mountain Bike, "CB"=City Bike, "XO"= Cross Over Bike/Hybrid Bike. The lower the number, the higher level model so RB-1 was their best road bike, RB-2 was next and so on. Those models, I believe, were primarily from the 80s-90s, but they made bikes from the mid 40s onward. You may be able to find a serial number database that will allow you to date the frame. Also, depending on the year and the originality of the components to may be able to use component date codes to determine the year of frame manufacture (give or take a year). Shimano started date codes around 1976, Sun Tour around 1972. I'm not sure about SR (Sakae Ringyo), or Sugino date codes; but you can find charts online that will give you means to decipher them. You may be able to find some Bridgestone catalogs and try to match your bike's model and paint scheme to help identification.
Take care,
Jesper

"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS
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