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What's it worth?(9 posts)

What's it worth?Mel Erickson
Apr 28, 2003 11:54 AM
Got a chance to buy a Bridgestone RB1. Looks to be original and from the component mix I think it's a 1991. Red with some paint chips on the top and down tubes but very little use, judging by the wear on components. Wheels are Wolber with virtually no brake pad scuff marks. Any idea what would be a good buy on this classic?
re: Bridgestone RB-1Fredrico
Apr 28, 2003 2:00 PM
RB-1s were admired for their comfortable geometry and utilitarian functionality, much like Rivendells of today. But they were't considered "high end," like the big name Italian bikes or customs. There may be collectors who would offer more, but I'd start with 200.-400. range. The seller probably wants more, of course.
re: What's it worth?gtx
Apr 28, 2003 3:49 PM
my guess is $300-$400.
Frederico's more generous than I am.Spoke Wrench
Apr 28, 2003 3:50 PM
My first offer would be in the $100.00 range with the idea of buying the bike for under $150.00. In the end, it's a 10 year old steel road bike with middlin components. I think it's a buyer's market for stuff like that.
Frederico's more generous than I am.gtx
Apr 28, 2003 5:13 PM
if it was in nice shape and in a popular size it would be bid way higher than that on eBay.
The retro group would say alot!twin
Apr 28, 2003 3:56 PM
Did some more checkingMel Erickson
Apr 28, 2003 6:06 PM
A LBS has it on consignment. The owner is asking $250. I wouldn't buy it for the components, although they're very serviceable. I'm mainly interested in the frame. Ishiwata cromoly, quad butted and lugged. The fork is a very nice design. I'm thinking I could pick it up for maybe $200. Sounds fair to me. It's not a super light weight. With modern components it would probably tip the scales at 20 to 21 lbs. I'm thinking of a cross type bike with 28-30c tires.
good choice!!!go to the IBOBS sometimetwin
Apr 29, 2003 3:28 AM
Been there. Good info. nmMel Erickson
Apr 29, 2003 6:52 AM