Bridgestone Bicycles Serial Numbers
I´m new here. I have been reading this forum for a couple of years but never registered until now. I´m trying to once and for all nail down if my Bridgestone is a MB-1 that i think it is or one of the 'lesser' models (MB-2, MB-3 etc). I bought it used at a garage sale about 12 years ago and the guy claimed it was a MB-1.
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It is NOT a priceless heirloom. Beyond its pure function, it may have some kind of value (in the used bike market) because it's no longer made. The most sought after models are the ONES: XO-, RB-, MB-, probably in that order. Don't ask us what you should ask for yours, or what you should pay, though.
• Is the quality different? That's why Rivendells cost so much more.
The 'America' was an early 'credit-card' touring bike, featuring 18 speeds, SunTour barcons (a SunTour trademark for bar-end shifters), and 622 mm (700c) wheels (which were rare in the U.S. At that time, in the late '70s-early '80s.) The Fuji Touring Series was a fine range of loaded touring bikes in the mid '80s.
The first number following that letter is the last number of the year. If it's a 9, you have to figure out whether it's 1989 or 1999, bearing in mind all the while that Bstone quit exporting to the U.S. The other numbers identify the week and day it was made. Since your s/n is: A920328 A = January 9 = 1989 So your bike is a 1989 model year.
It will give you a range of how much people are willing to pay for it in your area. Note, to sell this bike anywhere (Craigs List or ebay), you are going to have to learn some of the basics. The size of the bike, take great pictures, and so on. That will garner you the most when you sell a bike.
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There are three different identifaction marks on all Bridgestone motorcycles. There are the usual engine and frame numbers, with an additional Vehicle Serial Number on a separate plate riveted to the frame. The Vehicle Serial Number follows the same format for all models, and uniquely identifies an individual machine as it leaves the factory. A typical serial number (actually from my own 350 GTR) is shown below: 21 D 05121 The Model Code (first two digits) identifies the basic model from which the machine is derived, and the code numbers used were as follows: 12.
Cyclist to succeed in getting a major Japanese bike maker to listen to him. He spec'ed the breakthrough model, the S-10-S, and, when the first batch had persistent spoke breakage problems, he insisted that all of the wheels be replaced.
That version of the moustache handlebar had fairly poor ergonomics with the supplied controls. The CB-1.CB-3. There was constant tension between Bridgestone USA and the parent company in Japan. While the bosses realized that Petersen was a very talented designer, he was perhaps a bit too individualistic and eccentric for the corporate culture.
While Japanese bicycles were manufactured to very tight tolerances, and nicely finished (considerably better than their European competition), the Japanese had not yet come to terms with the average American's being taller and heavier than the average Japanese. (This gap was wider at the time than it is now, due to the privations the Japanese population suffered during and after the war.) Royce Union he most widely distributed Japanese bike of this era was sold under the name Royce Union. This was a 10-speed, pretty much all steel except for the handlebar stem and the Dia Compe brakes.
• Some bikes have multiple serial numbers. When adding a bike to the Index, it's best to enter all the groups of numbers and letters separated by spaces. Hopefully you can find the serial number on the bicycle you're looking at, email if you're having trouble.
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In an effort to make shifting even easier for beginners, Shimano also developed the Front Freewheeling System, where the freewheel was built into the bottom bracket, instead of the rear hub. The putative advantage of this was that it permitted the rider to shift while the bike was coasting, since the chain was in motion even when the rider wasn't pedaling. (The FFS was sometimes used with Positron, sometimes without it; Positron was sometimes used with FFS, sometimes without it.) Positron never succeeded in a big way.
Bridgestone Frame and Engine Serial Numbers Bridgestone Frame and Engine Serial Numbers by Graham Weeks Originally appeared in the UK Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club Newsletter vol. 4 (Aug 1996). There are three different identifaction marks on all Bridgestone motorcycles. There are the usual engine and frame numbers, with an additional Vehicle Serial Number on a separate plate riveted to the frame. The Vehicle Serial Number follows the same format for all models, and uniquely identifies an individual machine as it leaves the factory. A typical serial number (actually from my own 350 GTR) is shown below: 21 D 05121 The Model Code (first two digits) identifies the basic model from which the machine is derived, and the code numbers used were as follows: 12. Download game battlefield untuk pc ringan. BS 90 DeLuxe, Trail and Mountaineer 13.
Although Japanese derailers had appeared as original equipment on Japanese bikes, the SunTour VGT was the first model to make a big splash in the aftermarket. The VGT was a wide-range touring derailer, using SunTour's patented 'slant parallelogram' design. The VGT was a reasonably light derailer, with a large chain take-up capacity, and a very light action, compared to the early '60s designs from Simplex and Huret. The shifting ease and performance were dramatically superior. When a rider who had been using French derailers first tried out a VGT, the effect was as startling as the later transition from friction to index shifting. [Agreed -- been there, done that. My first ten-speed had a plastic Simplex derailer.