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    Bridgestone Mb Frame Id

    Hello friends, I have a frame that is claimed to be a bridgestone mb, and I would love if anyone could offer any info or ideas on frame model or year.
    The serial is M8A65949
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    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    Last edited by dychron; 11-06-2012 at 11:41 PM. Reason: clarity

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    Try posting this in what the cool kids call the VRC forum: Vintage, Retro, Classic - Mtbr Forums

    You are more likely to get some help over there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dychron View Post
    Hello friends, I have a frame that is claimed to be a bridgestone mb, and I would love if anyone could offer any info or ideas on frame model or year.
    The serial is M8A65949
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    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    Yup, wrong board for this post.

    But, I have one of those in the garage, complete and near stock.

    1986 Bridgestone MB-1. Too bad it has been abused.
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    Can a mod move this post to the Vintage, Retro, Classic Forums?
    thanks

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    That doesn't actually look like a Bridgestone mb-1 to me. The serial number, if it was a Bridgestone would put it as a 1988 which had seatstay brake mounts. The serial number also should only have one letter and the stamping looks different for the serial numbers.

    The cable stops also look too close together for a 1986 mb-1.

    my 2 cents.

    Feel free to do more research here:

    Bridgestone Bicycle Catalogue 1986 Bridgestone MB-1
    Wanted: Bridgestone 1992 catalog images

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    The 86 mb-1 also have the cable stop on the top of the driveside chainstay, not the bottom.

    edit: pics stolen from the internet.
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    With only the seat tube lug, if it's a bridgestone at all, it would be an MB-4. I believe that was the only non-lugged frame of the bunch.

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    Yeah, it could be this 1987 mb-3

    Bridgestone Bicycle Catalogue 1987-18

    or these 1988 mb-4s or 5s

    [Bridgestone Bicycle Catalogue 1988-09

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    Quote Originally Posted by blilrat View Post
    With only the seat tube lug, if it's a bridgestone at all, it would be an MB-4. I believe that was the only non-lugged frame of the bunch.
    Yup, I missed that it was not lugged. Also mis-remembered that the lower-end bikes had under stay bosses after '86.
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