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Old 11-26-19, 08:25 PM
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Bridgestone MB-4

I volunteer with a bike charity group. We have a Bridgestone MB-4, vintage mountain bike. I know some Bridgestones are considered very desirable, but I'm not sure which ones. This bike is in rough condition. The frame is made with Ritchey Super Set, chromoly tubing. It has a complete Suntour XC group but somethings don't add up. The shifters are friction, but the bike is a 1991 model. It should have had index shifting by that date. One option for us, if this is a valuable bike, is to sell it. We sell about 2% of the bikes we get to raise operating funds for the charity. What I need to know, is this of any particular value or is it just another old mountain bike.
Here are some pics. Thanks in advance for any input.

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Old 11-26-19, 10:49 PM
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Bridgestone worked backward with the MB0 and MB1 being the best.. A MB4 is low on the desirable list.

Your bike, In good running condition, in my market, maybe $100.
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Originally Posted by katsup View Post
Bridgestone worked backward with the MB0 and MB1 being the best.. A MB4 is low on the desirable list.

Your bike, In good running condition, in my market, maybe $100.
That pretty much answers my question. My guess was, this is nothing special and it appears that's correct. Thanks
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Its a lugged frame --- cleaned up and with a decent performing XC group, $100 is on the low end. You have to consider the built in "Grant PEterson tax" ---

Are the shifters 2 position maybe and just locked in friction mode? I know Bridgestone was one of the last holdouts to keep thumb shifters as long as possible on most of their bikes
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A buddy of mine just bought one of these for $150 but it was in better shape with a set of good quality new wheels. I told him it was a decent deal at that price. $100 is about right for this one.
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