Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles

Bridgestone Mystery Bike

I’m not sure how old this bike is or what model it is.

It looks like a Bridgestone XO-2 with the famous moustache handlebars but other details lead me to believe it’s an older model.

P1090101 P1090102 P1090103 P1090105 P1090107 P1090108 xo2It could be a mid 70’s Bridgestone Shine Star.

6280190102_1ae747ef47_b 6280191034_5c68c599e5_bIt also has a mid 70’s Shimano Skylark rear derailler.

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A bit more research suggests it’s a Bridgestone Youngway from the early 1970’s.

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3009_pop_up914_1This one also has the chrome cross bar.

It would appear that the bike is an early 1970’s Bridgestone Sprinter. Most seem to be 5 speeds while the one at the top of the post (mine) is a 10 speed.

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2 responses

  1. Erwin Lapschies

    I h ad this mystery bike in the early 1970s. My mom bought it for me at a sears or Eatons outlet store. It cam with front and back carriers, square headlights, brake light, mustache bars, shifter at the stem oval sprocket, disc brake and white wall tires. The frame was chromed and it weighed 40 pounds plus. I would love to get one!

    October 3, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    • They’re out there. Some were branded as Canadian Tire Supercycles.

      October 4, 2015 at 1:34 am

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