1982 Bridgestone Euraia

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  • Recently got this off of ebay and plan to do a restoration to make a classic randonneur. I'm loving the direct mount centre-pull brakes.

    This was a Japanese domestic market model from the 70s to 1982, the idea was the bike was a system around which the buyer had a lot of options to spec the bike to their needs, i.e. brake type, drop outs, racks, luggage, etc.

    Once I get the frameset I'll assess the condition of the paint and decide if it needs a respray

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  • Please don't respray! This looks like it will clean up beautifully, nice find. I'd keep it as original as possible.

  • Agreed, please don't respray it

  • I'd try and keep the paint if resprayed to match, but some of the other photos so some bad scratches. I'd also see about getting decals made to match.

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  • Some info from the original catalog.

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  • Cool OEM rack!

    Any idea what the saddle is? I’m looking for something like that if you’re not going to use it.

  • I'm excited about the rack too. I'm going to get a nitto ZL decaleur to support a bag from above. This should be compatible with the existing stem.

    I'm not sure what provisions if any the frame has for internal dynamo routing, but I'd like to use a front dynamo hub. I know the D1/D2 variations of the frame (red) had a rear bottle dynamo along with canti brakes.

    I'll ID the saddle when I get the bike and let you know what it is, I'll likely switch to a leather Gilles Berthoud.

  • A nice selection of all the options available on the frames.

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1982 Bridgestone Euraia

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