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    Question about Bridgestone MB-1s.

    I have located 3 different Bridgestone MB-1s, all different year models. Is there any paticular year that was better than another? Any models to stay away from? Thanks in advance for your reply.

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    I know the earlier ones were lugged and made in Japan. That's what I'm looking for. Especially if it has the neat looking double flat crown fork.
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    Made in Japan

    I think they were all lugged and made in Japan, no?

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    I would like to know also. I have been sitting on a MB-1 frame for a while. I figured it was one of the early ones based on the components that came on it (shimano deer head), but it just has a normal crown fork. The fork is clearly original, btw.

    Not sure what to do with this thing, since it is a tad too small for me. Not sure if it is desireable enough to warrant trying to sell on ebay or not.

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    The catalogs are online, so you can compare and decide for yourself.

    The '93 with the Ritchey biplane fork is probably the most sought after:
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgest...3/pages/37.htm

    Some people don't like the earlier models with more "kick" in the fork.

    All MB-1's were lugged and made in Japan.

    MB-1 prices were extremely high when I was looking for one. I ended up buying an MB-2 and upgrading the components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
    All MB-1's were lugged and made in Japan.

    MB-1 prices were extremely high when I was looking for one. I ended up buying an MB-2 and upgrading the components.
    I know that all the MB1s were lugged and built in Japan. I think the MB2s were also. The MB3 went from a lugged Japanese frame to a tigged Taiwanese frame somewhere in the 91-93 time frame. It was still a very nice bike.

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    Here's my '88 MB-2. I have it set up for street riding. I'm too old to play in the dirt.

    It's the bike I take to the beach. All of the nuts and bolts are either stainless or titanium.

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