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Old 11-27-07, 05:59 PM   #1
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a few bridgestone rb1 questions

Hi, searched and read all threads on this bike. Never knew people were into them that much. I bought (overpaid as far as I am concerned) a 92 Yellow and white rb1. But I really liked these and I have not seen another one in Australia. It is the 62cm to top and 60cm top tube size.

This bike appears to have very few K's on it. Just some small surface rust on the stem and the whole bike is very dirty. Should clean up nice and I will only replace the cables as they have had it and rusted. It lived in Hawaii and here in Australia on the coast.

Would like to know which tyres came stock on this bike. Mine has Tioga "something" S, have to go back outside to take a look. They are in ok condition, black tread with a cloth (I think from the quick scan) sidewall, but I am not sure if they are original. Otherwise the bike is as far as I can tell apart from maybe the bar wrap.

Did they come stock with a full shimano 600 group? mine has the headset, but has a SR sakae seat post.
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Old 11-27-07, 06:21 PM   #2
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Sounds like a nice bike. Sheldon Brown's web site has all the catalogs which include the specs for each model http://sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/index.html I've got a 1986 Bridgestone 700 and a 1988 RB-2 (upgraded components) and they are both nice riding machines. Enjoy.
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Old 11-27-07, 06:22 PM   #3
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Have a look at the firstflightbikes.com museum, they have an original one there and describe the original parts on it.
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Old 11-27-07, 06:34 PM   #4
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thankyou, been using google and couldn't read the catalouges on S brown site.

I'll go check firstflightbikes now.
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ok, only thing changed on my bike is the tyres.

Got the 1992 catalouge in pdf. Had to get a pdf viewer.

When I have cleaned it up and done some basic polishing, I will put some photos up.

Cheers
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Old 11-27-07, 07:20 PM   #6
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Awesome bike. I just bought one recently as well. Is your RB-1 going to see a lot of action? I'm tempted to save mine for only the occasional sunny day. But the bike does deserve to be ridden.
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I have many other bikes, all new apart from an old 80's KTM touring bike. (not sure who built those KTM frames, anyone know?)

I bought it mainly because it was my size, I see lots of bikes I would buy if they were my size. I'd rather be able to ride them, than just collect them.

Yes I will ride it, not every week. It will be doing all quick trips for a while though.

It came with a bag of parts all bought along with the bike and either never used or very lightly used. pedals, spare cleats, shoes, computer, bidon cage, clips and straps and so on. Yet to decide to use them on the bike or not.

Tinkeric what year and colour do you have?
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I have many other bikes, all new apart from an old 80's KTM touring bike. (not sure who built those KTM frames, anyone know?)

I bought it mainly because it was my size, I see lots of bikes I would buy if they were my size. I'd rather be able to ride them, than just collect them.

Yes I will ride it, not every week. It will be doing all quick trips for a while though.

It came with a bag of parts all bought along with the bike and either never used or very lightly used. pedals, spare cleats, shoes, computer, bidon cage, clips and straps and so on. Yet to decide to use them on the bike or not.

Tinkeric what year and colour do you have?
Hey, sorry it took so long to reply. I forgot to check my e-mail thread updates.

My RB-1 is a '90 in black.

Here's a link to my post the day I got the bike: Bridgestoned the gap: found an RB-1
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Nice bike. Tires have gotten better over the years. Why not take advantage of it?
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Thanks. I got it last fall, but I've had a knee injury -- runner's knee -- that has kept me from biking for more than a year now. As soon as I recover, which should be in the summer, I'm going to overhaul the entire bike, including new tires.
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Would like to know which tyres came stock on this bike. Mine has Tioga "something" S, have to go back outside to take a look. They are in ok condition, black tread with a cloth (I think from the quick scan) sidewall, but I am not sure if they are original. Otherwise the bike is as far as I can tell apart from maybe the bar wrap.

Did they come stock with a full shimano 600 group? mine has the headset, but has a SR sakae seat post.
I also have a '92 RB-1, yellow. I ordered the frame/fork, and put on complete Superbe Pro, with Suntour Wishbone shifters in '92. Those shifters are now on my AD Vent Noir ll. I then raced on it for three years. What a sweet ride. It is now set up for my wife, with 8-spd Shimano 600. Simply an outstanding ride.

Good luck with it.
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