Hi all, I just picked up a '93 Bridgestone RB-2. First of all, I barely know anything about roadbikes. Although I did a lot of research I'm still pretty sketchy on some stuff.
I looked up the year and model from Sheldon Brown's website, and I've figured out that it's a 1993 Bridgestone RB-2. It came stock with Shimano Exage(?) components, and looking over the bike, it does have some parts labelled "400EX". The previous owner also swapped out the rear derailleur, and front and rear brakes for Shimano 600. The rear hub is also a Shimano Ultegra.
The only problem I can detect is that something is scraping when I shift to a certain gear. Do I have to adjust my derailleur? Seems like the chain is rubbing against the larger chainring.
Does anyone know how competent this bike is? It seems pretty light. In fact, it's lighter than my track bike.
Also, does anyone know how difficult it would be to convert the downtube shifters onto the brakes/hoods?