Today on my normal thrift store run I picked up this
I believe it is a 1992 Bridgestone RB-2 56cm. It is in beautiful, original condition. It is a pretty sharp looking, lugged steel bike made it Japan under direction of Grant Peterson (Rivendell fame) using Ishiwata triple butted tubes and using a mid range Shimano drivetrain (Exage 400/500), Sugino crankset and Diacompe Blaze brakes. It has Araya 700c rims and some larger than normal semi-slick tires and a crappy suspension seat. I found this info online:
Read up on Bridgestone here - http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/index.html
So - since I have been searching for something to replace my 1992 650c wheeled Paramount PDG Series 7 I wonder if this may fit the bill? Is a 56cm frame too big for my 5'-7" frame and 30" inseam or is it doable?
I realize I could turn around and sell this bike - along with the other 2 that I have (1984 Bianchi Alloro, 1992 Paramount PDG Series 7 650c) and I could pick up a pretty darned nice ride I think. Hmm....