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Old 02-14-12, 10:04 PM   #1
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I have a man-crush on Grant Peterson

I have been chasing after a Bridgestone RB-1 for about 5 years without success. When I came across this 1991 RB-2, it was filthy, had 2 flat tires and a really cheesy padded seat. However, I was able to negotiate the seller way down and took a chance. I intended on converting it to a city back in some form other than a fixie. However, I got it home, cleaned it up, lubed it and slapped a B-17 saddle on it and fell in love. I replaced the white bar tape to get some color in what was a fairly boring looking bike, but didn't even have to replace the tubes. This bike shifts better than any bike I have ever ridden and still weighs under 25 lbs. with the Brooks saddle. It is also very nimble but still holds a line. I was really surprised at this. I figured the 700x28 tires would make it kind of sluggish.
This is now my primary ride. I have a 13-28t cassette on order only because I am old and out of shape. Now I am doubling my efforts to find an RB-1. N+1


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Old 02-14-12, 10:07 PM   #2
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Grant Petersen will return man crushes based on the length of your head tube and stem. Based on your photo, you should be prepared to consummate a relationship.
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Very nice!

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26" Bridgestone 10 speed, $50. Don't know if that's wheel size or seattube;
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Speaking of crushes, anyone else been distracted by the redhead in the Palmer Cash ads that have been appearing on BF.net for the past few weeks?
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Speaking of crushes, anyone else been distracted by the redhead in the Palmer Cash ads that have been appearing on BF.net for the past few weeks?
Totally distracted!

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I'm worried that I'll have to stop surfing BF at work because of her.
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Now that you've publicly announced your crush on ole GP, watch out for the scorn of mtbker. Let's just say he has the opposite emotion!
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Now that you've publicly announced your crush on ole GP, watch out for the scorn of mtbker. Let's just say he has the opposite emotion!
Hell hath no fury like mtbker scorned. He has a sensitive, loving side too - just look up his odes to cdales.
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I don't remember seeing the ad. I've a real soft spot for redheads.
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Your puppy seems to have a crush on your RB-2.................or he is wating by the door to go for a walk.
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The things I miss with a paid membership... .... thanks.
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Great bike! I see a collection starting... As for GP, well, he ain't no redhead but hope you will be happy together.

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Go to the Palmer-Cash site, there's an entire gallery...not that I looked.
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Sweet bike man, looks like it fits you perfect. Love the new bar tape too.
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I'm less familiar with Bridgestone bikes than I probably should be, but it appears to me it has pretty short chainstays which seems to indicate this is more racing aimed than touring oriented. Am I correct in my assumption?
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I'm less familiar with Bridgestone bikes than I probably should be, but it appears to me it has pretty short chainstays which seems to indicate this is more racing aimed than touring oriented. Am I correct in my assumption?
Correct. I think the only differences between the RB1 and RB2 are the tubing (slightly heavier in the RB2) and the length of the chainstays (slightly longer in the RB2).
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Nice , uh ....bottom bracket.

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Had to quote again for the hilarity. I LOLed.

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I'm less familiar with Bridgestone bikes than I probably should be, but it appears to me it has pretty short chainstays which seems to indicate this is more racing aimed than touring oriented. Am I correct in my assumption?
Well RB does stand for Racing Bike as far as I know. Theres barely any space for 28s, and little room for fenders.

If your in Austin you can come check out my RB-1 if your bored. There are a ton of them here, even a couple of 650B RBs.
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I think "RB" stood for "road bike."

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I just want to thank all participants in this thread for making my day. I haven't stopped laughing since I opened it.
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No kidding. Great distraction there. Ever since seeing what Doc did to an NOS RB-1 by putting Sram Red on it, I've been lusting after one of those. That will have to come later, though, as I'm very content with my stable.
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