Joining the Bridgestone Club
I've been enamored with all the 650B conversions and porteurs around the forum (some especially beautiful ones owned by local C&V'rs). My child-seat ride UO-10 was fun to build, but didn't scratch the itch. I needed cantis and lots of clearance. Scoping CL this morning there was a B'stone XO-3 for a reasonable sum (I think). Just picked it up and it looks to be in great shape with stock parts, save a couple of needed touch-ups. I suppose the XO-1 is the sexy one in the line, but being a tall dude, it seemed foolish to pass up the slightly lesser XO-3 in my size and nearby and for 130 bones. I don't think the 1lb difference in the frame will be noticed.
Pics to come (it's gross outside).
Looking forward to seeing your updates. I own a 1993 XO-2 that I need to fix up and maybe your project will get me motivated. They are fun bikes.
I picked up an XO-2 last year. I'm fixing it up as my long distance bike. Eager to see your pics!
likes to ride an old bike
Remember, xo doesn't mean "crossover," it means "hugs and kisses!"