Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern Nevada
I'm with cyccommute most of the way--it was probably a very nice bike in its day, and could be cleaned up, lubed and tuned so it would be very rideable today. If there's nothing serious wrong with it, I'd snap it up.
He's right about the 1" steerer, but I don't see that as a problem at all. One of my mountain bikes (an old one I never bothered to get rid of) is a Bridgestone from about that same era, comparable to the 'jumper, and I still ride it pretty often. It's the MB I learned on, and it's fun to go out and bash around in something you really have to RIDE, rather than just sitting on and pedalling. I have a suspension Cannondale, and I and enjoy it, but suspension has created a generation of sissies.