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Old 10-12-20, 10:30 AM
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Bridgestone Diamond Road

Hi all, finally i'm able to share my bike with you guys.











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Old 10-12-20, 02:51 PM
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Nice! I have the Bridgestone Kabuki Diamond Formula and set it up much the same, all Campagnolo. It was SunTour when I bought it new. I have put many thousands of miles on it and it still rides well . Bridgestone imported some nice bikes BITD . The later ones like yours may be of better quality than the Kabuki ones , but mine is fine and has nice lugs and brazing and is light for its year. Joe
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Nice! I have the Bridgestone Kabuki Diamond Formula and set it up much the same, all Campagnolo. It was SunTour when I bought it new. I have put many thousands of miles on it and it still rides well . Bridgestone imported some nice bikes BITD . The later ones like yours may be of better quality than the Kabuki ones , but mine is fine and has nice lugs and brazing and is light for its year. Joe
hi Joe, do you have pics?
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My Kabuki lived about ten to twelve years of its life on a sailboat in Southern California. It was my transportation for at least a couple of years in all sorts of weather. When I moved to dry land in 1990, I media blasted the frame and rattle can painted it so the original decals are long gone. Mine originally came with 27" wheels which I swapped out for some real nice 700c wheels that were French double wall with SS spokes. I have since switched back to 27" wheels with Campy Record High Flange hubs and changed the tires that are in the picture to Panaracer . Joe
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My Kabuki lived about ten to twelve years of its life on a sailboat in Southern California. It was my transportation for at least a couple of years in all sorts of weather. When I moved to dry land in 1990, I media blasted the frame and rattle can painted it so the original decals are long gone. Mine originally came with 27" wheels which I swapped out for some real nice 700c wheels that were French double wall with SS spokes. I have since switched back to 27" wheels with Campy Record High Flange hubs and changed the tires that are in the picture to Panaracer . Joe
you made some good changes. Is it possible to fix new decals? It would like more "completed". Nuno
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^ There are no decals available that I have found for Kabuki bikes, especially the Diamond Formula. I did find a NOS decal for the top tube for a later version Diamond Formula 12 that I put on the top tube but you can't see it in the photo.When my bike was made they had scripting that differs from the later lettering. It is not like a collector type bike that gets that much attention. Joe

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^ There are no decals available that I have found for Kabuki bikes, especially the Diamond Formula. I did find a NOS decal for the top tube for a later version Diamond Formula 12 that I put on the top tube but you can't see it in the photo.When my bike was made they had scripting that differs from the later lettering. It is not like a collector type bike that gets that much attention. Joe
that's a shame. I'm looking for fhe front decal (looks like a polar star) for my Diamond road but no luck until now. It feels naked. Nuno
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Mine, originaly 600 arabesque, nitto... I modified it as touring, single speed and now again in close to original state. Now i am thinking about 650B randonneur conversion...

I is hard to find some more detailed info regarding it, from which catalog it is and some more info in general... Anyways, it is a keeper 😉
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