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Old 12-16-17, 11:42 PM
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Bridgestone CB-1

I know that the RB-1, MB-1 etc were/are good bikes, is the CB-1 considered as good?
Please do not snipe me off of CL before I decided to not buy it.
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Old 12-17-17, 12:56 AM
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Sheldon Brown said "The CB-series (City Bike) was intended as a bike for the non-enthusiast. There was nothing wrong with them, but nothing special, either. These were all Taiwanese models."

I'd buy it if the price was right.
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Old 12-17-17, 08:41 AM
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I had one as a commuter/beater for a while. It was heavy and slow. Or maybe I was. Still, nothing very special.
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I turned one into a touring bike for a friend from England. He rode it down the Pacific Coast Highway and loved it.

Different wheels with good tires make a lot of difference with these old mountain/hybrid bikes.
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I recently rebuilt this one with new tires, rear derailleur, rear shifter and grips. Certainly a nice enough ride for its intended use, the new owner was quite happy with it.
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Old 12-22-17, 06:32 AM
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Well I had already made arrangements with the seller before this was posted..... Bike was a little rougher than the photos showed, but all the wear and rust seems to be from storage not use. I figure I spent $25 extra for the sticker and another $25 extra for the low bottom bracket height. The seller also has a rock hopper for sale that is beter shape, and a much nicer bike than the cb-1. He's on the Lancaster PA Craigslist.
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Old 12-22-17, 08:57 AM
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Not a problem, [MENTION=469351]bark_eater[/MENTION] how does it ride?
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Like all the bearings are packed with road tar. There was zero play on all the bearings, except the head set which was loose. They might have gotten tightened up for the sale, but the chain did not show much wear.
All that combined with underinflated knobby tires with cracked sidewalls, I haven't realy formed an opinion. I'm not going to ride it much till I can lube everything up and replace the tires. It fits me like a road bike as far as stand over, and I think I will be able to get a nice ride out of it with swept back handlebars and slicks.
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I snuck an hour of tinkering in and took it for a ride around the neighborhood. It cleaned up nice, and is fun to tool around on the little neighborhood loop course of pavement, dirt and gravel. I found a set of 1.9" Continental Town and Country's for under $40 shipped, which seemed like the cheapest "winter" tires I would find, so It looks like I ended up with a bike I can ride instead of another project added to the pile. Yea.
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