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Old 08-08-20, 09:19 PM
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Old 08-08-20, 09:47 PM
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Old 08-09-20, 12:02 AM
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Boy, that appears to be a spotless frame. I'd almost be afraid to ride it.
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Old 08-09-20, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by kgcabs View Post
How do you like the Microshift Thumb Shifter? I have purchased the Sunrace version and have been less than impressed.
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Old 08-09-20, 09:18 AM
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Simple and clean, from here. Nicely done.
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Old 08-09-20, 10:28 AM
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How do you like the Microshift Thumb Shifter? I have purchased the Sunrace version and have been less than impressed.
Have only ridden it twice...maybe 50 miles. Coastal cruises. Has not missed a shift. Very well made. I converted the original 8 speed to 9.
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Love it. I'd still put a classic 'fit' rack on it...Blackburn likely.
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Fast and functional. Excellent
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Damn dude, very clean. I like the white/red color scheme.
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Damn that's beautiful! I just bought an MB-6 to use as a gravel cruiser / grocery getter and I kinda want to do something similar. Can you tell me a bit about the upgrade process? What parts did you have to replace to get the modern components to fit? Mine has a full Suntour XCM drivetrain - 7 speed.
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Old 08-10-20, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by speedyspaghetti View Post
Damn that's beautiful! I just bought an MB-6 to use as a gravel cruiser / grocery getter and I kinda want to do something similar. Can you tell me a bit about the upgrade process? What parts did you have to replace to get the modern components to fit? Mine has a full Suntour XCM drivetrain - 7 speed.
The 1993 Bridgestone was my MTB for years before I upgraded to a 29er. I also wanted a cruiser....and a project.

Frame paint was pretty beat but the components and bi-plane fork (which I had replaced with a Rock Shox) still looked pretty good. Started off with a complete fame paint strip. Repainted with automotive paint to match the fork. VeloCals supplied the decals and then clear coated over the decals. Waited a couple of weeks and then heli copter taped the usual areas. While I waited I totally disassembled the xt v-brakes, rear derailleur, pedals (now 747) and wheel set. I basically changed the cock pit. Adapted the 1" steer tube to a 1 1/8" via a Profile Design adapter. The XTR rear hub and RD M900 rear derailleur also worked for a 9 speed cassette so that was easy. The front, narrow wide, Race Face chain ring (42) was a direct bolt on to the original XTR cranks. Pretty decent chain line. Micro Shift supplied the 9-speed thumb sifter.

Very happy with how it rides....and looks.

My next project is to do the same to a Ritchey Comp. Same color. Same components.

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