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Specs on Bridgestone X0-4

Old 03-08-21, 11:00 AM
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Specs on Bridgestone X0-4

I posted some questions in General thread about this bike but realized the might be a more suitable place. Looking at a Bridgestone XO-4 for the wife. Was hoping someone might have some insight on a few things:
1. It's a small bike but currently has 700c wheels. Anyone know if those brakes can be adjusted to accommodate smaller wheels? And with either the 700 or smaller wheels, any idea how wide of a tire you can fit on there?
2. With that - I'd also be interested in adding fenders, does that seem possible?
3. I reached out to the seller for a few more specs. Hoping to get an idea of the stand over height. She has a short inseam and needs something pretty small. We checked out a Bianchi Axis with, the top tube was about 30" high and it was a bit too big for her.
Hoping to convert to a decent rail/trail bike with the option of maybe throwing a rack on it for an overnight trip here and there.






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Old 03-08-21, 11:29 AM
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The only way to put a smaller wheel in something with braze-on brakes is to use hub brakes.

Probably fit 38c tires *and* fenders, maybe 45s without.
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I'd guess its a 1994.

Specs are here:

Bridgestone Frame Geometry | yojimg.net
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That bike looks to be all original; even those tires look like they might be original. Good bike with a very suitable geometry for trail riding and an overnight trip. The one downside to flat bar bikes is that the lack of hand positions is fatiguing after a while. The solution is to add bar ends or, even better, swap out the bars for trekking or butterfly bars. This is a cheap fix since the brake levers and shifters will fit the trekking bars and you gain a number of very useful hand positions.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
That bike looks to be all original; even those tires look like they might be original. Good bike with a very suitable geometry for trail riding and an overnight trip. The one downside to flat bar bikes is that the lack of hand positions is fatiguing after a while. The solution is to add bar ends or, even better, swap out the bars for trekking or butterfly bars. This is a cheap fix since the brake levers and shifters will fit the trekking bars and you gain a number of very useful hand positions.
Yeah, I hate those bars. They'd be the first things to go. Also, with those brakes I couldn't really change out wheel sizes, think fenders would fit in there?
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Originally Posted by partyanimal View Post
Yeah, I hate those bars. They'd be the first things to go. Also, with those brakes I couldn't really change out wheel sizes, think fenders would fit in there?
Yes. That bike was designed with clearance for fenders. The question is how big a tire volume you can fit with fenders. The tires that are on there have a generous volume and there is clearly room for fenders. Take a good look at trekking bars. I mounted a set on my 1992 Trek 950. They're great and cheap since the original brake levers and shifters will mount on them. Think of them as a dropped bar squished flat.
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I had one of those for a bit and ran fenders with the stock tires. Clearly more room in front for a bigger tire. I don't have a good pic of the rear but from what I can tell, there's a good chance you could size up.

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