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Old 06-25-18, 09:32 AM
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Does anyone have any resources for selling a 1986 Bridgestone Grandtech? I'm having no luck on Craigslist and no longer deal with eBay. Any advice would be appreciated. I apologize if this is not the appropriate place to post this question.
Have you tried IBOB (Internet Bridgestone Owners' Bunch)?
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Old 07-02-18, 11:03 PM
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Update - added Brooks B17 saddle, Velo Orange Cru crankset, Nitto dirt drop quill and Paul polished cantilever touring F/R brakesets... next will be a Nitto front rack.
I also have a Cannondale Slate and Ritchey Swiss Cross so, the XO is my java hopper. I wish I could locate a 59cm XO, this 55cm is really too small for me.



93 Bridgestone XO-1 55cm


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Paul polished canti
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Some of you may have seen this on another thread - not one of your fancy American market bikes but a 1982 Bridgestone Eurasia EAG -D2.



This is how I found this 1982 Eurasia EAG D2 here in Phnom Penh.


This is after I cleaned it up, cheap second hand plastic mudguards/fenders and an period (ish) Super Corsa saddle (now switched to a Cambium for comfort)


I switched the bars for Nitto drops with LeeChi levers and I found a Cambodian bike mechanic to bend an old front rack to fit.


I think it is about 75% original.


The original 1982 catalogue picture. No dynamo or front light.
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Old 07-03-18, 09:42 AM
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A bit of bicycling this weekend and then followed by an hour of rest (and a nap) in the hammock beneath the old apple tree - and a "from the hammock picture". 1989 MB-1 with a bit later XT.

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Originally Posted by gravityhurts View Post
Update - added Brooks B17 saddle, Velo Orange Cru crankset, Nitto dirt drop quill and Paul polished cantilever touring F/R brakesets... next will be a Nitto front rack.
I also have a Cannondale Slate and Ritchey Swiss Cross so, the XO is my java hopper. I wish I could locate a 59cm XO, this 55cm is really too small for me.



93 Bridgestone XO-1 55cm


Velo Orange crankset


Paul polished canti
Wow what a beatiful bike.
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'85 mb-2

After a few years and many changes, still riding my MB-2. I believe the dirt drop set up is my favorite.


Loaded for a 3 camping trip in VT.
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Pretty good piece in the current Bicycling mag (Aug '18) about a boy and his new Bridgestone MB-1 back in the day.
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Here's my mid 80's Mile 112 out on the road the other day. A surprisingly good ride that really moves out when I get on it.


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Does the Kabuki count? I have had this since new 1976 or 78 originally Suntour


Diamond Formula Kabuki, top of the line back then prior to Grant's involvement He told me he really liked the fork curve on this bike.

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My 1988 RB3. Just added RSX 7 sp Brifters and a 105 RD-5501. It's gone though many changes and I think the only original component left is the drop bars.


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I have this beatiful, totally unmolested, pristine, legit low-mile Mile 112 getting new tape and top/bottom repack. I haven't cleaned it a bit, it's gorgeous, always got compliments while trying to dial it in for myself.

Honestly, it's a comfortable ride on ATL streets, but I can't get comfortable on rides longer than 10-15 miles at all. No clue what the hell to do with it, no reason to keepit, will probably list on BF or CL soon.

I really wanted to like it. Posting pics for the sake of showing how truly tasteful Bridgestone was with some of their bikes. The paint on this is damn fine.

















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Old 07-29-18, 03:27 PM
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Hi all,

I was a lurker in this thread for the last two weeks and wanted to thank everyone for all the information I pulled from the replies. As I was working on the bike, every question I came across was answered in one form or another by this thread

I am attempting to add some content about the conversions I made, plus load a photo, but I keep getting the message that I can't posts URLs until I have 10 posts. I don't actually have a URL in my reply, so not sure what's going on, but I'll try again later.

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Originally Posted by francophile View Post
I have this beatiful, totally unmolested, pristine, legit low-mile Mile 112 getting new tape and top/bottom repack. I haven't cleaned it a bit, it's gorgeous, always got compliments while trying to dial it in for myself.

Honestly, it's a comfortable ride on ATL streets, but I can't get comfortable on rides longer than 10-15 miles at all. No clue what the hell to do with it, no reason to keepit, will probably list on BF or CL soon.

I really wanted to like it. Posting pics for the sake of showing how truly tasteful Bridgestone was with some of their bikes. The paint on this is damn fine.
Weird that you can't get comfortable on it. I was worried about the alloy fork being harsh when I got mine. But it's actually quite nice even on the chipseal I ride. Good luck moving it on. I'm passing mine on locally too as I have too many. The buyer today chose the Ironman over the Mile 111 but I'd honestly say the Mile 112 is the better bike.


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Old 08-01-18, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by francophile View Post
I have this beatiful, totally unmolested, pristine, legit low-mile Mile 112 getting new tape and top/bottom repack. I haven't cleaned it a bit, it's gorgeous, always got compliments while trying to dial it in for myself.

Honestly, it's a comfortable ride on ATL streets, but I can't get comfortable on rides longer than 10-15 miles at all. No clue what the hell to do with it, no reason to keepit, will probably list on BF or CL soon.

I really wanted to like it. Posting pics for the sake of showing how truly tasteful Bridgestone was with some of their bikes. The paint on this is damn fine.
To be honest, I feel the same way about my RB2. I think even though I am a 56 on most bikes, this one definitely hurt something in my body. I know this is entirely anecdotal, but I have since changed frames and it feels much better. The RB2 has a longer top bar compared to the 56cm Daccordi I changed to. I got the Bridgestone fitted for me in South Africa before I left for London, rode it there for 3 years, then started getting really bad lower back pain until one day while riding home from work I jammed up something and had to walk home.. but I always felt like I was leaning too far forward on this bike, no matter how much I got shorter stems and different handlebars. I think for sure a frame size or two smaller would have been life changing, but I found my RB2 for R1000 in ~2013 and fell in love. I didn't even sell her when I left London. I brought her back even though I had no money left and could have made a decent "profit" if I had sold her. I won't ride her anyway..

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To be honest, I feel the same way about my RB2. I think even though I am a 56 on most bikes, this one definitely hurt something in my body. I know this is entirely anecdotal, but I have since changed frames and it feels much better. The RB2 has a longer top bar compared to the 56cm Daccordi I changed to. I got the Bridgestone fitted for me in South Africa before I left for London, rode it there for 3 years, then started getting really bad lower back pain until one day while riding home from work I jammed up something and had to walk home.. but I always felt like I was leaning too far forward on this bike, no matter how much I got shorter stems and different handlebars. I think for sure a frame size or two smaller would have been life changing, but I found my RB2 for R1000 in ~2013 and fell in love. I didn't even sell her when I left London.
Similar story for me, back pain or spasms after longer rides. Didn't matter how I adjusted the seat or bars, or which seat I used (I rotate between 3 different ones that 'always work' for me). I even tried temporarily tossing a shorter and longer stem in play. Just couldn't dial it in, which sucks! The bike is gorgeous, that two-tone purple metallic paint is killer.

Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Weird that you can't get comfortable on it. I was worried about the alloy fork being harsh when I got mine. But it's actually quite nice even on the chipseal I ride. Good luck moving it on. I'm passing mine on locally too as I have too many. The buyer today chose the Ironman over the Mile 111 but I'd honestly say the Mile 112 is the better bike.
​​​​I had other people swear by the ride on this bike, also! I guess it's just my body mechanics or proportions (long torso & arms with average legs) isn't well-suited for it. I know it'll make someone happy, I just need to get off my ass, re-tape the bars, quick tuning and get it listed to free up some space in the stable.
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Old 08-17-18, 09:35 AM
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Do you know the year? Details?

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Do you know the year? Details?
If you were talking to me...of course I know

'93 RB-1/8 - pretty much all stock, meaning full Tri-color running gear; I did change the saddle, saddle-post , and handlebar as a concession to my aging back but have kept the originals...
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I've found a similar bike Shp4man albeit a 3?speed from '71. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay originally?

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