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Old 01-21-13, 09:53 AM
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Couple I sold and my XO-1 back together.



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Old 02-03-13, 02:56 PM
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Recently picked up this MB-3. The best I can tell it's all original except for the rear derailer.





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Old 02-03-13, 06:38 PM
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Prior to a handlebar swap-out; my '93 now has mustache bars & bar ends (and a B17, rather than a B67).



Update: In its current configuration, pending a tune-up & a set of Panaracer gumwalls...



All period-correct Exage/ Exage Sport, with bodged Rivendell/ Sport LX bar-end shifters; the original Dia Compe cantis have been swapped out for cosmetically similar (but far better) LX brakes.
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Old 02-03-13, 08:47 PM
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Would a kabuki by bridgestone count? It is tange doublebutted tubes and even though the run of the mill kabuki was not much to look at this one is good to look at but could use a touch up here and there. It is a 54cm frame with suntour components. lots of chrome. top of the line in 70's.
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Old 02-10-13, 09:04 AM
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My recently purchased 1984 Bridgestone 500. I changed the bar tape and threw a Brooks saddle on her. A new set of toe clips are on order to finish her off. These pre GP Bridgestones are far better bikes than they get credit for, this is a great riding bike!


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Old 02-10-13, 11:09 AM
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1989 Bridgestone NB-26.

I believe this model wasn't around for long and was never listed in the Bridgestone catalog. An unremarkable, but comfortable ride.
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Old 02-11-13, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by XR2 View Post
'88 second generation T700. All I have right now. I want an '87 Mile112 to replace the one I sold like an idiot.

If your still looking for a Mile 112, here is one ........... and its not mine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgestone-...item337fb704b4
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Old 02-11-13, 11:29 PM
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Jealous.

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Old 02-12-13, 06:39 AM
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It looks like a very long reach to the brakes. Beautiful bike, though.
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Old 02-12-13, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mainstreetexile View Post
Jealous.
+1, Beautiful bike. I know I will never be able to afford an XO-1 so it is on my to do list to someday build my own.
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Old 02-12-13, 03:05 PM
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You kept the box?

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Does a 1977/78 Bridgestone Kabuki Diamond Touring count? Real nice bike back then. Still ain't too shabby!



I still have all the original packaging material and the original receipt!

Just curious, but why would you keep a cardboard box for 35 years?
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Old 02-12-13, 03:09 PM
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Jealous as well.
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Jealous.
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My 1993 mb-3 with a lot of stock and period correct upgrades and a lot of extra not period crap i want to replace.
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Old 02-12-13, 03:17 PM
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Here are a couple of pre-restoration photos of my incognito 1985 Brigestone 700.



If you look closely, you'll see that this frame has a little something special added on. The original owner had the frame drilled and reinforced for internal computer wire routing, including adding a couple of tabs for mounting the sensors for rear wheel speed and cadence.

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Old 02-13-13, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Cru_Jones_Ohio View Post
Just curious, but why would you keep a cardboard box for 35 years?
I believe Cycleheimer bought the Kabuki 30 years ago, put in his attic un-assembled and within the last few years put it together.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...Out-Of-Storage
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Old 02-16-13, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by TampaRaleigh View Post
Here are a couple of pre-restoration photos of my incognito 1985 Brigestone 700.



If you look closely, you'll see that this frame has a little something special added on. The original owner had the frame drilled and reinforced for internal computer wire routing, including adding a couple of tabs for mounting the sensors for rear wheel speed and cadence.

Thats cool as hell! I noticed in the first picture what looked like a bung by the shifter. My first thought (before I read the post) was internal routing for a dynamo wiring.
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Old 07-22-13, 03:47 PM
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Hi Runningdoc,

What fenders are you running on the 93 RB-1? I have a 93 RB-2 that I would love to install fenders on for commuting...

Thanks!
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Old 07-22-13, 04:27 PM
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I recently rebuilt two bridgestones. One is a 1993 XO-2 that I am using as a commuter. The bars and stem are original. The wheels are built around suntour cyclone sealed hubs with a rhyno lite rim up front and an araya rm-17 in the rear. The derailleurs are shimano 105. I also used a stronglight 99 crank. I basically built the bike with whatever I had in my parts bin. The other is a 1993 RB-1 that I build up as more of a long-distance bike with a shimano 600 triple (46-36-24), sachs 7 speed freewheel (12-24), ultegra rear derailleur , suntour superbe pro sealed hubs, campy omicron rims, Royal Compe II short reach single-pivot sidepulls with shimano 105 brake levers, and avocet racing 1 saddle. I could have built the bike up with original components but I wanted to put a triple on it and used mainly used parts from the right era.
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Old 07-23-13, 12:30 PM
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I've got a Bridgestone Atlantis that needs overhaul and cleaning. I am new to bike wrenching and is still learning and gathering basic bike tools and specific replacement parts so this could take a while...






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Originally Posted by raverson View Post
1989 Bridgestone NB-26.

I believe this model wasn't around for long and was never listed in the Bridgestone catalog. An unremarkable, but comfortable ride.
Personally I always felt these, the CB & NB series, really would have been terrific little city bikes, if only they'd had more BB drop. Not that I'm knocking them but it seemed that, as they were, they only repeated the basic premise & frame designs already better rendered in the XO & MB series, which made them kind of an anachronism. They really didn't add anything new to the product line.

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Old 07-30-13, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by hardeepthind View Post
Hi Runningdoc,

What fenders are you running on the 93 RB-1? I have a 93 RB-2 that I would love to install fenders on for commuting...

Thanks!

I put planet bike cascadia 35mm road fenders. Here's exactly how I put them on (the rear fender is tricky because the 93' rb-1 doesnt have a chainstay bridge.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post13665644

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post14859838

post picks of your bike please! we all want to see it.
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Oops... I forgot to post a "post restoration" photo.
(And if anyone was wondering... you CAN splice old Cateye computer sensors to a new wired Cateye Computer.)

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1992 XO-3, which I picked up in April. Yeah, the bottom of the XO series for that year, and the only one of the 92 XOs to have 700C wheels. And as much as I pine for an XO-1 (or 2), the XO-3 was still a fine, fine bike. The mustache bars and road levers were not extant, as the XO-3 came with arc bars and mountain levers. Someone decided to convert it to drops and road levers, which is how it was when I purchased it. I was gifted these Nitto mustache bars (and Dirt Drop stem) so of course I felt it would be appropriate. A fun ride, and glad that it has clearance for those Resist Nomad 700X45C tires.
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I got a 85 bridgestone 700 today it isn't all original but I'm very happy with my purchase at 160
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I upgraded the 300 to 700c wheels with Ruffy-tuffy tires & a Rudi saddle.
Rides great.

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