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Old 10-17-11, 01:15 AM
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My classic Bridgestone Super Diamond road

Hello all.

This is my first post here on the forum and i thought i would start with showing you my Bridgestone bicycle.

It is a Bridgestone Super Diamond road from the early 1980`s

It has almost full Dura-ace from the factory.

The things that I have don to the bike is.
x Dura ace wheels
x Dura ace brakes
x New Fizik handlebar tape.
x New Origin 8 Saddle
x New Jagwire wires and cable housing
x Knog front and rear light.

I have mounted the front Knog light so that it brings the brake cables together for a nicer look.

The frame has some marks and scuffs on it so i am considering repainting it in metallic silver and white.

Things on the "to do list" is Veloflex tires with Traditional looking gum colored sidewalls. And some deep profile aluminium rims.

So what do you think of the bike so far?
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That's a lovely original color. A unique bike. I hope you reconsider your idea to repaint.

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+1 I don't think you should consider repainting it. The finish doesn't look too bad, the color is fantastic as are the old decals.
Actually the photos of the paint looks too good for repainting.
Like the Dura Ace parts of different eras. And the old school Shimano headset too.
Great way to mount the Knog lights!
I'm not a fan of deep V rims. They look heavy, but in your frame's case, it may look fine. That's one mighty big frame.

Once you get some gum rubber hoods, and tan sidewalled tires....stick a fork in it, 'cause it's done.
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Interesting build. Great bike.
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Good looking bike. It'd be nice to see some drive side photos.
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That is a very pretty bike. I agree about not painting. The color is beautiful.
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