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Old 09-28-14, 10:51 AM
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1993 Bridgestone MB-3

Picked this up in trade the other day. I have been looking for a lugged mtb for a while, so I was fairly excited to come across this in my size. It had some street slicks on it and platform pedals. Used knobbies went on, as did a pair of spd pedals. Going to go see how this does on the local singletrack today.

The knobbies I have are well worn but they should do the trick for a bit. What are some suggestions for vintage friendly 26 tires for xc?



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Old 09-28-14, 11:08 AM
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Onza Canis 26 X 2.25

Nice tires. I have a set on our MB-1.

Nice MB-3 btw.

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Old 09-28-14, 01:26 PM
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Those look SWEET, don't quite know if I am into this bike enough yet to spend 160 bucks on a pair of tires though
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Originally Posted by gt eunuch View Post
Those look SWEET, don't quite know if I am into this bike enough yet to spend 160 bucks on a pair of tires though
Nice Bike, I have a identical MB-3 , year and color etc . I sold my 89 MB-1 as the 93 -3 was a better bike IMO. What is your location and conditions? Tons of good modern rubber mostly all better than Vintage designs. Rocky, Hardpack, sandy, loose over hard, different tires are better in different conditions.
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Sweet bike; personally I use slicks since I like using a vintage mtb as a gravel bike.
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Old 09-28-14, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by gt eunuch View Post
Those look SWEET, don't quite know if I am into this bike enough yet to spend 160 bucks on a pair of tires though
If you want to use it as an all arounder, find a set of Resist Nomads.

$22 a pop.
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First ride. Dry, fast trails so the bike didn't get very dirty



Bike worked great, technical roots and rocks took a bit of work. This was my first time on a MTB in 4ish years, and first time on a rigid mtb off-road ever, so that is to be expected. I has an absolute blast, it was a rocket on the uphill sections.

At no fault of the bike, I ended up over the bars and tested my helmet out. Fast, narrow downhill section with a deep rut on one side that I got sucked into. Helmet tested out well enough, but now I need a new one...

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Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
Nice Bike, I have a identical MB-3 , year and color etc . I sold my 89 MB-1 as the 93 -3 was a better bike IMO. What is your location and conditions? Tons of good modern rubber mostly all better than Vintage designs. Rocky, Hardpack, sandy, loose over hard, different tires are better in different conditions.
I live in Louisville, KY and the trails here are fast packed clay, with tons of roots and rocks making things interesting. Any suggestions?
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I live in Louisville, KY and the trails here are fast packed clay, with tons of roots and rocks making things interesting. Any suggestions?
Sounds like our river bottom rides here.

If the Onzas are too spendy, take a look at Kenda Small Block 8s.

Great on hard pack with decent knobs at the outer edges for when it gets sloppy.

Easier on the budget as well.
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Congratulations! Great score!

I hope you're enjoying it along with your awesome Miyata 610!
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Congratulations! Great score!

I hope you're enjoying it along with your awesome Miyata 610!

I hope you're OK after that "helmet test"

I wiped out last Saturday when my front wheel slipped on a RR track rail. I'm still feeling it today.
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Mombat has Timbuck II they're excellent. MOMBAT: Tires For Sale
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Congratulations! Great score!

I hope you're enjoying it along with your awesome Miyata 610!

I hope you're OK after that "helmet test"

I wiped out last Saturday when my front wheel slipped on a RR track rail. I'm still feeling it today.
Wow, me too, I hit the ground pretty hard on Saturday but that didn't stop me from getting in a 30 mile ride today.
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