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Post Your Bridgestones -- The Unofficial Bridgestone Thread

Old 12-21-20, 03:28 PM
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I have no idea what year this is. Decals were unfortunately not saveble, but I'm considering repainting the frame in the original style. I have taken off the headbadge and saved it. It never had any "Kabuki" branding on it as most of them seem to have. No decals on the downtube, there was "Bridgestone" written on the seat tube. It originally came with a drum brake, and also 130mm rear spacing.

Built as 1x10 with Sram 11-36t cassette, Stronglight 37t chainring on the original cranks. Chain is moved about by a Deore 9s with a Suntour blue friction shifter. The wheels are Giant PA-2 which I scored brand new from my lbs for 40€. Running tubeless!
Custom mudflaps made from old MTB tubes, on original fenders.

It is dark in from 4pm onwards here already:, wish it wasnå´t



I have one of these, too. I kind of went a different direction with th build. It's a bit heavy, but it's a comfortable ride.
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Old 12-21-20, 08:58 PM
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NOS 93/55cm Bridgestone XO-1

This unicorn sat quite for 27 years in a mom-n-pop bike shop.


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Old 12-22-20, 01:12 PM
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Not mine, but spotted on the streets of Portland, Oregon a couple weeks ago: A 1992 XO1:
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Originally Posted by gravityhurts View Post
This unicorn sat quite for 27 years in a mom-n-pop bike shop.


I can’t even... you must have been very good this year for Santa to lead you to a NOS XO.
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Old 12-22-20, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by gravityhurts View Post
This unicorn sat quite for 27 years in a mom-n-pop bike shop.


Is it impolite for me to ask what that ran you? Just curious.
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Old 12-23-20, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by loudbay View Post
is it impolite for me to ask what that ran you? Just curious.
$1,625
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Old 12-23-20, 02:16 PM
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Those brake levers look UNREACHABLE! at that size frame, yet they seem to be in the right place on the original bars.
Is that the right stem?
Yes, thats the original Ritchey stem/quill.
The photos, to include the bike assembled, were from the seller's for sale post on Craigslist - I'll post photos with Campagnolo deep-dish 26" rims/DA hubs, Paul brakes, Velo Orange crankset, Thomson seatpost, Nitto Techtomic Quill and Brooks saddle in a month.
My preemptive apologies to those purest, but this will not collect dust,
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Old 12-23-20, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by gravityhurts View Post
Yes, thats the original Ritchey stem/quill.
The photos, to include the bike assembled, were from the seller's for sale post on Craigslist - I'll post photos with Campagnolo deep-dish 26" rims/DA hubs, Paul brakes, Velo Orange crankset, Thomson seatpost, Nitto Techtomic Quill and Brooks saddle in a month.
My preemptive apologies to those purest, but this will not collect dust,
Make us proud.
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Old 12-26-20, 03:44 PM
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1993 7 cog (with those hidden-spring Superbe Pro brakes). I like the look of them stock - although being stretched out gets a bit uncomfortable on long rides. I'm a sucker for form over function - and white panels. Recently added nice Suberbe Pro pedals and NOS Suberbe Pro hoods (I'll never admit what I paid - actually, mercifully I've forgotten).

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Originally Posted by gravityhurts View Post
Yes, thats the original Ritchey stem/quill.
The photos, to include the bike assembled, were from the seller's for sale post on Craigslist - I'll post photos with Campagnolo deep-dish 26" rims/DA hubs, Paul brakes, Velo Orange crankset, Thomson seatpost, Nitto Techtomic Quill and Brooks saddle in a month.
My preemptive apologies to those purest, but this will not collect dust,
I don't want your apologies - please let someone have that bike who wont eff it up like you are planning to...
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
I don't want your apologies - please let someone have that bike who wont eff it up like you are planning to...
I totally respect position and understand your position, as I confess to being somewhat of a hypocrite. This bike still remains unridden - LOL. I keep finding excuses not to thread a pedal to roll her out.
That said, once all my parts arrive I will set this bike up for SoCal canyon/gravel rides, just as I did on my previous XO-1 (see attached).​​​​​​​
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Old 12-29-20, 09:24 PM
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Hi all. I thought to post this in one of the CL eBay threads, but I'm not sure which one, so I came here. Is it cool, or just peculiar? Submariner 12

Here's what Sheldon Brown has to say about it: The Kabuki line used some unusual construction techniques, specifically, a system of sticking the frame tubes into a special mold and forming cast aluminum "lugs" in place around the ends of the tubes. The most notable of this line was the "Submariner" which used un-painted stainless steel tubing, and was marketed in seacoast areas for its rust-resistance. Because the cast aluminum lugs were not flexible like steel lugs, these bikes didn't use a conventional seat-post binder. Instead, they used a seat post with an expander wedge like that of a handlebar stem...you had to remove the saddle from the seatpost to adjust the height, then re-install the saddle! Even sillier, many of these frames had what looked like a conventional seatpost bolt mounted in a projection of the rigid lug, simply to provide a place to mount a cable stop for the center-pull caliper brake!

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Old 12-30-20, 07:56 AM
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I may be part of a minority but I always thought Submariners were sort of cool - a step-thru may even add to it...

And since I'm already here


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Hello. New to the forum. I always liked the RB frames, nice color. I have a Bridgestone Grand Kabuki.,4130 chro moly frame.I bought it in 1982.Have restored it numerous times and its still my main ride.Steel is real.
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I may be part of a minority but I always thought Submariners were sort of cool - a step-thru may even add to it...

And since I'm already here
Wait, did you buy it??
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Old 12-30-20, 05:33 PM
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Wait, did you buy it??
No, he posted his RB.
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Wait, did you buy it??
I answered your question, guess I should have quoted but since it was the very next post I figured you'd get it - then posted my B'stone...capisce?

Happy New Year!
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
I answered your question, guess I should have quoted but since it was the very next post I figured you'd get it - then posted my B'stone...capisce?

Happy New Year!
Yeah, sorry, I misunderstood. Cool bike.
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Old 01-01-21, 04:05 PM
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Not mine, but spotted on the streets of Portland, Oregon last month: A '92 XO1! Once again, not mine.
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Finally ran across a reasonably priced Bridgestone that I was interested in. This is a 1988 RB-3. It is one of the Taiwanese built frames made with Tange 5 P.G.(Plain Gauge) Cr-Mo. Looks to be mostly stock other than the cockpit/pedals/seat.





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Bridgestone XO-1 1992

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Wife and I did a little gravel grind atop levees along north side of San Francisco Bay today. We’ve owned these XO-1s since new, were our commuters for a number of years but now just for runs to the store, brewery, or mild gravel grinds. Packed a lunch, couple of beers and saw nobody (until we got back to parking lot and some walkers were about). Lows 70s, no wind, and its mid-January...lovely.




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Originally Posted by Markeologist View Post
Wife and I did a little gravel grind atop levees along north side of San Francisco Bay today. We’ve owned these XO-1s since new, were our commuters for a number of years but now just for runs to the store, brewery, or mild gravel grinds. Packed a lunch, couple of beers and saw nobody (until we got back to parking lot and some walkers were about). Lows 70s, no wind, and its mid-January...lovely.




Markeologist, I remember reading about you and your wife's bikes on the Retrogrouch page...where do I find these levees? I'm in the NorthBay, my son and I ride out in the salt flats of the Carneros, just south of Napa
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Rush Creek?..
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1991 Bridgestone RB-1


1990 Bridgestone Radac 2100
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