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Post Your Bridgestones -- The Unofficial Bridgestone Thread

Old 04-11-23, 11:11 AM
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Can't let a chance to post my baby in C&V pass, can I? Penultimate 8-cogger also with the ever popular Ritchey-inspired fork crown...




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Old 04-11-23, 11:32 AM
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owned-since-new 1990 RB-1. Restofied in 2016.



I bought this '92 RB-2 on Fb Marketplace in March of 2022 for $120 and replaced the decals, touched up the million paint chips and clear-coated it. Wheels, drivetrain, brakes are original.


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Old 04-16-23, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
owned-since-new 1990 RB-1. Restofied in 2016.
My model exactly and I have owned mine since new as well. Nice green stripping. Mine are long since gone.
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Old 04-16-23, 09:23 PM
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Picked this up at an online auction a couple days ago for $11. It is too small for me so I will pass it on. Here is s picture after I got it all cleaned up.

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Old 04-29-23, 11:29 AM
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Thought, I’d rev this thread up since Orange is The Fastest Color.
Here’s my 49cm 1993 Bridgestone XO-1. I recently had the frameset for sale at a local bike show.


Grant Petersen probably didn’t know he was going to make such an influential bike at the time, you know?


I changed the headset; it’s a new Tange Levin threaded headset.


Frame and fork are painted in “construction pumpkin;” all original, except for a few chips and some rust. There’s white primer under the gloss.


This realistically, is the only surface rust on the frameset. Not bad for 30 years old (Can’t believe I’m writing that).


Decals are original, too.


Ishiwata Croston 022E tubing. Not sure what Croston means, maybe some of you may know.


Previous owner used the frameset as a commuter and for bike messaging.
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Old 04-29-23, 07:39 PM
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Old 04-30-23, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by rjhammett
Picked this up at an online auction a couple days ago for $11. It is too small for me so I will pass it on. Here is s picture after I got it all cleaned up.

Thats about as close to being paid to take a bike as it can get! That thingís a classic!
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Old 06-25-23, 04:45 AM
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Just bought a Bridgestone Green Label Mark Rosa M7--seat post advice?

Hi everyone,

I was riding down the street and saw this rusty beauty on sale for about $80. I will modify it with my old parts, including drop bars. But the maximum rider height is 145cm. Any advice on finding a seatpost? I'm in Thailand and don't have calipers to measure the diameter of the existing post.


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Originally Posted by pm124
Hi everyone,

I was riding down the street and saw this rusty beauty on sale for about $80. I will modify it with my old parts, including drop bars. But the maximum rider height is 145cm. Any advice on finding a seatpost? I'm in Thailand and don't have calipers to measure the diameter of the existing post.

Pull the seatpost and the diameter should be marked near the bottom. Common size would be 27.2.
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[QUOTE=curbtender;22934003]Pull the seatpost and the diameter should be marked near the bottom. Common size would be 27.2.


thank you I feel so stupid it is right there
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Just brought a friendís MB-6 back to life. It had sustained damage to the fork somehow - fork ends were misaligned and spread to about 110mm (no, itís not an early boost spacing). Cheater bars, home made alignment tools and a lot of sweat equity and patience got it close enough. #steelisreal

Itís not a beauty, but itís mostly original (including the miraculously still indexing SunTour 7s XCM) except for these changes:
  • I replaced the flat handlebar with VO Left Bank bars for more upright riding.
  • Converted the 48-38-28 triple to a 42-28 compact double. (Pairs nicely with the original 13-30 FW.)
  • Turned a very worn out Ritchey 46t ring into a chain guard.
  • Salvaged an Electra cruiser seat for above mentioned upright positioning.
  • New cables and housing of course.

Sorry, no complete before pics, but there are for the fork:




Chainrings:




Complete bike:



It was a parts-bin build, so I couldnít get the tires to match, but I was able to squeeze 2.3Ē in the back. I only had a 1.9Ē for the front. Good enough for around town or gravel roads.
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Old 09-14-23, 04:17 PM
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There's a purple RB2 that just popped up locally, not sure what year it is.

Does anyone know what tire clearance I can expect from the frameset? I used to have an 84 trek 760 that i did a restomod with and kind of miss it. Thinking about doing that with the RB2 frame if the tire clearance is decent!

Thanks in advance!

Edit: The frame looks very similar to this: https://bikeindex.org/bikes/426296
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Old 09-15-23, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
There's a purple RB2 that just popped up locally, not sure what year it is.

Does anyone know what tire clearance I can expect from the frameset? I used to have an 84 trek 760 that i did a restomod with and kind of miss it. Thinking about doing that with the RB2 frame if the tire clearance is decent!

Thanks in advance!

Edit: The frame looks very similar to this: https://bikeindex.org/bikes/426296
I seem to recall the RB-1's have an unusually wide clearance to fit 32mm tires so I assume you'll find the same on your RB-2. Just a guess though. Be sure to let us know what you discover.
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Old 09-15-23, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by romperrr
I seem to recall the RB-1's have an unusually wide clearance to fit 32mm tires so I assume you'll find the same on your RB-2. Just a guess though. Be sure to let us know what you discover.
That changes year-to-year. The later ones are more likely to fit 32's, but not all of them do.
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