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    Bridgestone MB2 - Help me Identify this Fork

    I picked up this MB2 as I absolutely love Bridgestone frames. I already have a couple MB1s but they are the later years so wanted a bit of an earlier frame to try out some of the earlier geometry.

    What is the fork that this came with in the pictures? I like it because it is a cool brazed fork but just curious if anyone knows what it is. I had assumed it would be a tig welded Logic fork so not sure if this one was swapped in at some point in the bikes life or not. Since the color matches so well it does look to be original though.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Looks like you have a 1992 MB-2 there, and yes, it should have come with a Ritchey fork. Not sure what you have instead, but the crown reminds me of the forks that came on some Stumpjumpers in the 80s.

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    I've seen Fats w/ this fork. I hear it's a Tange. Should be good. Ride it.
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    I think the frame is actually a 91 from what I can tell.

    Bridgestone Bicycle Catalogue 1991-12

    Definitely plan to ride it as is but more was curious than anything. Going to be built up with 900/950/960 XTR and an extra softride I have. Will be built a lot like my 93 MB-1 but with a slightly different geometry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    I've seen Fats w/ this fork. I hear it's a Tange. Should be good. Ride it.
    Except a Fat fork probably has 1.75 " rake and a 92 mb2 would have 1.5" rake. Adding rake to a 72 degree head angle makes a twitchy bike. Been down that road with my daughter's bike. I sacrificed my MB-1 fork to make it right. I would want a 40 mm fork on that. bike.
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    I will likely do some trial and error testing on it. I have a fork off a 93 MB-3 which although the wrong color, is the same logic fork this frame would have come with. Will be interesting to see how the ride and handling are impacted with the different fork.

    Appreciate the quick replies everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    I think the frame is actually a 91 from what I can tell.

    Bridgestone Bicycle Catalogue 1991-12
    Yep, 1991. I knew that, double checked the catalog, and still typed 1992. I'm still recovering from New Year's Eve, I think.

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    It still lingering says you obviously had fun!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff View Post
    Looks like you have a 1992 MB-2 there, and yes, it should have come with a Ritchey fork. Not sure what you have instead, but the crown reminds me of the forks that came on some Stumpjumpers in the 80s.
    Looks exactly like an 85/86 Specialized fork.
    1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992 Stumpjumpers. 1995 Waterford 1200, 1999 Waterford RSE, plus a garage full of steel frames.

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