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    Newest acquisition - MB-1 time capsule

    I just picked this up this evening after work after spying it a few months ago.

    Other than the absent toe straps and cages, this is a 100% original and complete 1988 Bridgestone MB-1. It seems to have more garage wear than anything else, as even the anodizing on the RM-20 rims hasn't even shown a lick of brake pad contact. It's all there, as I read through the original parts spec, right down to the Biopace rings and original tires.

    I'll have more pics in a few days.
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    Very nice. You sure that seat is original spec? I think its after-market. Better dump the bike :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Very nice. You sure that seat is original spec? I think its after-market. Better dump the bike :P
    Ha! Nope, is actually the Sella San Marco Rolls that was original to the bike.

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    Yeah, a San Marco Rolls, real piece of crap Ride it anyway.
    something's missing..

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    Saweet! So when ya comin' over?
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    Wow, I'm surprised the Rolls came stock. Great spec. Too bad the seatpost didn't come stock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Too bad the seatpost didn't come stock!
    State your case, counselor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YETIFIED
    Saweet! So when ya comin' over?
    Am thinking this week. Sunday? Maybe even after work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooderdude
    State your case, counselor.
    I give you Exhibit 1 - The Catalogue.
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgest...ne-1988-05.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    I give you Exhibit 1 - The Catalogue.
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgest...ne-1988-05.htm
    Yep. You know how specs change from brochure to sales floor. Bought from original owner through a 3rd party. Bike's been in storage f-o-r-e-v-e-r. The post is a Nitto 65 and, with a Nitto bar clamped in Ritchey stem, the pairing makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooderdude
    Yep. You know how specs change from brochure to sales floor. Bought from original owner through a 3rd party. Bike's been in storage f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Post is a Nitto 65, and with a Nitto bar, the pairing makes sense.

    Yep, seatpost and seat are bone stock. I love it. I had that very bike in 88. Now I want yours! For some reason the 88 hasnt really ever shown up for sale over the years in the usual places. You still even have the original tires. Man, the memories!!! If ever want to trade or sell, I'd love to talk.

    And those are real beautiful posts, I might add. They put those modern Kalloy look-a-likes to shame. That Nitto 65 (I think it had another name like Crystal too) were the predecessor the the Ritchey Logic post that used the same head but with directional butting like the Thomsons have now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    If ever want to trade or sell, I'd love to talk. And those are real beautiful posts, I might add. They put those modern Kalloy look-a-likes to shame. That Nitto 65 (I think it had another name like Crystal too) were the predecessor the the Ritchey Logic post that used the same head but with directional butting like the Thomsons have now.
    I'll let you know. But for now I plan to just wash and lube it, and ride. I may replace the tires and save them for another day.

    That Nitto post is a slick piece, but it has the typical criss-cross marking on its length from inserting a dry post into a tight seat tube (Why do I find this mildly exciting??).

    Anyone have a backyard method to restore this cosmetic flaw, short of re-anodizing it?

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    Beautiful. Looks just like my first MB-1. Same seat and post. Great memories!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    That Nitto 65 (I think it had another name like Crystal too.
    winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    Beautiful. Looks just like my first MB-1. Same seat and post. Great memories!
    That's it!!! I can't wait to ride it. I've heard nothing but great reports on its handling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    Beautiful. Looks just like my first MB-1. Same seat and post. Great memories!

    cool pic. I liked those black cranks. As soon as the 89 came out with it's Koski fork, two finger levers, and 7 speed Hyperglide I just had to have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooderdude
    That's it!!! I can't wait to ride it. I've heard nothing but great reports on its handling.
    I second that.
    Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    cool pic. I liked those black cranks. As soon as the 89 came out with it's Koski fork, two finger levers, and 7 speed Hyperglide I just had to have it.
    Me too. I sold the above pictured '88 to purchase my first '89 MB-1. I then fell into upgradeitis and sold my '89 to finance my '90 MB-1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    Me too. I sold the above pictured '88 to purchase my first '89 MB-1. I then fell into upgradeitis and sold my '89 to finance my '90 MB-1.
    Boy do I know how it goes...... It's a hella of a problem I hope never to cure.

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