Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 101 to 200 of 327
  1. #101
    mtbr member
    Reputation: yo-Nate-y's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    2,732
    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    So I take it that an MB-5 is not so hot?
    Quick, someone give that boy a simplified answer!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

  2. #102
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    258
    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Quick, someone give that boy a simplified answer!
    Any bike you get to tear out of your driveway on, on a cool clear spring day, is an AWESOME bike. At least it is to me. That said, this is from a great "What's my Bridgestone Worth?" thread on the iBOB list serve:

    Real money:
    XO-1
    RB-1
    MB-0
    MB-1

    Money your spouse will still notice:
    Most lugged Bridgestones without a "1" in the title

    Chump change:
    Most TIGed Bridgestones without a "0(Zip)" in the title.

    Bridgestones that don't really count:


    Radac. What's it worth? I don't know, whatever you want to pay for a late-'80s bonded aluminum racey bike that may or may not still be bonded.

  3. #103
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation: girlonbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,720
    That looks awfully complicated to me.

  4. #104
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    258
    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    That looks awfully complicated to me.
    Ya, there are shorter answers.

  5. #105
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,614
    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Can you guys and gals school me on someting please? What does MB-1, MB-2, MB-5 mean?

    Mediocre Bike I think? Mostly Bondo? Its something really complicated, I know that much.
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  6. #106
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    72
    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Can you guys and gals school me on someting please? What does MB-1, MB-2, MB-5 mean?

    I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) it has to do with how many Bridgestones one owns. In other words, MB-1 means 'My first Bridgestone', MB-2 is 'My second Bridgestone'..etc.

    At least the logic works in my case



  7. #107
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    72
    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    that's my favorite bridgestone.
    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    x 2
    Quote Originally Posted by yo-nate-y View Post
    seconded.


  8. #108
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Fillet-brazed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,696
    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    The 89 is a great one, but I really need me an 18" '87 with the drop bars.

  9. #109
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    509
    Zip- good for the sun tour, ditch the frame.

    Mb-1 good for organizing XT parts.

    XO-1, nice orange paint, but would be better with 700c wheels.

    That's my breakdown.
    "believe what you ride, not what you read" 94 WTB catalog

  10. #110
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Fillet-brazed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,696
    Quote Originally Posted by cursivearmy View Post
    Zip- good for the sun tour, ditch the frame.

    Mb-1 good for organizing XT parts.

    XO-1, nice orange paint, but would be better with 700c wheels.

    That's my breakdown.
    Such a snob.

    Still looking for a copy of cyclocross mag w/ Malone on cover...

  11. #111
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    509
    Ha! I thought I'd get someone with that jerky breakdown

    I've had quite a few zips for some reason, but never a really mint mb-1, and I agree, a 87 drop bar mb-1 is the one I want. Supposedly Bridgestone did that bike after riding one of chucks bikes at PCC! Really cool.

    And I would gt rid of one ritchey for GeneO's xo-1.

    You can have my copy Dave, or I'll pick one up at the store for you.
    "believe what you ride, not what you read" 94 WTB catalog

  12. #112
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by klasse View Post
    And here's my sweet little '90 MB-3 with DX, size 50cm:
    Hi Klasse,
    Absolutely amazing MB-3!
    Congrats.
    I have a circa 1993 Ritchey P-20 which seems that it shares a similar Logic fork (1 inch).

  13. #113
    mtbr member
    Reputation: proto2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    695

    Finally got one

    Been a long time coming for this bike, have lots and have had lots. It was bought with LX V-brakes and levers, Answer shock post and a Softride stem all of which made the bike look top heavy. I had some Ritchey Logic levers, Ritchey stem, Syncros post and some 986 brakes to bring it closer to original than when I got it. Now all I need to find is a MB-1 in pearl white to match the fork I have for a one two knockout combo. Are most of the decals on these prone to flake off like my 2 that is missing? Is there a source to get these? Yes it is a bit big for me but what the heck, it's my first.

    <a href="http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/proto2000/Bike%20Shots%202/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_0671.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/proto2000/Bike%20Shots%202/IMG_0671.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


    <a href="http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/proto2000/Bike%20Shots%202/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_0675.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/proto2000/Bike%20Shots%202/IMG_0675.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

  14. #114
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,425

  15. #115
    mtbr member
    Reputation: proto2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    695

    I'll be checking

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    Thanks Fred, I'll look into these.
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

  16. #116
    mtbr member
    Reputation: thickfog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,272
    Can anyone help me identify the year of my MB3?
    What was this color called? Looking through the catalogs has left me confused about the year.
    Anyone have a matching fork I could buy? It has a rock shox Quadra right now.
    CRAMBA Chairman

  17. #117
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    10

    Mb uno

    During tear down/restoration
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Official Bridgestone Thread-picture229_15sep07.jpg  


  18. #118
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,425
    Quote Originally Posted by thickfog View Post
    Can anyone help me identify the year of my MB3?
    What was this color called? Looking through the catalogs has left me confused about the year.
    Anyone have a matching fork I could buy? It has a rock shox Quadra right now.
    Check your serial number under the BB.First letter is month K would be November , second number is year. If month is November or December the model year might be one year later than the date code . For instance my 89 is K8xxxxxxx. Made in Nov 88 for 89 model year. Yours is probably a 94 as it is tig welded which is the only year MB3's were tigged if I remember correctly.

  19. #119
    The Crazy Cat Lady of VRC
    Reputation: eastcoaststeve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,992
    Quote Originally Posted by ff2000 View Post
    During tear down/restoration

    That frame+that motor+that fork= one hell of a ride

    THe wine will definitely help with the build.




    Steve

  20. #120
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    642
    Quote Originally Posted by thickfog View Post
    Can anyone help me identify the year of my MB3?
    What was this color called? Looking through the catalogs has left me confused about the year.
    Anyone have a matching fork I could buy? It has a rock shox Quadra right now.
    Bridgestone Bicycles 1994 Catalogue page 33

    think that's the fork it came with.

  21. #121
    the new Gilbert Grape
    Reputation: laffeaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,861
    Quote Originally Posted by thickfog View Post
    Can anyone help me identify the year of my MB3?
    What was this color called? Looking through the catalogs has left me confused about the year.
    Probably a '92. What's the serial number? (The first digit should be the month of manufacture (A=Jan), and the second digit should be the last digit of the year).
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

  22. #122
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,425
    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    Probably a '92. What's the serial number? (The first digit should be the month of manufacture (A=Jan), and the second digit should be the last digit of the year).
    Isn't that what I just said?

  23. #123
    mtbr member
    Reputation: thickfog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,272
    Thanks everyone. M2. So perhaps a 93. Wow. Bummed it came with the quadra fork.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    CRAMBA Chairman

  24. #124
    mtbr member
    Reputation: proto2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    695
    Doesn't mean you can't be on the hunt for a fork that would really make the bike. Chin up.
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

  25. #125
    mtbr member
    Reputation: thickfog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,272
    Quote Originally Posted by proto2000 View Post
    Doesn't mean you can't be on the hunt for a fork that would really make the bike. Chin up.
    It's just funny all these years thinking that I wanted to find the original type fork..... And it's already on my bike!

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    CRAMBA Chairman

  26. #126
    the new Gilbert Grape
    Reputation: laffeaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,861
    Quote Originally Posted by thickfog View Post
    It's just funny all these years thinking that I wanted to find the original type fork..... And it's already on my bike!

    The Quadra came on the '94 MB-3, but your bike is definitely not a '94 frame. The paint schemes for '94 were dramatically different from previous years with a "panel" design on most of the frames.

    Your serial number points to a '93 frame, but the paint scheme and color match the '92. In either case your bike would have come with a fork made with Ritchey Logic tubing. There was an MB-S that came out in mid year '93 (?) that had a suspension fork, but otherwise it was '94 before they appeared.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

  27. #127
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    37

  28. #128
    mtbr member
    Reputation: thickfog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,272
    Quote Originally Posted by 72tunaboat View Post
    Nice! How about a few more pics please!
    CRAMBA Chairman

  29. #129
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    37
    Quote Originally Posted by thickfog View Post
    Nice! How about a few more pics please!
    Thanks

    I think it's a 93(as the decals point to), but the fork looks like an earlier 92 unicrown unit. It is sporting XT stuf, except for a Deore crankset.

    I only have this picture for now. I'll drag it out and take some better pictures soon. The other bike is an old High Sierra that I just bought for towing my son around.



  30. #130
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    72
    Good looking MB-1, is it a size 20.5"?

  31. #131
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    37
    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Good looking MB-1, is it a size 20.5"?
    Thanks

    Yes, 20.5"(52cm). I'd like to find the big frame(55cm or 21.5").

  32. #132
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    1
    Hi guys,

    Hello all, first time posting, long time since I've ridden my '91 MB-2.

    I've been out of the bike scene forever and my knowledge is not up to date. Do you guys have a recommendation on a new bottom bracket? I want to spend as little as possible so no new tech that would require me to buy a totally different drivetrain, cranks, etc.

    Thanks!
    Bob
    Last edited by sizzlerscheesetoast; 03-26-2012 at 12:06 AM.

  33. #133
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    642
    Quote Originally Posted by 72tunaboat View Post
    I really dig that '92, was looking for one for awhile.......but it eluded me.

    Here's another of my '91 Zip


  34. #134
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,614
    Quote Originally Posted by 72tunaboat View Post
    Were you threatening the bike with that wrench?
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  35. #135
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    37
    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Were you threatening the bike with that wrench?
    Had to tighten a couple of spokes..

  36. #136
    mtbr member
    Reputation: grandsalmon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,020
    There is still unique homage for my MB-1's, and that they still have a moving place in my bicycling life.










    .

  37. #137
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Drummerboy1975's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    544

  38. #138
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    37

  39. #139
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    642
    damn, that's a nice trail and I really like your MB1. I'd like to find one a size up, 55

  40. #140
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Benster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    258
    Proud to add this restored MB1 to the mix. No longer looks like the 1st bike posted on this thread.

    Side note, somewhat reluctantly, I actually took her for a "real" 15 mile spin this weekend out in the mtns... What a blast!!! Compliant, precise, fast, just amazing... I have a feeling my trusty 09 Stumpy may get even less ride time!

    Benster
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Official Bridgestone Thread-mb1-06-25-12.jpg  


  41. #141
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation: girlonbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,720
    Quote Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    Proud to add this restored MB1 to the mix. No longer looks like the 1st bike posted on this thread.

    Side note, somewhat reluctantly, I actually took her for a "real" 15 mile spin this weekend out in the mtns... What a blast!!! Compliant, precise, fast, just amazing... I have a feeling my trusty 09 Stumpy may get even less ride time!

    Benster
    Looks great Ben and even better that you like the ride!

  42. #142
    artistic...
    Reputation: colker1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,167
    There is nothing like building a bike and finding you love it's ride.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

  43. #143
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,425
    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    There is nothing like building a bike and finding you love it's ride.
    Kinda like getting married .........

  44. #144
    artistic...
    Reputation: colker1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,167
    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    Kinda like getting married .........
    Better... it never gets bad, derails or becomes a nightmare.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

  45. #145
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    769
    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Better... it never gets bad, derails or becomes a nightmare.
    Yup, Last bike I parted ways with didn't cost me $120k
    Seeking MB-2 Fork (19.3), Ritchey FD post silver 26.8

  46. #146
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Benster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    258
    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Looks great Ben and even better that you like the ride!
    Thanks Gloria!

  47. #147
    more beers, less gears
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    219
    have a look at this pile of junk and leftover parts



    that's my first classic mtb frame. rode it with 26" wheels for 15months a few years ago, then put in a corner, due to a bent canti bolt and it's now been reincarnated as a 700c speed bike thingy, again for use in town, mainly.
    it's fabulous. absolutely quiet, fast, brakes extremely well, very agile, without being twitchy when taking your hands off the bars, reasonably light and an almost perfect fit.
    i'm slightly amazed.
    missing parts: fenders and a rack.

  48. #148
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    19
    Bridgestone MB-1 Competition 1986

    Official Bridgestone Thread-p1010001_147.jpg

    Received this as a Father's Day gift from my wife a couple of years ago. Right now it is all apart for a full rebuild project.

  49. #149
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    480
    Here is a picture of one of my '93 MB1's. This one has logged thousands upon thousands of miles over the years and still rides like an absolute dream. I purposefully do not have this built stock but rather have it built to be uber functional and it is amazing nimble and fun to ride.

    You will notice that this looks to be a '92 because of the fork (which is from a '92) but the frame is a '93. I am a pretty heavy rider so unfortunately the crowned fork only made it about 3 weeks before I bent it (wall size on the crowned fork was improperly sized when these were spec'd out).

    I do also have a pristine '93 that I built years ago for my mother to ride. That still has the crowned fork since she is much lighter than I am and it has never seen anything but bike paths and roads (granted also many thousands of miles of them) so it hardly has a scratch on it.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Official Bridgestone Thread-mb1_small.jpg  


  50. #150
    mtbr member
    Reputation: yo-Nate-y's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    2,732
    Aside from the saddle, that red '86 is a beaut. Somehow it reminds me of a vintage Land Cruiser.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

  51. #151
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    480
    72tunaboat - where is that picture taken? Looks a tremendous amount like where I am living these days in Washington.

  52. #152
    mtbr member
    Reputation: iamkeith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    789
    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    Here is a picture of one of my '93 MB1's....You will notice that this looks to be a '92 because of the fork (which is from a '92) but the frame is a '93. I am a pretty heavy rider so unfortunately the crowned fork only made it about 3 weeks before I bent it (wall size on the crowned fork was improperly sized when these were spec'd out)
    Seems to be a recurring theme, unfortunately - judging by @73Tunaboat's photos, above, and threads like this one:

    My mint Bridgestone MB-1 SS

    Nice bike, nonetheless. It's great to see examples that are actually used and enjoyed. Now that I've put one together, I'm struggling to overcome the fear of using it the way it's supposed to be used - afraid I might break the fork or something...
    We still hang bike thieves in Wyoming [Pedal House]

  53. #153
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    480
    Yea unfortunately the lugged fork was incredibly beautiful yet an incredibly worthless piece of steel all in the same token. Some day I will likely have another one made to go on it that is modeled after the original lugged fork but with the correct tubing wall thickness. I had spoken to Grant back in the day when Bridgestone was winding down in the US and he was pretty much broken hearted knowing that they had been built incorrectly and were all subject to bending. I am not sure how I got as lucky as I did at the time since I was able to find a NOS '92 Ritchey fork that was in the same pearl white as the frame. Been a match made in heaven for two decades.

    Thankfully mine has been used, used and more used over the years so there is no sense stopping now. I almost consider how it looks these days as Patina.

  54. #154
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    19
    yo-Nate-y, Funny you say that. The shock on the ground in the picture is off of a Land Rover.

  55. #155
    mtbr member
    Reputation: yo-Nate-y's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    2,732
    Ha---perhaps it was subliminal.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

  56. #156
    マスターの自転車整備士
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    93

    My 1993 ½ MB-1...

    Now that I'm able to post photos, I can show you the very clean 39cm MB-1 I picked up on Craigslist:






    I call this a '93 ½ because it has the 1993 paint scheme but the component spec is full 1994.

    I have the original Ritchey Alphabite 1.95" tires with the nubs still on them, and the original MKS pedals with Specialized toe clips and straps. I doubt this bike had more than 50 miles on it since it was new.

    Love being here; this Forum brings back lots of good memories!

  57. #157
    mtbr member
    Reputation: grandsalmon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,020
    That bike is in great (perfect) shape -what a find.

  58. #158
    Stokeless Asshat
    Reputation: jeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,352
    I think I can hear GOB swooning....
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

    Want:
    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

  59. #159
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation: girlonbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,720
    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    I think I can hear GOB swooning....
    Haaaa. I was just thinking how much I like those.

  60. #160
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    37
    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    72tunaboat - where is that picture taken? Looks a tremendous amount like where I am living these days in Washington.
    Paradise Valley Conservation Area(Woodinville)

  61. #161
    mtbr member
    Reputation: grandsalmon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,020
    I was thinking that sure looks like the log ride on Mascara (Cascara) trail in Paradise, but nah it couldn't be. And dang it is. (We could be encouraged to have a Bridgestone meet and greet, or general vintage -roving picnic out there.)

  62. #162
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    480
    I know I would be down. Just moved to the Duvall/Carnation area. Would be great to get a bunch of these out there.

  63. #163
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    642
    55cm Zip, recently completed this








  64. #164
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    29
    This is one I traded away, and sometimes wish I didn't. Fortunately, I still have an MB2 I bought new, and the MB4 I bought new for my wife.

    Last edited by sjpitts; 07-27-2012 at 07:47 AM.

  65. #165
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    29
    Here is the RB1 I that I traded the MB3 for. I really need to finish this bike and take some better pictures.

    Last edited by sjpitts; 07-27-2012 at 07:49 AM.

  66. #166
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    642
    Quote Originally Posted by sjpitts View Post
    Here is the RB1 I that I traded the MB3 for. I really need to finish this bike and take some better pictures.
    What do u need to do to it? Personally I would ace the pump, pedals, and saddle. VERY Nice frameset and gruppo on that!

  67. #167
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    642
    Nate may recognize this spot


  68. #168
    more beers, less gears
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    219
    swapped out the bars on my mb-1. i like it a lot.
    and please excuse the grips...i had no other left.




  69. #169
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,425
    Quote Originally Posted by rigidftw View Post
    swapped out the bars on my mb-1. i like it a lot.
    and please excuse the grips...i had no other left.
    Hows the indexing with the DA RD and the different shift ratio?

  70. #170
    more beers, less gears
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    219
    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    Hows the indexing with the DA RD and the different shift ratio?
    pretty crisp. works pretty good too, on most cogs. i'm using those 8speed suntour shifters with a 9speed shimano derailleur and an 8 speed shimano cassette as well and that's just fine.

  71. #171
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,614
    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    Hows the indexing with the DA RD and the different shift ratio?
    I have to assume he's running those thumb shifters in friction mode?
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  72. #172
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,614
    Quote Originally Posted by klasse View Post
    Nate may recognize this spot
    Looks loose and techy. Nice bike/trail shot.
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  73. #173
    more beers, less gears
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    219
    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    I have to assume he's running those thumb shifters in friction mode?
    nope, index mode. it works quite well on the lower 5 cogs and since i'm not really using the upper 2 cogs, it's fine with that 7speed cassette

  74. #174
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,425
    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    I have to assume he's running those thumb shifters in friction mode?
    That is what I was figuring.
    If he wanted to loose the thumbies, 9 speed rapidfire along with a 8 speed Shimano cassette would work perfectly with the DA 7400 shortcage RD. I run a Ultegra nine on that setup on a roadbike.

  75. #175
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    133
    my parents' 1987 CB-2s; mostly original cept tires and seats; and possibly the rear wheel on my mother's; she uses it all over town in fair weather, which being Oregon, tends to be when it's not raining lol hers is set up for touring/commuting, his is still set up for off-roading, but he doesn't go off road much, his wheels are the SUMO wheels from my Lee World; since the Arayas on his had too much rust on the spokes to do the bike justice (IMO)
    EDIT: oh yeah; dad touched the bikes up with model railroad paint back in the early 90s I think
    Exage components and Biopace crank rings; original pedals as well i believe
    I am on the hunt for a Bridgestone frame/fork OR complete bike for cheap; not quite willing to pay $150-400 on craigslist ones tho























    and the rack that came on both of them; his is off the bike; pending replacement rear fender



  76. #176
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation: girlonbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,720
    We really have to get you on the program where you post up pictures of actual mountain bikes.

  77. #177
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    133
    lol; I haven't been able to find/score actual mountain bikes yet....unless ya count the 1995-1999 Schwinn Frontier and 2005ish Roadmaster Mountain Sport?

    EDIT: do mid 80s Huffy ATB Scout count as well? (no made in Taiwan or Japan markings anywhere, decal says MADE IN USA; has Suntour Hero derailleur parts)

  78. #178
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    480
    Check out the classifieds, guy is selling an MB1 in there for 200 I think. Not sure how cheap you are wanting but you have to be willing to pay a bit on them if you want a Bridgestone. They hold their value pretty well.

  79. #179
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    133
    hmmm i'll keep scrounging the local thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets... who knows what I can find.... so good brands like; Bridgestone obviously.... Gary Fisher... Ritchey would be AWESOME to find for cheap, but that is highly unlikely.....one never know, right? hmm I might go ahead and email the guy that sold me the Oswego frame; I seem to recall he had about 100 frames in his basement....so odds should be good?

  80. #180
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation: girlonbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,720
    $200 for a MB-1 is awesome. Save up.

  81. #181
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    133
    you guys are starting to convince me....... lol. once the Oswego frame is done; I plan on selling both the Roadmaster and Schwinn bikes; as well as possibly the Lee World frame/fork set... the Huffy will be the subject of a military gravel theme..... with or without ammo cans.

  82. #182
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    1
    Attached is a picture of my 1992 Bridgestone MB-5. I think it's great.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Official Bridgestone Thread-bridgestone_mb5.jpg  


  83. #183
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    480
    Official Bridgestone Thread-%24t2ec16j-yee9s5jdy95brbw-jvp-q%7E%7E60_3.jpg

    Super exited about my soon to be new to me 91 MB1. Cannot get over how clean this thing is. Got a great deal on it. Pretty much the only thing I am not a fan of is the tires on it but that is an easy change. They look pretty worked anyways.

  84. #184
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation: girlonbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,720
    I saw how reasonable that went for. Good job. You don't like the tires because of the color or tread?

  85. #185
    the new Gilbert Grape
    Reputation: laffeaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,861
    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I saw how reasonable that went for. Good job. You don't like the tires because of the color or tread?
    I don't like those tires because they have zero traction on trails with sand over hardpack.

    I do like the color.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

  86. #186
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation: girlonbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,720
    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    I don't like those tires because they have zero traction on trails with sand over hardpack.

    I do like the color.
    I've had the same problem with those tires on gravel. ShawnW should tell us why he loves them.

  87. #187
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    480
    Not a fan of either the color nor the traction on them. Always been a fan of Continentals so it might see a set of those but also have some Michelins that I got cheap, are nicely narrow, and seem to stick really well to the wet roots and rocks of the Cascades. Still not sure on all those. Haven't decided if I am going to keep it all stock as it is now or swap some things around. I have a bunch of old XTR stuff around that could find its way on there. I am not hugely nostalgic when it comes to these other than the frames themselves. I tend to like a good mix of the stuff I have found over the years that doesn't break with my fat butt using it.

  88. #188
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    480
    Girlonbike,

    If you know someone that does like them and wants them have them drop me a PM cause they could have them. I know I won't use them.

  89. #189
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation: girlonbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,720
    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    Girlonbike,

    If you know someone that does like them and wants them have them drop me a PM cause they could have them. I know I won't use them.
    I will. I'm sure they will ping you on their own as well. :P Thanks though.

  90. #190
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    480
    Happy to, never hurts to help out the karma bucket.

  91. #191
    The Brutally Handsome
    Reputation: Sizzler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,227
    Sweet ride, I actually kinda like the tires, looks like you just rolled through some lava dust!

    I just picked up this heinous hunk of garbage, I'll post some more pics once I get it cleaned up.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Official Bridgestone Thread-mb1.jpg  

    Last edited by Sizzler; 02-11-2013 at 11:37 PM.

  92. #192
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    480
    Ya just waiting for it to show up. It shipped yesterday I think.

    Despite being dirty, that 93 looks to be in good shape from what you can see in the pictures. At least the fork is not bent/broke yet. I have that exact same bike too except my crowned fork lasted hours. I did manage to build another for my mom that she has used as a bike trail cruiser for years and that still has the crowned fork. I had to go back a Ritchey on mine. 93 frame but looks like a 92 because of the fork.

  93. #193
    The Brutally Handsome
    Reputation: Sizzler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,227
    Well, it's not quite finished, but I was working on it outside today and the light was nice so I snapped a picture. It's also not original, but I think the mix of components embodies the joie de Peterson!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Official Bridgestone Thread-img_2259.jpg  

    Last edited by Sizzler; 02-24-2013 at 07:59 PM.

  94. #194
    Stokeless Asshat
    Reputation: jeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,352
    Nice bike but awesome tree.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    Well, it's not quite finished, but I was working on it outside today and the light was nice so I snapped a picture. It's also not original, but I think the mix of components embodies the joie de Peterson!
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

    Want:
    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

  95. #195
    The Brutally Handsome
    Reputation: Sizzler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,227
    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Nice bike but awesome tree.
    Haha, thanks, here's another view looking down at the same spot!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Official Bridgestone Thread-img_0285.jpg  


  96. #196
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    480
    That looks like a super nice ride. I couldn't agree with you more on the joie de Peterson aspects of these. Mixing and matching parts was one of the things they enjoyed doing most. That is why I never have issue swapping in other functional tech on these......

  97. #197
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Fillet-brazed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,696
    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    That looks like a super nice ride. I couldn't agree with you more on the joie de Peterson aspects of these. Mixing and matching parts was one of the things they enjoyed doing most. That is why I never have issue swapping in other functional tech on these......
    Hard to imagine Grant spec'ing a machined crank though. NTTAWWT.

  98. #198
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    74
    Got this 1994 MB-3 for 5 bucks off of the back of a trailer behind a carwash this summer. It had been sitting for years obviously. New grips, tubes, tires, and a few parts out of the parts bucket and it rides like a champ. It's a great bike and I see why people like them, it climbs over anything but it's not as stable as other bikes. Eventually I wanna trade it for a GT. Or possibly put the fork on my 88 mongoose Official Bridgestone Thread-mb3web.jpg
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

  99. #199
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    480
    "Beware the Creampuff" - It likely has things lurking that you wish you didn't know about. For context if you take a look up above at the picture I posted a couple weeks ago you will see a "trailer queen" that I picked up. Very nice bike and had hardly seen any usage. Unfortunately that also equates to having seen ZERO maintenance. The bottom bracket was still in there from the first build and unfortunately the builder decided that a bottom bracket shell really didn't need any grease. You can imagine the outcome. Not terrible but definitely not what you want to see out of something that is in such nice external condition.

    Anyone have any good thoughts on rust remediation that preserves the paint? Hope everything is going well.

  100. #200
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,425
    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post

    Anyone have any good thoughts on rust remediation that preserves the paint? Hope everything is going well.
    .2% Oxalic acid in a kiddie pool until rust is gone then neutralize with calcium carbonate(baking soda). Bike forums C&V covers the topic well.

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Official GT Thread
    By mik_git in forum Vintage, Retro, Classic
    Replies: 1015
    Last Post: 06-15-2017, 09:34 AM
  2. Official T.I.V6 Thread
    By Guitar Ted in forum Endurance XC Racing
    Replies: 404
    Last Post: 05-11-2010, 06:01 PM
  3. Official TdF Thread!
    By garage monster in forum Eastern Canada
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 07-31-2009, 07:51 PM
  4. Official 2008 X-Cal Thread
    By BoomingSooner in forum Gary Fisher
    Replies: 75
    Last Post: 03-08-2009, 09:15 AM
  5. Bridestone Photo Post
    By Luther in forum Vintage, Retro, Classic
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 01-03-2005, 10:48 AM

Members who have read this thread: 89

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •