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    That's a perfect one KB! Dig that XO as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
    Room for an XO here?
    Given the XO-1's off-road race pedigree, of course there's room!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    Hello all,

    Just thought I'd start a thread for Bridgestones...

    If this thread already exists somewhere on this site, my apologies.

    Here's mine!

    Benster
    Thanks for starting this. While the thread is still young, here are some Bridgestone resources that some people may find informative or entertaining - assuming that not everybody is familiar with them already:

    1. Sheldon Brown's Bridgestone Page, including links to .pdfs of complete catalogs as well as various historical advertisements, reviews, etc.

    2. Bridgestone directory at Cyclofiend's current classics photo archive.

    3. Links to some previous VRC threads with good information or photo content (sorry if I left any out):

    Bridgestone, 1987 Bridgestone MB-1 Drop Bars! , 1987 Bridgestone MB-1 test , My Bridgestone MB-0 , Drop bar Bridgestone , Vintage Photos - Bridgestone, Funk, etc , Finally got my hands on a Bridgestone , SPAMVILLE: Brand New Bridgestone XO-1, Bridgestone MB-2 , 93 Bridgestone MB3 , '91 bridgestone drop bar resto. complete , The radar is on. Minty Bridgestone MB3 Comp , 1989 Bridgestone MB-1 , 1990 Bridgestone MB3 , My mint Bridgestone MB-1 SS , 1991 Bridgestone MB-0 Complete Makeover Tips , Bridgestone MB - S "yes it's an S" , BRIDGESTONE MB-0 Zip Score #522 , 1987 BridgeStone MB2 , 1992 Bridgestone MB-1: The brother to my Waterford PDG MTB , 1989 Bridgestone MB-3 , 1993 Bridgestone MB-1 , Pristine Bridgestone , Bridgestone MB-5 , An '86 Bridgestone MB-2 , Bridgestone Bonanza , Bridgestone MB-S , Bridgestone MB1 Project , Bridgestone MB . . . . . . ? , Bridgestone MB-1 - Best year made? , 1993 Bridgestone MB-2 , Another Bridgestone MB Conversion , MB-1 rider , 1994 Bridgestone MB-1
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    1993 Family Portrait

    Here are my babies - 52cm 1993 MB-1; 55cm 1993 XO-1; 59cm RB-1. (Details in following posts)

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    1993 xo-1

    The durable parts are mostly stock, with the exception of the 3rd chainring, derailleurs to accommodate it, dirt drop stem, Phil/Mavic wheels, King headset, and fenders. I wish this one was a 57cm but, of course, they didn't make one in that size for some reason. I rationalized buying this for a 15 mile, mixed-terrain commute to work. After exclusively mountain biking for almost 25 years, this bike (with a Noodle bar) taught me that "road" riding could be fun (either that, or I just got old).

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    1993mb-1

    This has been the bike I wanted the most and looked for the longest, and is the reason I ended up with a XO-1 and RB-1. This one is a re-paint, obviously. I didn't have many of the stock components, so I used Suntour XC-Pro components throughout... and I love it. It's been discussed here and here previously, so I won't get into details again.

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    1993 rb-1

    Wouldn't typically be appropriate for the mtbr forums perhaps, so I won't waste too much space on this one. Except to say that it's a pretty damn cool road bike, seen from a mountain biker's perspective: This year's fork had a scaled-down version of the Ritchey bi-plane mtb crown, and the stock stem is a negative-rise version of the Ritchey Force mtb quill stem.

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    nice pics!
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    now with dirt drops:


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    84 MB-1

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    Restored 86 MB-1

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    93 MB-2 repaint

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    Just got this '93 MB-1 in the mail today. The condition is really nice. I'm hoping to fit it with mostly original parts over time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by klasse View Post
    Just got this '93 MB-1 in the mail today. The condition is really nice. I'm hoping to fit it with mostly original parts over time.
    Beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by klasse View Post
    Just got this '93 MB-1 in the mail today. The condition is really nice. I'm hoping to fit it with mostly original parts over time.
    I called on that one today but he said it was gone, glad to know someone got it who will enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    I wish this one was a 57cm but, of course, they didn't make one in that size for some reason.
    Yeah, I never understood that. I had a 55cm for several years and it never quite fit right. I have a 59cm now, but I'm still looking for a few parts to get it rolling again. Hopefully it fits me better.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    Wouldn't typically be appropriate for the mtbr forums perhaps, so I won't waste too much space on this one. Except to say that it's a pretty damn cool road bike, seen from a mountain biker's perspective: This year's fork had a scaled-down version of the Ritchey bi-plane mtb crown, and the stock stem is a negative-rise version of the Ritchey Force mtb quill stem.

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    What a great set of bikes. Thx. I have a 1989 RB-1 which I won't display here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    Given the XO-1's off-road race pedigree, of course there's room!
    Some nice looking Bridgestones! I like your 86, Don.

    What's the off road race pedigree of the XO-1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    What's the off road race pedigree of the XO-1?
    Pineapple Bob!

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    this is from the 1993 catalog from Sheldon Brown's site:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Dave View Post
    this is from the 1993 catalog from Sheldon Brown's site:


    Cool. So did Stamstead use the moustache bars on an XO-1 or just the bars?

    The neatest looking XO-1 I've seen had Ground Controls on it. The narrow slicks look like a boring commuter (not that there's anything wrong with that) to me. I know the MB-1 had a 72 head angle, were these steeper yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Cool. So did Stamstead use the moustache bars on an XO-1 or just the bars?

    The neatest looking XO-1 I've seen had Ground Controls on it. The narrow slicks look like a boring commuter (not that there's anything wrong with that) to me. I know the MB-1 had a 72 head angle, were these steeper yet?
    I'm not at all sure if he used a whole bike or not. I was trying to post the info (now there) on the second page about that race across australia on xo-1s. I thought it was on the first page and goofed. I've posted both pages now.


    Here are the frame geometries for 1993:

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    seems to imply just the bars....

    here's a pic of L-R: Harry Winand, Gene Oberpriller, John Stamstad, Chris Kostman at the 24 Hours of Canaan.

    Rough Riders: Any Bike, Anywhere: Home of the Classic Cyclist: Any Bike, Anywhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    seems to imply just the bars....

    here's a pic of L-R: Harry Winand, Gene Oberpriller, John Stamstad, Chris Kostman at the 24 Hours of Canaan.

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    Great pic. And that looks like a great long distance bike. I don't know of Harry, but those other three are super strong. My guess is they won.

    Sure does change the look with some 2" knobbies (pulled from the web):
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    My second "art" post in two days!

    Just by the way, if anyone want's one of the cool Bridgestone prints shown in the 1993-1994 catalogs, pm me and I'll send you some info to a shop that may still have some. I got some NOS prints from them there last year, for not much money. Really nice bike-people at the shop, too.

    These aren't cheap posters--they are really great looking linocuts by Christopher Wormell, on heavy paper. Here is the mtb one:
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    I don't know how it rides. I hear mixed reviews but.. . i don't care. i just want an XO1.

    edit: i should get a 650B Rawland. That would be smart. Mike sells those..
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Cool. So did Stamstead use the moustache bars on an XO-1 or just the bars?

    The neatest looking XO-1 I've seen had Ground Controls on it. The narrow slicks look like a boring commuter (not that there's anything wrong with that) to me. I know the MB-1 had a 72 head angle, were these steeper yet?
    i remember info of 73/73 angles. The Riv Atlantis has double 72 though... curious as well.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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