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    Official Bridgestone Thread

    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!

    1988 MB1




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    Can we edit the thread so eager young ladies don't expect to see white dresses?

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    LOL! My bad! Error corrected...

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    repainted 1991 mb-1


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
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    What happened to its Koski fork?

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    My '88 MB-1
    Pickup with my "88 MB-1 and my first '89 MB-1 on top
    My second '89 MB-1.

    Can't find a pic of my '90 MB-1. Truck and bikes all long gone now.
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    I demand this thread be locked and thrown in the recycle bin for severely tempting me to buy another Bridgestone!!!

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    Loving the progress!! Great bikes!!

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    94 stoner

    My 94 MB-1 Stoner, love this classic work horse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    What happened to its Koski fork?
    Good question, I found the frame and fork in separate deals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    Good question, I found the frame and fork in separate deals.
    hard to go wrong with a Logic fork. I think they're a good compromise between the spindly 1/2" blades and the 1" Yeti and Type II forks.

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    my 89. I really dug this bike back in its day:

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    Loving the MB-1's, but.....Where all the Zips hiding???



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    Bs mb1,2,3,5

    The '94 MB1 is my main ride, the '89 MB2 is in my Garage collection. The MB3, MB4 (no picture) and MB5 were parts donors..

    Just remembered, I've also got an '89 MB1 frame that I'm building
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    '88 mb2
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    Fork question

    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV View Post
    The MB1 is my main ride, the MB2 is in my Garage collection. The MB3, MB4 (no picture) and MB5 were parts donors..

    Just remembered, I've also got an '89 MB1 frame that I'm building
    Great bikes here, wish I had one. So I have to ask, is it OK to install a Ritchey lugged fork on any of the MB frames above 3? Reason I ask is cause I have a fork but no frame. All the frames I've found in my size are not 1's or 2's or even the correct year for the Ritchey fork.
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Here's my '93, have since replaced the tires with some Z-Maxs to keep the troops happy must of misplaced the pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    '88 mb2
    I think I remember that ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11 View Post
    Here's my '93, have since replaced the tires with some Z-Maxs to keep the troops happy must of misplaced the pedals
    **** yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Loving the MB-1's, but.....Where all the Zips hiding???



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    Room for an XO here? I've ridden it on mild trails but mainly use it as an all road (dirt, pavement, what have you) ride...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
    Room for an XO here? I've ridden it on mild trails but mainly use it as an all road (dirt, pavement, what have you) ride...

    beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by proto2000 View Post
    Great bikes here, wish I had one. So I have to ask, is it OK to install a Ritchey lugged fork on any of the MB frames above 3? Reason I ask is cause I have a fork but no frame. All the frames I've found in my size are not 1's or 2's or even the correct year for the Ritchey fork.
    Depends on the year fork and the year frame. The later 89 on frames have steeper head angles and the forks have less rake. If you want :FACTORY" geometry you should use forks/ frames from the the years that correspond. Bridgestone Bicycles You can find geometry's here.

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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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    Grant Peterson approved handlebar tape

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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.
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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..

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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.

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