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    Is it worth rewelding an older steel frame with a new geometry?

    Hi,

    There's an older model of steel bikes I really like (Bridgestone MB series) but I know the geometry will prevent me from converting one to a gravel bike. I'm on the tall side (a few inches over 6') so it's tough finding a bike that I am comfortable on. A couple of years ago I picked up a japanese touring bike from the 80s and just couldn't dial in a comfortable ride. Tried different handlebars and such.

    Would it be worth taking a large size Bridgestone and having someone re-weld it with current gravel bike geometry? Does anyone know what this would cost?

    Thanks. I know I could spend money on a new gravel bike for much less. But for nostalgic reasons and the love of the Bridgestone MB ride, I would prefer to revamp a Bridgestone if its cost-effective.

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    Definitely, NO.

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    doing that to a classic bike would be a crime. it would also not be cost-effective.

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    Thanks guys. I guess you're right. And riding around a re-welded Bridgestone probably wouldn't look too cool :-)

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