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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...

    Come on Peeps! Post em up!
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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

    <a href="https://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v651/datawhacker/bridgestone/?action=view&amp;current=100_1507.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/datawhacker/bridgestone/100_1507.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    i remember info of 73/73 angles. The Riv Atlantis has double 72 though... curious as well.
    The larger sizes were 73/73. The smaller ones varied. with steeper STAs and shallower HTAs.
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    '91 MB-0 Zip

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    Did you manage to find one in your size?! Looks nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Did you manage to find one in your size?! Looks nice!
    seatpost looks to be about 6" too high if I recall Klasse's sizing criteria.

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    Here's my decidedly more bluecollar '89 MB5. RapidRise with bacons, mmmmm


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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Did you manage to find one in your size?! Looks nice!
    Not yet. This one I got on the Bay around 3 yrs ago. I got a few other parts along the way: the wheels, a nicer tire set, dust caps for the cranks, housing, and got the saddle cleaned. It's a real KLASSIC like you said and thanks for the props.

    FB, i forgot to lower the post after it came off the stand, you got me! haha

    a few more pics here: https://www.photobucket.com/91zip
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    Quote Originally Posted by bacoes View Post
    Here's my decidedly more bluecollar '89 MB5. RapidRise with bacons, mmmmm
    Looks like more of a workhorse bike. I'd like to ride one with a nice rack

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    Which models came with Koski forks? I had a MB-1 back in the day (1990 I think) w/ Koskis but I seldom see any others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrey View Post
    Which models came with Koski forks? I had a MB-1 back in the day (1990 I think) w/ Koskis but I seldom see any others.
    '89 and I'm not sure which other years if any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    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..
    I have a 650B Rawland RSogn. It's an excellent mountain bike. I ride it more than any of my other bikes.

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    Do any of the Bridgestone experts out there know annual build counts for specific MB's?? In other words, how many MB1's were produced for each year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    Do any of the Bridgestone experts out there know annual build counts for specific MB's?? In other words, how many MB1's were produced for each year?
    I'm no expert but I'll chime in that 1000 were made in 1993, according to the catalog: Bridgestone Bicycles 1993 Catalogue page 37

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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.
    GeneO!

    ....and I thought these Bridgestones were a blast from the past. Went to HS with Gene. Very cool guy to hang out with.
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    my 1991 MB-3

    I got this '91 MB-3 a few years ago for $125. It was basically new. Still had the original tires that still had the tire mold nubbies on it, but they had dry rot and I replaced them with Continental Town and Country tires.

    I have to say I really love this bike. It's a ball to ride on trails and roads. It's NOT light, but after a mile or so I don't notice its weight at all. It's got great balance so you can steer it with your butt--just shift your weight and scoot the back end around whenever you want to. None of the components is fancy, but everything works together really well, and never bothers. I never worry about hurting anything, which is a nice feature of a bike.

    It rocks a lightweight Pletscher rack (and an über-sexy plastic lock clamp!), so it's great for trips to the store or whatnot.

    Besides the above changes, I used Frame-Saver, and I added a Brooks B-17, Salsa bars, Oury grips, SRAM chain and Jag wires. I'm moving back to Chicago next week and think I'll use this bike as transportation much more (when weather permits), so may soon go to an all-weather saddle and a stronger rack. We'll see.

    I think of this bike like a good dog--trouble-free and happy to do anything that gets us outside.
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    Yep, saw that too. Curious if the same counts applied to all years?

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    I road a Bridgestone and Specialized way back when. Was pleased to see that old Bridgestone bikes are still popular here in the Bay Area when I decided I wanted an old vintage bike to ride on the trail close to my house. I've collected 4 80s bikes for that purpose. Eventually my bike search took me to Rivendell. I road all their bikes and was most impressed by the mustache handlebar version of the A Homer Hilsen. I'm no expert, and haven't really ridden enough different bikes to really understand why it felt so right. Clearly, it's lighter than anything I've ridden and the componenets are better. But those things alone don't make the thing feel "right." Some discussion here about frame angles and the sweet looking XO-1, Is the 72 degree seat angle the secret that makes the Riv bikes so comfortable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sapo Rojo View Post
    I road a Bridgestone and Specialized way back when. Was pleased to see that old Bridgestone bikes are still popular here in the Bay Area when I decided I wanted an old vintage bike to ride on the trail close to my house. I've collected 4 80s bikes for that purpose. Eventually my bike search took me to Rivendell. I road all their bikes and was most impressed by the mustache handlebar version of the A Homer Hilsen. I'm no expert, and haven't really ridden enough different bikes to really understand why it felt so right. Clearly, it's lighter than anything I've ridden and the componenets are better. But those things alone don't make the thing feel "right." Some discussion here about frame angles and the sweet looking XO-1, Is the 72 degree seat angle the secret that makes the Riv bikes so comfortable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    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..
    I always understood the Rivendell Atlantis to be the natural, linear descendent of the XO-1. Perhaps slightly beefier tubing, but similar angles and 26" wheels, room for knobbys, and LUGS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sapo Rojo View Post
    I road a Bridgestone and Specialized way back when. Was pleased to see that old Bridgestone bikes are still popular here in the Bay Area when I decided I wanted an old vintage bike to ride on the trail close to my house. I've collected 4 80s bikes for that purpose. Eventually my bike search took me to Rivendell. I road all their bikes and was most impressed by the mustache handlebar version of the A Homer Hilsen. I'm no expert, and haven't really ridden enough different bikes to really understand why it felt so right. Clearly, it's lighter than anything I've ridden and the componenets are better. But those things alone don't make the thing feel "right." Some discussion here about frame angles and the sweet looking XO-1, Is the 72 degree seat angle the secret that makes the Riv bikes so comfortable?
    Grant Peterson has talked a lot about his evolving theory regarding frame angles and comfort in the Rivendell Readers and on the Rive website. Some examples: here and here.

    I'm not smart enough to understand how seat tube angle makes a difference though, so I shouldn't try to paraphrase too much (in other words, you should read these yourself), but I think he likes the seats located somewhat behind the bottom bracket because, in recreational riding, the resultant body position keeps you from having to support your weight with your hands, and it helps to "push" you back onto the seat instead of sliding forward.

    I haven't allowed myself to fully ebrace or try his theorys, though. I still just try adjust my seat position based on what gives me the best balance of weight distribution for climbing, accelleration, and comfort - more or less the knee-over-pedal-spindle standard. On my Rivendell Rambouillet (predecessor to the Hilson you mentioned) I have my seat slammed forward, all the way to the rear of the rails. On my XO-1, I have it slammed all the way the other direction.

    Somewhat related,(and relevant to the thread), here are some articles from the Rivendell Reader #32, Spring 2004, in which Grant talks about his time at Bridgestone. Enjoyable read with some insight into the bikes, the industry, and the formation of Rivendell.
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    Size: 38cm or 15"
    Frame: Tange CrMo, double butted
    Fork: CrMo, 1 1/8” oval tubes
    Headset: Ritchey Logic (black), Ritchey Cable Hanger (silver)
    Seatpost: Kalloy, 26.2mm
    Shifters: Shimano Deore DX thumbies, 7 speed
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX
    Cranks: Mavic Sugino GP 110, 46x36x24T, 170mm
    Bottom Bracket: Sugino sealed, 122.5mm
    Pedals: Sakae Low Fat
    Toe Clips and Straps: black Specialized clips, grey straps
    Hubs: 32H Exage HB-RM50
    Cassette: Shimano 7sp, 13-30T
    Rims: Ritchey Vantage Expert
    Brakes: Dia-Compe X-1 cantis
    Brake Levers: Dia-Compe SS-5
    Handlebar: Ritchey Force, 6 degree bend, 540mm
    Stem: Ritchey Force
    Grips: Ritchey True, black
    Tires: Ritchey Megabite 2.1
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    Not a mountain bike, but its still a 1970's Bridgestone.

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    Geno! Didn't he win the Chequamegon that year on the XO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    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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    How do you like the Dirt Drops? I'm thinking of putting some on my Ritchey. And the shifters -- did those come stock on the MB-1 w/Dirt Drops? I'm not sure I want bar end shifters and these look like a good option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puddletown View Post
    Geno! Didn't he win the Chequamegon that year on the XO?
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    1993 Gene Oberpriller, Minneapolis, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16:27

    Yes he did! My favorite Gene O description from an old bike mag described him as the only racer out drinking 'til 1 slam dancing til 3 and racing at 9 am (or some order of the above).

    Gene is definitely a different kind of animal. He always stuck out from the crowd and the only thing he loved as much as biking was partying. Dude was good times 24/7. Guarantee you that! Not surprising he excelled when conditions were s#!t. Gene O just really didn't give a f^@# as long as he was enjoying himself. He did a charity ride in Mpls a few years back and blew kisses to the crowd and the whole over the top shebang. A classic retro act.!

    Ride strong Gene O!

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    Remember watching Gene flog the rest of the best in the Midwest at a NORBA race at Chestnut Mt in Galena, IL in 93 or 4. It poured through the entire race and I think he was the only one that made it up the monster climb all four laps on his bike. Nasty day for a mountain bike race.
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    Some nice bikes in this thread!
    Here is an '88 MB-3, size 53cm in Scarlet, nearly all stock



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    Our baby daughter will be awake in a few hours and I really need to hit the sack but I had to read through all those scanned pages. Very interesting info

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    Dear all,

    I would be happy if I could participate in this thread.
    Although I have other vintage mtb's, I just finished to build a 1988 MB-3 and I am abolutely in love with "her". The ride is is quite wonderful, I just can't stop riding.
    The problem is that I did prefer to use other parts according to my taste (the original ones were in not so good shape) instead of the stock ones, so I know that with this I could be not so welcome to this group.
    Still, I would like to ask you, please, to post a picture to show you my Bridgestone. The frame is in immaculate condition. The geometry is fantastic.
    Please accept me,
    Thank you,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagrange1 View Post
    Dear all,

    I would be happy if I could participate in this thread.
    Although I have other vintage mtb's, I just finished to build a 1988 MB-3 and I am abolutely in love with "her". The ride is is quite wonderful, I just can't stop riding.
    The problem is that I did prefer to use other parts according to my taste (the original ones were in not so good shape) instead of the stock ones, so I know that with this I could be not so welcome to this group.
    Still, I would like to ask you, please, to post a picture to show you my Bridgestone. The frame is in immaculate condition. The geometry is fantastic.
    Please accept me,
    Thank you,
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    Go for it man, hopefully no carbon fiber

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    Thank you.
    My Bridgestone pic URL is ready but, according to this Forum I just need to have a minimum of 10 message posts in order to be able to post a URL.
    Let me keep just talking for now.
    I enjoy all the Bridgestone pictures posted here.

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    You are correct.
    Absolutely no carbon for these nice old machines (they just don't need it).

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    It is interesting how small is the diameter of the tubes from my 1988 MB-3 Bridgestone, comparing to the other cromoly bikes I have from the early 90's.

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    If I understood correctly, a couple of more message posts and I will be able to post the link from my Bridgestone.

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    The 1988 MB-3 has an interesting cable routing at the bottom bracket shell.

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    I have now 10 posts. Thank you for accepting me.
    O.K. here it is. I remotely got this 1988 MB-3 frameset in Alabama about two years ago, for my daughter to use at the University. When I saw it during her graduation I did realize what I had in my hands. I saved the drivetrain and brakes (for its future maybe?) including the stem that is quite unique, and I installed some nice brand new parts that I had and I enjoy:

    - STI shifter/brake levers, rear and front derailleur, chain: LX
    - crankset, front and rear hubs, cantilever brakes, 11-28 7-speed cassette: STX-RC

    It took me the whole weekend to put it together (is there a better job ?)
    I just love the geometry. The size is perfect for me. The colour is beautiful. The riding is just a dream.

    So, here it is my contribution to your nice initiative. I hope you guys like it.

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    (sorry again for disturbing the originality of this Bridgestone)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagrange1 View Post
    I have now 10 posts. Thank you for accepting me.
    O.K. here it is. I remotely got this 1988 MB-3 frameset in Alabama about two years ago, for my daughter to use at the University. When I saw it during her graduation I did realize what I had in my hands. I saved the drivetrain and brakes (for its future maybe?) including the stem that is quite unique, and I installed some nice brand new parts that I had and I enjoy:

    - STI shifter/brake levers, rear and front derailleur, chain: LX
    - crankset, front and rear hubs, cantilever brakes, 11-28 7-speed cassette: STX-RC

    It took me the whole weekend to put it together (is there a better job ?)
    I just love the geometry. The size is perfect for me. The colour is beautiful. The riding is just a dream.

    So, here it is my contribution to your nice initiative. I hope you guys like it.

    https://i1171.photobucket.com/albums...3SergioBRA.jpg

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    (sorry again for disturbing the originality of this Bridgestone)
    Cool bike, Sergio, though it looks like you could use a size up. If you look back in this thread you will see a larger '88 MB-3 in red w/all original parts. I recently sold it on eBay - using those very same pictures Also sold the MB-4 using the same pics! LOL

    The bike rides very very solid, I know what you mean! Enjoy it.

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    And here's my sweet little '90 MB-3 with DX, size 50cm:

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    A 20.5" 1989 mb-1 from the original owner. Full XT group, Koski fork.

    Dave (klasse) kindly contacted the seller and is keeping the bike for me for awhile. Thanks Dave!

    Will post more pics later when it arrives.



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    that's my favorite Bridgestone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    that's my favorite Bridgestone.
    x 2

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    Seconded.
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    Can you guys and gals school me on someting please? What does MB-1, MB-2, MB-5 mean?

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    MB=Mountain Bike
    # was where it stood in the Bridgestone lineup, starting at number 1 for the best model (except 1990 and 1991, when there was a top of the line model called the MB-0 or MB-Zip)

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    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?
    Let me google that for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Thank, your a plethora of information.

    But thankfully someone else was nice enough to give me a simplified answer, rather than the one I've come to excpect from you.

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    You are very welcome! Glad I can help.

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    So I take it that an MB-5 is not so hot?

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    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
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    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.

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    That looks awfully complicated to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    That looks awfully complicated to me.
    Ya, there are shorter answers.

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    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.
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    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



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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    that's my favorite bridgestone.
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    seconded.


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    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.

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    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.
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    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...

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    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.
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    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).

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    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.

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    I'll be checking

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    Thanks Fred, I'll look into these.
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    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.

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    Mb uno

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    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.

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    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.




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    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.

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    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).
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    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?

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    Thanks everyone. M2. So perhaps a 93. Wow. Bummed it came with the quadra fork.

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    Doesn't mean you can't be on the hunt for a fork that would really make the bike. Chin up.
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    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!

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72tunaboat View Post
    Nice! How about a few more pics please!

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    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.



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    Good looking MB-1, is it a size 20.5"?

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    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").

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    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!
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    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


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    Quote Originally Posted by 72tunaboat View Post
    Were you threatening the bike with that wrench?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Were you threatening the bike with that wrench?
    Had to tighten a couple of spokes..

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    There is still unique homage for my MB-1's, and that they still have a moving place in my bicycling life.










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    damn, that's a nice trail and I really like your MB1. I'd like to find one a size up, 55

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    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!

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    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!

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

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    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.

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    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 .........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    Kinda like getting married .........
    Better... it never gets bad, derails or becomes a nightmare.
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Looks great Ben and even better that you like the ride!
    Thanks Gloria!

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    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.

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    Bridgestone MB-1 Competition 1986

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    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.

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    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.
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    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
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    72tunaboat - where is that picture taken? Looks a tremendous amount like where I am living these days in Washington.

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    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:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro...ss-323155.html

    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...
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    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.

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    yo-Nate-y, Funny you say that. The shock on the ground in the picture is off of a Land Rover.

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    Ha---perhaps it was subliminal.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    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!

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    That bike is in great (perfect) shape -what a find.

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    I think I can hear GOB swooning....
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    I think I can hear GOB swooning....
    Haaaa. I was just thinking how much I like those.

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    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)

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    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.)

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    I know I would be down. Just moved to the Duvall/Carnation area. Would be great to get a bunch of these out there.

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    55cm Zip, recently completed this








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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    swapped out the bars on my mb-1. i like it a lot.
    and please excuse the grips...i had no other left.




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    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?

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    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.

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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by klasse View Post
    Nate may recognize this spot
    Looks loose and techy. Nice bike/trail shot.
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    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

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    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.

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    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























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    We really have to get you on the program where you post up pictures of actual mountain bikes.

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    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)

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    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.

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    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?

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    $200 for a MB-1 is awesome. Save up.

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    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.

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    Attached is a picture of my 1992 Bridgestone MB-5. I think it's great.
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    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.

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    I saw how reasonable that went for. Good job. You don't like the tires because of the color or tread?

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Happy to, never hurts to help out the karma bucket.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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!
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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Nice bike but awesome tree.
    Haha, thanks, here's another view looking down at the same spot!
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    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......

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    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.

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    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.

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    "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.

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    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.

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