please see photos of my 1988 Bridgestone MB-1, bought new in January
1989 at Montlake Cycles in Seattle for $800!
you can see, it is currently on its' second life as my "do whatever
I want it to do" bike. I constantly tweak it in hopes of finding
the more perfect machine; it's not all "period correct," but it
sure does work.
of the components are stock:
Shimano Deore XT cranks with Biopace 46-36-26 chainrings, XT F &
R Derailleurs, XT cantilever brakes and pedals, Strong seatpost,
XT 36h sealed hubs with qr skewers and Araya 26" rims.
some are new:
Nitto Moustache bar and Dirtdrop stem fitted with Cane Creek brake
levers, Silver bar-end shifters, Cateye Enduro computer and Light
& Motion headlight. A 30-13 7-speed rear cluster, Selle Anatomica
Titanico saddle w/slot, Continental Travel Contact 26 x 1.75 tires
under SKS fenders, Tubus Racks, and a selection of Schmidt and Cateye
tail lights round things out.
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