Bridgestone XO-1. Most
of the components are stock (Sugino cranks; Nitto bars; Sakae seatpost;
Araya rims; Shimano cassette, shifters, derailers and headset; Dia-Compe
brakes; MKS Sylvan track pedals) except for ...
green Brooks B.17 Champion Special
Nitto Technomic stem
- dummy levers
- Campy toe straps
- silver bell
- green cloth, green twine and natural twine under shellac
picked this up from a friend who owns my favorite local bike shop,
after just complaining that I couldn't find an XO-1 for sale anywhere
online. He grinned and pointed to the frameset hanging on a hook
above my head -- the XO-1 he'd owned and ridden for a couple years
(and put some dents in), then put to rest for awhile with the hope
of overhauling it for a sale bike, which ended up happening when
I overhauled it and then bought it from him.
been on and off road and performed really well in both situations.
I use it to commute every day and if I had any money I'd get some
nice racks to get the messenger bag off and make it even more useful.
I feel pretty lucky to be an XO-1 owner.
a sweet bike.