This is a submission for your Current Classics gallery. It's a 1994 Bridgestone MB-1. The previous owner used it as a daily commuter, hence the numerous mismatched touchup paint spots and paint chips. This was done before people made Bridgestones collectable.

This is this spring's build with an albatross bar and MB-2 Ritchey stem. It's been almost every permutation you can think of. Mountain bike bar with the stock suspension stem, drop bar with a Nitto Technomic, dirt drop bar and stem and moustache bar with Technomic and dirt drop stem. The ablatross combination and the moustache with the dirt drop stem are the most versatile. The wrapped forward part of the bar is a good alternate hand position.

It's built from a mix of old and new parts. I don't buy all new parts just so everything matches, why bother when I've got a bunch of perfectly good parts accumulated over the years.

Thanks for the great site.




Bridgestone MB-1 - side view

Bridgestone MB-1 - drivetrain view

Bridgestone MB-1 - front end detail


Bridgestone MB-1 - rear angle view





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