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 Post subject: 1992 Bridgestone RB-T
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Here's gis_guru's Bridgestone RB-T that we restored over the winter. It's a blast to tool around on. The frame was originally dark metallic green with plenty of scrapes and some rust starting to show. We had it media-blasted, powder-coated, and created our own decals.

With the bull-moose stem and straight bar it's definitely not happiest during out of the saddle pedaling and there's a lot of toe overlap with the long cranks. The geometry seems pretty tight to me for loaded touring, but it's a smooth ride nonetheless.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:12 pm 
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A few more photos:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:20 pm 
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Location: Omaha Beach
Frame: 2002 Bridgestone RB-T

Headset: Chris King Threaded
Stem: SR MTS-100
Handlebar: Nitto B-2500
Grips: Sette Z-Grips

Brakes: Tektro 872 cantilevers
Brake Cables: Nokon
Brake Levers: Salsa Halter Tops

Shifters: Dia-Compe downtube
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT (8-speed)
Derailleur Cables: Nokon
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 10-speed (12-27t)
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace (10-speed)
Cranks: Ritchey WCS V (Triple)
Bottom Bracket: Octalink V2

Pedals: MKS Touring

Hub Skewers: Dura-Ace
Rims: Velocity Synergy
Front Hub: Shimano Dura-Ace 7400 (36h)
Rear Hub: Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 (36h)
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT
Tyres: Vittoria Randonneur Hyper (35mm)

Saddle: San Marco Regal Girardi


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:26 pm 
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Very chic touring/commuter bike. I could see myself owning such for the mentioned purposes. My current is a 50s Belgian gran toursimo.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:07 pm 
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Nice clean machine, love the look 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:17 pm 
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Thanks, guys. :) I rode it just last night, in fact.

Elev12k wrote:
My current is a 50s Belgian gran toursimo.


That's sounds very cool. Any links to photos?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:52 am 
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Very cool bridgestone, reminds me that I would like a cross bike in 54 * 54 ...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:29 pm 
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Wow, that looks lovely, top job. Maybe some bullhorns to overcome the out-of-the-saddle thing?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:24 pm 
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HEY! What do you mean you rode it last night? Keep off my bike.
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Just kidding, just put it away clean.


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