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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:10 am 
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Mr Panda wrote:
Nice 8)

Were Bridgestones not all made in Japan then? Mine has a MIJ decal........


Apparently the TIG ones were Taiwan and lugged were Japan http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/

I have both kinds and this appears to be true...my Zips don't have stickers.

I brightened up the pics a bit. :idea:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:46 pm 
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Loving the Bridgestone, would one day like to own one of these.


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 Post subject: Zip
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:45 am 
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The zip looks awesome. I am reconditioning mine now in Alabama. I bought it while working at university bikes in boulder in 1994. Of course I took it and stripped it of all the good stuff. Put shimano on it. Ran it with a softened stem for a while then with a Rockshox. Luckily I still kept the original mavic wheels and crankset/BB. The bike has been ridden hard though. Won't look as pretty as yours!!!! A couple foe questions:

Is your freewheel a sachs or sun tour pro?
Will a standard xc pro front der work fine?
Have you seen a saddle like this anywhere? It's a one-off for the zip I think.

Thanks!
Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Zip
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:59 am 
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Mpgiant wrote:
The zip looks awesome. I am reconditioning mine now in Alabama. I bought it while working at university bikes in boulder in 1994. Of course I took it and stripped it of all the good stuff. Put shimano on it. Ran it with a softened stem for a while then with a Rockshox. Luckily I still kept the original mavic wheels and crankset/BB. The bike has been ridden hard though. Won't look as pretty as yours!!!! A couple foe questions:

Is your freewheel a sachs or sun tour pro?
Will a standard xc pro front der work fine?
Have you seen a saddle like this anywhere? It's a one-off for the zip I think.

Thanks!
Mike


Hi Mike, the freewheel is XC Pro, see the full specs in the first post. A standard XC Pro front der will work. I have seen only one of these saddles that was not on a 91 Zip - it was on a '92 MB-1 that sold on ebay last Summer. My understanding is that they only made one run of these saddles for the '91 Zip. If I see another one then I'll hopefully remember to shoot a message to you! cheers


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:49 am 
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ez054098 wrote:
I would vote for this bike for BOTM. Enter it now!


x2

Love these bikes.


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 Post subject: Mint
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:47 am 
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I loved the old bridgestone bikes!!! I had a friend back then who had one with a HALSON INVERSION shock on it! Wicked cool.

Very sexy clean bike, I love those decals, those bikes were clean and well made.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:22 am 
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I keep looking on eBay, but they are never in my size (>20")


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:26 am 
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changed the wheels to a cleaner pair + new camera & darker backdrop 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:47 am 
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those are magazine quality pics 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:49 am 
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GoldenEraMTB wrote:
those are magazine quality pics 8)


glad you like, thanks.

definitely an improvement on 2nd go


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