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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:37 pm 
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Just picked this up. It is not in the best shape, but not bad. Everything is at least functional. Some rust spots that will need some attention. I believe it's an 89, but not sure.

My intention for this bike is to ride it and ride it hard. I'm unsure if I will leave it geared or convert to singlespeed.

Really looking forward to riding it.

One question: What clamp size is the handlebar? I'd like to get a new handlebar, as I'm just unsure of the structural integrity of this current bar. I'm assuming it's something like 25.4 or 25.8? Just looking for a flat bar. I've got some Onza barends to put on there as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:09 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:49 pm 
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Nice one ,
Don't see many Bridgestones these days , can't help with bar size I'm afraid , can you borrow some vernier calipers to find that out ? but looking forward to seeing what you do with it
Mike


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:49 pm 
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As mike says not many bridgestones around these days , great bikes , as regard the Dia of the bars, looking at your picture, looks like the shifters and brake levers you currently have fitted are shimano units and would assume unless the are overtigtned will be old school 25.4 mm, not heard of 25.8 ? ,You could always fold a piece of paper around the bars and mark at the join, then measure that if you don't have vernier calipers , the bar is it cracked or split to have the need to replace it?

Do you have any more photos too ?


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