Monday, April 14, 2014

1993 Bridgestone MB1


This a rare badge to see nowadays. Bridgestone bikes like the MB-1 and MB-0 Zip are hard to find nowadays.


The frame in its original condition.


There was rust all over the bike. Each rusty patch was carefully removed.


The original MB-1 decal which was removed in the process.


A small dent on the seat tube.


More rust in unseen places.


The process of cleaning and removing all the gunk.


Prestige Logic tubing by Tange; they do not make steel bikes like this anymore.



The original Shimano Deore XT front derailleur after refurbishment.


The original Shimano Deore XT 7-speed rear derailleur also after refurbishment.


Original Dia Compe 987 brakes.




Custom made Bridgestone decal and the original Zefal water bottle holder. My version of the MB-1 decal.




All done up after 6 months. A real beauty from every angle.


Dia Compe 987 brakes are so simple and effective.


Good old thumb shifters that never breaks no matter what you throw at it.

Bicycle Type
Mountain bike, non-suspension
MSRP (new)
$1,575.00
Weight
25.1 lbs (9.5kg)
Frame & Fork

Sizes
15, 16.5, 18.1, 19.3, 20.4, 21.6
Frame Construction
Lugged steel
Frame Tubing Material
Ritchey Logic Prestige
Fork Brand & Model
Ritchey crown chrome-moly
Components

Component Group
Shimano/Ritchey/Dia-Compe
Brakeset
Dia-Compe 987 cantilevers, Ritchey Logic levers brakes, levers
Shift Levers
Shimano Deore XT thumbshifters
Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Deore XT
Crankset
Ritchey Logic, 24/36/46 teeth
Pedals
Shimano Deore XT SPD
Bottom Bracket

BB Shell Width

Rear Cogs
7-speed, 12 - 28 teeth
Saddle
Avocet racing 1, leather
Chain
Shimano CN-HG90
Seatpost
Ritchey Logic, 300mm x 27.2mm
Handlebar
Ritchey Force Comp butted
Handlebar Stem
Ritchey
Wheels
Shimano 600 Ultegra
Hubs

Rims
Ritchey Vantage Comp, 28-hole/32-hole
Tires
26 x 1.95" Specialized Ground Control




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