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.