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1985 Bridgestone 500

My first bike that I learned everything on. There's so much history I shared with this bike, the documentation here will never be enough to adequately describe its evolution. Nothing is original except the frame. I did my first tour on this bike. Current commuter. 21" model. Color is cadet blue/plutinum [sic] silver. Not misspelled. Catalog page: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1985/pages/09-bridgestone-500.html

Frame:
1985 Bridgestone 500, triple butted 4130 CrMo

Fork/Headset:
Surly Cross Check fork, 1" threadless / Ritchey headset, 1" threadless

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino VL 130 (130 mm BCD), 170 mm / Vuelta square taper, 68 x 107

Pedals:
Wellgo, black

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
random 11-27 cassette, 9 speed / Shimano SG-X 53/39 / SRAM PC-1031, 10 speed

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano FD-2300 (chain keeper) / Shimano RD-1056 / Shimano Tiagra 4400 shifters, 9 speed

Handlebars/Stem:
Oval Concepts handlebars, 44 (46?) cm, compact / Specialized Comp Multi Stem, 100 mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Velo Orange leather saddle copy

Brakes:
Tektro Oryx cantilever, silver, front / Shimano Tiagra 4700 dual-pivot caliper, rear

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
IDC Stout wheel (Sanyo NH-H27 dynamo / Giant CR22 / Schwalbe Marathon Plus, 32 mm)

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Bontrager Aurora (14 mm width, 28h) / Ritchey hub / Schwalbe Marathon Plus, 28 mm

Accessories:
Tektro fork crown cable hanger with DIY angle adapter / Blackburn rear MTN rack / Greenfield rear kickstand / DIY custom rack eyelet adapters, rear, aluminum / cutoff Specialized stem to correct headset spacer angle / SKS P35 Longboard fenders / Altair bar tape

More Info:
Color is cadet blue/plutinum [sic] silver. Not misspelled. Catalog page: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1985/pages/09-bridgestone-500.html

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Original Build
  2. Summer 2014 Tour
  3. 2014-2015 Commuter Build
  4. Summer 2016 Tour & Preparation
  5. 2016 Commuter Build
  6. Final

Added by aiber. Last updated over 1 year ago.

As of over 1 year ago, aiber has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

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