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1992 Bridgestone RB-2

What does sixty bucks and a trip down to Santa Cruz get you? A weird chop-job vintage roadie, that's what. "A good handful of shrooms" would also have been a solid answer. //// The brakebridge was raised by a previous owner to clear what looks to be 35c, and installed backwards

Ishiwata 4130 CroMo, 56cm

Trek 520 fork / Tange Levin NJS

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Dura Ace FC-7402 172.5mm

38t Wolf Tooth / 11-30

Dura Ace RD-7402 / Dura Ace SL-BS77

Nitto North Road Bars / Specialized 130mm

Selle Italila Flite 2001 / Thompson Elite 27.0

Tektro R559 / Shimano R451 / Dia-Compe Advantage 5 levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+Son Archetype / Dura Ace 7400 hub / Panaracer Gravelking 32c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Deep V / Ultegra 6700 hub / Vitoria Zaffiro 32c

Watersnake Innovations bottle cages / Paul Thumbie / Wald 139 / Velo Orange Porteur Rack

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. DA7402
  3. Summer lovin'
  4. #BasketAndChill

Current Stage Info:

Now that the Monster Cross has taken over on thrashing duties, the ol' Are Bee Two is going into Retirement as the commuter/townie rig. Quite pleased with myself over how I kludged a few small things :)

Added by sublorange. Last updated about 2 months ago.



henry510 says:

I believe Soma makes a 1" fork for their San Marcos frame that will work for your build.

Posted over 1 year ago


Kyono says:

Aside from the concerning fork dropout mods, looks like a neat bike- I'd like to do something to mine to fit 35's as well. Should be a fun platform to learn with, keep on exploring the ins and outs of drivetrains and put lots of miles on it!

Posted over 1 year ago


sublorange says:

thanks for the well wishes! picking up wrenching shortly after learning to ride a bike has been a frustrating but endlessly fun experience.

if it provides any comfort, i've since filled the gap in the fork dropouts with bondo so in the case of catastrophic failure i have a chance to stop and not just get sent over the bars. if you spot a 1" threaded fork that'll clear 32c let a guy know!

Posted over 1 year ago


_rd says:


Shrooms are free this time of year - save your money.

Posted almost 2 years ago


zian says:

This is some wild shit haha

Posted almost 2 years ago


sublorange says:

thanks dude! i feel like our bikes are kindred DILLIGAF spirits. if i were rich and not fat i'd go full buckwild and grab that threaded wound-up fork for sale in the marketplace right now

Posted almost 2 years ago