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'87 Bridgestone 550

My very first road bike. Purchased with a mix of generational 600 group. Bought with the intention of modernizing so I could race alongside my friends/team.

Frame:
57cm, lugged Ishiwata CR-MO triple butted tubes and stays. Flare Pink/Cosmic Silver

Fork/Headset:
CR-MO blade, semi-slope crown, forged tip. NIKYO 75.

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
FC-R553, FC-4500

Pedals:
PD-5700

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
CS-5700, KMC 10.93

Derailleurs/Shifters:
RD-5701, FD-5703, ST-5703

Handlebars/Stem:
SOMA HWY ONE 42cm, 120mm stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Specialized Romin 168mm, SR CTE-110

Brakes:
BR-5700

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Giant PS-L, some 23c Giants

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Giant PS-L,some 23c Giants

Accessories:
Forged micro-adjust dropouts, chain hanger, pump peg.

More Info:
Original stem, headset, seatpost, and very, very worn in saddle.

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Stripped
  3. Retromod is complete!!
  4. Stage II

Added by erniebrochill17. Last updated over 3 years ago.

11 Comments

mannequinforce

mannequinforce says:

Silver Thomson post and a dark grey ultegra crank would finish this nicely.

Posted over 2 years ago

erniebrochill17

erniebrochill17 says:

Agreed. I'll think about it.

Posted over 2 years ago

moose

moose says:

lovely

Posted over 3 years ago

flipzor

flipzor says:

nice find on the frame. that's like the same thing that i want to do when i find a bridgestone frame on my size

Posted over 4 years ago

erniebrochill17

erniebrochill17 says:

I think so as well, though it's not deemed as desirable as everyone wants an RB-1, I feel this is an underrated frameset. Hope you find one my dude!

Posted over 4 years ago

Big_toque

Big_toque says:

I love older steel frames with modern components; this build is no exception. Looks great.

Posted over 4 years ago

erniebrochill17

erniebrochill17 says:

Thanks! I completely agree.

Posted over 4 years ago

pwebb88

pwebb88 says:

really diggin this

Posted over 4 years ago

erniebrochill17

erniebrochill17 says:

Thank you, Sir!

Posted over 4 years ago

jbrosinski

jbrosinski says:

;0

Posted almost 5 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted over 3 years ago