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Bridgestone RB-1 1993 "Superbe Edition"

Last year I picked up a neglected and resprayed RB-1 frameset with a gorgeous biplane fork for a decent price. Over the pandemic, I collected parts I thought made sense - not following the specs but trying to adhere to the philosophy that made these bikes workhorse racers back in the day. I finally built it up, applied new decals, ran cables, taped up the bars and went for a longish ride with my buddy today. Still lots to tweak but man, did it ever feel good to ride this thing. There is something about Ishiwata tubing that feels different from other steel, if that makes sense to any of you out there... just a feeling though.

Frame:
57.5cm Bridgestone RB-1 1993 Ishiwata

Fork/Headset:
Bridgestone RB-1 biplane fork/Chris King 2Nut Sotto Voce

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Suntour Superbe Pro 170mm/Suntour Superbe

Pedals:
Suntour XC Comp

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Superbe Pro 2x8/KMG

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Suntour Superbe Pro/Shimano barcons

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto Noodle 46cm/Ritchey Force/Nitto 100mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Flite Titanium 1990/Nitto S65

Brakes:
Suntour Superbe Pro hidden spring version/generic aero levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic CXP11/Shimano RSX/Panaracer Gravel King 700C-28

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic CXP11/Shimano RSX/Panaracer Gravel King 700C-28

More Info:
Still looking for NOS SSP Aero levers, and want to replace the wheelset with something lighter eventually.

Added by jerckx. Last updated over 1 year ago.

5 Comments

jerckx

jerckx says:

Currently for sale

Posted 5 months ago

jbaillie

jbaillie says:

This looks amazing! Love seeing these frames restored to their glory.

Posted over 1 year ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted over 1 year ago

FelixtheAlleycat

FelixtheAlleycat says:

sweet!

Posted over 1 year ago

sali90039

sali90039 says:

very good
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Posted over 1 year ago