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Bridgestone T700 Warhorse (1986)

Bike tags: 1986 | bridgestone | halfstep | T700 | Touring
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1986 Bridgestone T700 - 4130 CroMo Triple butted, 25"

Cinelli bar and stem

Fork is 4130 CroMo / Headset Suntour Superbe Pro

Sansin RE-40S (sealed) GyroMaster with Araya 16A 36 spoke, 27x1 1/4

Sansin RE-40S (sealed) GyroMaster with Araya 16A 40 spoke, 27x1 1/4

Crank is Sugino LP triple 50/44/28 with Suntour XC Pro bb

Selle Italia Turbo Matic / SR CRE-101 post

Sedisport chain

Suntour Sprint Power Shifters / Deore XT front / Suntour XC Pro rear

DiaCompe 986 canti / DiaCompe Aero

12/34 Freewheel (custom built for true 1/2 step gearing)

Suspension is for weenies

This is my Warhorse. It's been all over the world and has over 50,000 miles on it. Can't say how many chainrings or freewheel cogs I've replaced. The left crank arm has over 1/8th inch wear from just shoe/strap contact and the bottom bottle cage has a cut worn in it from the front derailler cable. The one thing (besides the wife) that I would never even consider getting rid of.

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wow that thing is loaded!

wow that thing is loaded!

cool bike, now how do you like the Turbomatic Saddle??

Turbomatic

I've run this saddle since it was new; close to 20 years.. I love the ride, plus the edges don't get torn up when you go down.

teeth

yikes....looks like you need to replace that chainring!

Yeah, ain't that the truth.

Yeah, ain't that the truth. When you run a lot of miles and have half-step gearing, you tend to wear the large chainring substantially. If you look at it, you'll actually see where in the rotation I make my shifts. I think I'm going on the 4th set and couldn't tell you how many freewheels I've replaced the cogs on.

Man O Man So Nice

I hope my 520 is as good to me
Then this bike has been to you.

Toured

Are those spare spokes on the top side of the rear chain stay? Pretty awesome frame feature.

Hang that chain ring on your wall, like a trophy. A prize for endurance.

The twin spokes are mounted

The twin spokes are mounted on the top of the chainstay as a protector as you stated and they are of the correct length to be used with the wheels. The teeth on the chainrings always wear most in the two areas where I find I shift most often of course, almost 180 degrees apart.



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