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Bridgestone RB-1 synergy

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Bridgestone RB-1 synergy - Ishiwata quad-butted steel - 53cm

3ttt Ergo Bars - 42cm // Italmanubri Racing stem/Soma bar tape

Chrome steel fork // 105 threaded headset

Campagnolo Record Hub // DT Double Butted spokes // FIR Sirius Tubular rims

Campagnolo Record Hub // DT Double Butted spokes // FIR Sirius Tubular rims

Campagnolo Strada Crankset 170mm 42x48 // Camapanolo Record square taper BB

Ariake Jaguar II - NJS certified // Kore seatpost

Campagnolo Record Strada // SRAM 891

Campagnolo Veloce 9spd shifters // Chorus Double Front/Centaur Rear

IRD B-49 calipers // Campagnolo Veloce Brifters

9spd Campagnolo Record cassette // 42x48 in 144bcd

Found the frame in our garage after someone moved out from renting the house.
Final iteration... for now. I can never seem to have the same build for more than a year or two, but we'll see. This bike rides awesome for now and is a great commuter.

People who friended this bike jellyfish, Nate2351, dectangle, fltx.98, spugrek, van, Stelvio, rburnham13, per.k

This is where my Centurion

This is where my Centurion build is headed: flat bar, single chaineing. Cool bike, the paint is perfect.

Sweet. I'm sure if you build

Sweet. I'm sure if you build it up and get it going, it'll be a great ride.

I really like the paint too. It's very damaged, tons of chips and scratches with lots of rust in those spots, even 2 very small dents on the top tube. Adds a great pantina though, I'm going to leave the original paint

Bridgestone RB-1

"no name fork"?? This frameset/fork is one of the most sought after Bridgestones made. Arguably one of the winningest frames in amateur racing. Check out the specs and history on it.

Yeah I have actually. I had

Yeah I have actually. I had already been reading about higher-end Bridgestones and have known quite a lot about them, including some of Grant Peterson's techniques and history. I was excited to build this frame up after I had ridden the MB-0/MB-zip we had in our shop for a bit, both are amazingly light and responsive frames.

The fork is a fork I got from my shop, I said it was "No-name" because it has no markings of a manufacturer. I believe it's a Kinesis Road-D fork based on the exact shape and material it shares with the Kinesis Road-D fork I previously owned.

It is a very sought after frame and I was very surprised to find it for free, let alone find one in my size. Maybe I should have built it up per the 1991 Bridgestone catalogue, but I like how I've built it up and it rides great. Maybe one day it will be built up correctly, we'll see...

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