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Bridgestone XO-1 1992 with SRAM Rival

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Bridgestone XO-1 / Size 48cm / 1992

Rithey Logic Curve / No name polished aluminum stem

Bridgestone Atlantis / Cane Creek Classic 100 1" threaded

32 spoke / Shimano RX-100 / Araya RM-17 / Michelin Wild Run'r 1.1 26" 28c

32 spoke / Shimano RX-100 / Araya RM-17 / Michelin Wild Run'r 1.1 26" 28c

SRAM Rival 53/39 / GXP

Avocet Racing 1 Saddle / Zoom Seat Post

Bebop / SRAM


Tektro 530

11-28 SRAM Cassette / 53/39 Chainrings

This is a build up for my wife... so it'll actually have a shorter stem on it, but I had the longer stem on it because I went for a test ride.

she's always wanted a proper road bike that didn't look weird as a small frame to fit her 5'4" stature. with the 48cm frame and 26" wheels she has proper stand over clearance, and no toe overlap.

the 1992 Bridgestone XO-1 was a really weird bike... first off its a road geometry frame designed for 26" wheels. Then compared to the more popular 1993 XO-1 (in pumpkin orange) it has regular caliper brakes instead of cantilevers. Lastly it has braze ons for fenders and racks.

despite the regular brake calipers there is a LOT of tire clearance even to fit a MTB tire. Eventually I'll get another wheelset with MTB mounted to swap over if ever we do some heavier dirt riding, but the 28c tires are adequate for most riding (road/dirt) anyway.

speaking of the tires... the Michelin Wild Run'r 1.1 tires are interesting themselves... 26" 28c road slicks that are around 200g each. awesome specs for a 26" wheel.

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Nicely done!

what's with the stretched out chainstays though?

its a bike with road

its a bike with road geometry but based on 26" wheels. The geometry's still a road bike but the smaller wheels make the chainstays look extra long. That also allows clearance for even some MTB tires if you want to take it off road.

Great build :D That 53

Great build :D That 53 chainring looks pretty big on this bike :D

^ so huge right? but then

^ so huge right? but then you look at the seat tube and the huge gap from the tire and start getting really confused (almost looks like a touring geometry).

I wanted to go with a compact (hell the original stock build uses a compact) but then did some sheldon brown gear calculator inputs and saw that a standard 53/39 works well with road bike applications. One of the complaints of the XO-1 in the original reviews in the early 90's was that the 50/34 crank + 13-28t 7sp cassette and 26" wheels wasn't enough to keep up top end speed.

Its actually pretty common for bike companies that make road/tri bikes with small wheels (650c) to put on a standard 53/39 so you can keep up speed on the high end. Hopefully the standard crank + 10sp 11-28t cassette will be enough for my wife. Only actual riding will tell.

This RULES! Right on!

Right on!

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