Just finished fully rebuilding these 2 90’s Japanese steel classics (check my other listings) Spent months sourcing the parts I wanted including some rare bars (26mm clamp carbon!,) period saddles (Ti Flite) cool stems and clean drive trains. Where needed, brakes, derailleurs, cranksets, etc were disassembled and thoroughly cleaned, and re assembled with fresh grease/lube/loctite. Brand new chain, brand new cables...
They both got about a 20mile shakedown ride yesterday and they're tuned and ready for many miles.
Frame - 1991 Bridgestone RB-1 50cm
Fork - original Ishiwata CroMo
Headset - original Hatta
Wheelset - Ultegra 6800 rear hub/hoop w/bladed spokes : HED Ardennes front w/ bladed spokes , skewers are HED/Bontrager
Tires - vittoria corsa control 28mm (nearly new, less than ~50miles) and brand new Michelin tubes
Front Derailleur - DA 7800 w/ KCNC alloy clamp
Rear Derailleur - DA 7800 w/ avid rollamajig
Chain - Ultegra 10spd
Cassette - DA7800 12-26
Bottom Bracket - DA7700
Crankset - Ultegra 6500 170mm long with 53/39 rings
Stem - 3t Mutant quill 110mm
Bars - nos modolo curvissima kx carbon fiber 420mm wrapped in supacaz supersticky kush
Levers - DA7800 2x10
Seatpost - thomson elite 27.0
Saddle - Black perforated Flite Ti rails
Brakes - DA 7800
*the Look pedals aren’t included but I can throw in some other no name flats if you need, or some older Look road pedals.
Built up with all new cables from Sim Works x Nissen, IRD quick-release DT cable guides, an Arundel Dave-o carbon bottle cage and KCNC cage bolts. The Dura Ace 10spd kit is beautiful and works great. I know there is a cult following for the Grant Petersen (rivendell) era Bridgestones, and especially for the RB-1, but I am still surprised at how nice it rides. Exceeds all expectations I had for it.
As pictured (minus pedals) it weighs in at 18.3lbs! If you really want to mod it out, I've got a 1" carbon fork we could talk about as well though that means a new headset/stem/ likely bars too.
Frame Size - 50
Seat Tube C-C - 482.5mm
Seat Tube C-T - 500mm
Top Tube C-C - 525mm
I'm 5'7" and have it set up for fast riding, it's perfect for me but I like slightly small(er) frames.
the Wheeler I also just built and is available in my other ad.
thanks for looking/reading, hit me up with any q's!
Item Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shipping available? Yes
Local pickup available? Yes
Returns accepted? No