Unicorn 1993 Bridgestone RB-1, 56cm, 30 Year Old Time Capsule, Ridden once!

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This is a true unicorn bike. Second to last production year Bridgestone RB-1. Single owner, purchased new in 1994 and…..ridden once! The catalog officially calls this the RB-1/7, and it matches the spec to a T; only the stem was changed out for fit purposes, but the original Ritchey stem will be included.

56 frame size (Center to Top). Color: Red/White
[Top Tube 56.5cm, 31.6in Standover]

Original 1993 MSRP Value: $1,250.00......Equivalent to $2,600.00 today. Asking price is based on rarity of this bike and its nearly immaculate condition. You simply will not find a complete catalog spec RB-1 in this condition anywhere else! A true needle in a haystack! Take a look at all the photos, including digital scans from the 1993 Bridgestone catalog.

Frame: Ishiwata CrMo; 019E, 022E, 024E
Fork: Ishiwata 019E, CrMo cast crown
Headset: Tange Falcon
Stem (on bike): Mavic 360, 100mm
Stem (off bike): Ritchey Force Road, 120mm (not shown on bike but included)
Handlebar: Nitto modified No.165, deep drop
Grips: White plastic padded tape
Brake Levers: Suntour Superbe Pro
Shift Levers: Shimano Ultegra bar-end
Brake Calipers: Suntour Superbe Pro
Wheelset: Ritchey Vantage Comp rims laced to Shimano Ultegra front, 105 rear, Wheelsmith 14/15 butted spokes, 32H
Tires: Ritchey Road Force-K 700x28
Cassette: Ultegra 7-speed 13-14-15-17-19-21-23
Chain: Shimano Hyperglide
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra; 53x40
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Ultegra
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Seatpost: Kalloy SP-248; 220mm
Saddle: Avocet Racing 1, leather
Pedals: MKS Sylvan track; alloy + Christophe Toe Clips & MKS Leather Straps

I ship via UPS Ground with insurance coverage = to bike selling price.
Listed on: March 1, 2023
Listed in: Bikes
Category: Road
Brand: Bridgestone
Size: 56 cm
Serial Number: H221717 (clean, no stolen bike results found)
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Item Location: Madison, WI
Shipping available? Yes
Local pickup available? Yes
Returns accepted? No
Location: Madison, WI


br0qn May 15, 2023 8:48am PDT Reply

must have been something to walk into a bike shop and see it filled with bikes like this.


rob May 16, 2023 11:53am PDT

I literally built a few of these while working at Start to Finish in SF in 1993! They didn't sell very well vs the OCLVs that were introduced the same year! Times were changing fast and these bikes already seemed retro.

rob March 1, 2023 10:11pm PDT Reply


br0qn May 18, 2023 5:46pm PDT

I love the line at the end of the '91 ad that goes "you can ride a modern stylish bike with modern yadayada or you can ride a bike that can't go out of style next year because it isn't in style this year"

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