View Full Version : FS ::: Bridgestone MB-2, mountain-bike dropbar conversion - MINT

10-24-2017, 12:54 PM
Great mountain-bike dropbar conversion.
I'm original owner of the all-steel, Dutch blue frameset that sat inside unused for 20 years.
Custom wheels, new.
Barely used since recent build, with a mere 16 miles on the odometer.

For now, though, what do I love best about this bike? Memories (see backstory below).

Detailed geometry and parts info below the photo.

Bridgestone MB-2 (1990) = $700.
Please note that the price does not include shipping from the Hudson Valley, but it does include bike-shop professional packaging.

For more photos of this Bridgestone MB-2, look here... (https://photos.app.goo.gl/UfguFJ9WIlQgMKUY2)

Dave, who hopes this bicycle finds a good home


Seat tube (c-t) = 49.0 cm
Top tube = 57.5 cm
Head tube = 85 mm
Chainstay = 42.5 cm
Standover height = 74.2 cm
Head tube angle = 72.0°
Seat tube angle = 73.5°

Fork = Bridgestone steel
Headset = Shimano Deore XT, 1-inch threaded
Stem = Salsa P10, 100/143°
Handlebars = Nitto Dirt Drop, 45mm at hooks, 52mm at ends
Bottom Bracket = Shimano UN-55, 113mm
Cranks = Suntour XC Pro, 170mm
Chainrings = Sakae Platinum, 48/34
Chain = Wippermann Teflon, blue
Pedals = Shimano M-520 SPD
Cassette = Shimano Deore XT (770), 9-speed, 11x34
Front Derailleur = FSA Energy Compact
Rear Derailleur = Shimano Deore LX (581), 9-speed
Shifters = Shimano Dura-Ace (7700) bar-end, 9-speed
Brakes = Shimano CX-70
Brake Levers = TRP RRL-SR
Saddle = Brooks B.17 Standard, honey
Seatpost = Suntour XC Pro, 27.2mm
Wheels = Shimano 105 (5700)/Mavic X717
Tires = Schwalbe Marathon Supreme, 26x1.6

*** Memories? It's my first Bridgestone, bought in 1990 when I was getting back into cycling through mountain biking. But I basically used only my Trek off-road, and first babied this MB-2 and then made it an urban drop-bar road bike used once in a while when I lived in Brooklyn in the 1990s. Then I disassembled the bike, thinking of an upgrade. Instead, the bare frame and fork sat inside, unused for over 20 years. Gawd, I still find the color beautiful.

This bike is one of several I'm selling.
You can see more at this thread: "I have 24 bicycles (http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=212359)"

10-24-2017, 01:26 PM
I'm rebuilding an old MB-3 in this fashion, but wish it was this color!

10-29-2017, 11:34 AM
Bump on a rainy Sunday.

11-12-2017, 10:53 AM
Sunday morning, and consider this...