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What would G.P. say now about these bikes?

https://georgebike.blogspot.com/2019...-articles.html
He has compared the Bridgestone bikes with modern Rivendell's. I don't remember the specifics but something like a Riv custom is a 20, a run-of-the mill Riv is an 18 and the best Bridgestones were much, much lower.
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He has compared the Bridgestone bikes with modern Rivendell's. I don't remember the specifics but something like a Riv custom is a 20, a run-of-the mill Riv is an 18 and the best Bridgestones were much, much lower.
maybe true, but i'd pick an RB-1 over any of their current whackjob designs in a heartbeat
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What would G.P. say now about these bikes?

https://georgebike.blogspot.com/2019...-articles.html

I've had an RB1, RB2, and multiple Italian bikes, and the Italian bikes are better... I'm sorry. Not to knock the Bridgestones too much; they made solid frames but they were definitely lower rent than the best of what Europe was offering. That said there were eyelets on even the RB-1 but it's not like there was an abundance of clearance there. My 1982 colnago actually has more clearance than my early 90's RB1 did - it just didn't have eyelets. Bridgestone made some nice touring bikes though but lots of nice touring and sport-touring bikes came out of Japan back in the day.
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maybe true, but i'd pick an RB-1 over any of their current whackjob designs in a heartbeat
Exactly, it was a "normal" road bike, you know, for people that ride their bikes on the road for 20+ miles in a sitting.
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He has compared the Bridgestone bikes with modern Rivendell's. I don't remember the specifics but something like a Riv custom is a 20, a run-of-the mill Riv is an 18 and the best Bridgestones were much, much lower.
What do those numbers mean? Is a 20 like the top score? When comparing the Bridgestones RB -1 or 2, it should be compared to something like the Roadeo or since it appears to be discontinued, the Roadini? But the Roadini is tig-welded and has a kind of weird looking seat lug:


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That seat cluster reminds me of the seat clusters that Trek used in the mid 80's.
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That seat cluster reminds me of the seat clusters that Trek used in the mid 80's.
The 80s Trek seat lug seems simpler:

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The 80s Trek seat lug seems simpler:

I think the comparison is to this era:
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What do those numbers mean? Is a 20 like the top score? When comparing the Bridgestones RB -1 or 2, it should be compared to something like the Roadeo or since it appears to be discontinued, the Roadini? But the Roadini is tig-welded and has a kind of weird looking seat lug:

It´s these lugs that make me think of english bikes when i think of Rivendells. RS says there is no influence. Those gothic lugs remind me of Hetchins. I think it looks heavy and unnatractive.
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Pegoready thats exactly the era i was thinking about. I had a Trek 770 with that seat cluster.
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