Bridgestone RB-T Released

The Bridgestone RB-T that I had posted about a while back is finally completed and in use by ha happy new owner.  In reality this bike did not need much more than a cleaning, new cables, tires, fenders and an old loved Brooks saddle.

I am really happy with the way this one turned out, and the new owner is stoked.  The request was fo ra road bike that is still quick and fun to ride, yet could manage a medium load of groceries etc.  This bike popped up, in near NOS condition and fit the bill.  We had the rack, saddle and tires on hand.  The fenders are the new SKS Longboards.  THey were as easy as any SKS fender to set up, and have much better coverage than the standard fender offerings.  The drive train is all original, near pristine and even the shifting still indexes perfectly.

One thing this bike still had, but is seldom seen are the SR / Sakae pedals:

Smooth spinning, wide enough for smaller feet and easy to service if needed.  I really love the old Sakae pedals, but they are from an era that has passed. 

This bike will be seeing a lot of use hopefully.

 

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5 Responses to Bridgestone RB-T Released

  1. Andy says:

    Nice bike! I recently found one in nearly mint, original condition and I’m planning to use it as my commuter bike. I’m curious to know what type of rack you installed on there. I have noticed that the RB-T is lacking any connection points on the seat-stays.

    • Rob says:

      Congratulations on your score. The owner of this bike is a friend, and absolutely loves this bike. The rack is a cheapo Blackburn MTN rack that I had in the parts pile from an older bike. We set it up with wrap around conduit clamps at the top. It works fine for her as an every day commuter/grocery hauler. If you are planning for touring loads I would look into something like an Old Man Mountain RedRock. I have used one on another bike and it is pretty bomber, with the upper connection to the brake bolt studs.

  2. Andy says:

    Thanks for the information. I’m going to look into the Old Man Mountain racks since I plan to do some touring as well as commuting with the bike.

  3. Jonny says:

    Hi, Rob. I just ran across one of these, and I am going to build it up. Do you know what year it is? I am trying to find the components (as many are missing). I can’t tell if it’s a 1992 from the catalogue. Thanks. Jonny

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