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.