WTT: 53cm Bridgestone RB-1 for 62cm Bridgestone RB-1


Peter Moore

I have the below; I'd like a 62cm.

Bridgestone RB-1, 1992 model, 53cm

One of the all time classics of production road bikes. Grant Petersen
(founder of Rivendell Bicycle Works in Walnut Creek, California)
designed and specced this bicycle. It has top quality Ishiwata steel
tubing with lugs; and the tubing and frame itself are made in Japan.
This 1992 model is the last classic "Petersen eclectic" model (the 1993
model had some compromises: it had 8 speed Ultegra STI with Ultegra dual
pivot calipers; this has bar end shifters and a 7 speed cassette, with
Suntour Superbe Pro sidepull calipers and brake levers). This is
basically a showroom condition bike. It's hardly been ridden at all. All
stock except for the saddle and the lack of pedals (came with MKS track
pedals with Binda straps, IIRC); this one's got a used Turbo seat
(instead of the Avocet Racing One) and no pedals at all. I see a lot of
used bicycles, and this is the cleanest, nicest bike I've ever seen. It
appears to have been bought for someone who did not ride it very much,
and seems to have only a hundred or so miles on it.

I will also trade this bicycle for a 62 cm version of the same in
similar condition, or will do a frame to frame trade if anyone is

Specs: 115mm Ritchey Force Nitto made stem (stiff; strong; steel).
TTT handlebar from Italy in a 44cm width.
(Note: I will provide a shorter stem and narrower bars if you request
them; something stylistically suited to the bike).

Biplane fork crown
Suntour Superbe Pro sidepull single pivot calipers with aero brake levers
Shimano 600 Ultegra front, rear derailleurs and 170mm crank with 39-53 rings
Shimano bottom bracket, cup and cone rebuildable
2 Blackburn aluminum bottle cages
Tange Falcon steel headset.
Beautiful red and cream paint; immaculate
Ultegra front hub laced to a Ritchey Force silver rim, with Ritchey
700x28 tire
Shimano 105 rear hub laced to the same rim; same tire; 13-26 cassette.

Upgrades and maintenance done professionally on this bicycle before it
is mailed:
New derailleur cables
New brake cables
Drivetrain adjustment