Bridgestone RB-T had a bit of an identity crisis. I bought the "Bontrager"
from the owner of the LBS. "It was his bike and too nice for him
to sell"....for the first week, anyway.....It had Bontrager decals.
It had always had the remnants of RB-T on the seat tube and I even
emailed Bontrager to verify the model. He wrote back with "That
sounds about right". I had no reason to doubt that it was a Bontrager.
It was my first "real" bike. He had upgraded to 7 speed STI and
there was a real mix of parts. Including a Bontrager dirt drop stem.
I had the bike for about 5 years when I decided to clean it up.
I had acquired several other bikes and it had become a bit of a
beater. I started peeling the decals and noticed that the glue residue
on the top tube said Synergy and the down tube said Bridgestone.
After help from the I-BOB list I figured it to be a 91 model. Now
with new paint, Cane Creek levers, Canti-brakes, 7 speed SunTour
friction shifters and Nitto stem its almost "finished". Still needs
fenders, racks, head lamp, and bags. The headbadge was hand cut
by Mike Flannigan of ANT Cycles.
my "go slow and take in the scenery bike".
first I thought I got took. I paid $400 for it. Now I think I've