is my Taiwanese TIG-ed 1991 Bridgestone CB-1. Heavy, plain-gauge
tubing with an eclectic mix of Shimano Deore XT vintages.
cranks with Profile large and granny rings, and a Biopace steel
middle, on a UN72 BB.
M739 shifter-levers and V-brakes, the last Shimano V-brakes that
looked good, I thought.
MM737 front derailleur and M739 rear.
The rims are Ritchey Vantage Experts laced to DX/LX hubs - the set
came off an MB-3.
The 26.2 Kalloy post was a tough find, and the most beautiful part
to grace this bicycle is the Brooks Team Professional S in honey,
with copper rails that I got from an iBOB. Thanks dude.
The flat CODA bar came off my 1995 GT Avalanche, and the Onzas were
scored from the internet back in 1998.
The Taiwanese Beto rack is not very elegant, but I use it to fetch
boxes of BOBish parts from the post office, and also to ferry my
better half around, when she's not riding this bicycle herself (the
perfect excuse for the Brooks Pro S). It's
the cheapest heavy duty rack I could find here.
bicycle was given to me by a friend before he left for an organ
building apprenticeship in England. I took it apart, cleaned it
up, and have been replacing all the worn and less BOBish parts with
nicer ones ever since. It
is the perfect companion to my "faster bike" Zip at Number
next upgrade will be the M730 and Araya RM395 wheelset, Jitensha-Nitto
flat bar, a Technomic Deluxe and a fluted silver seatpost.
of the pictures shows "Chofu", the bull terrier who looks after
In another picture you can see the high rise apartments so typical
of Singaporean living.
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