was going to clean up my cross bike but decided to take a few shots
for your cross gallery before I did. I've been meaning to submit
a bike to one of your galleries for a while. It seems appropriate
to submit pics of a bike that's been crossed for this gallery. This
is a great site, thanks for providing it.
is a 1991 Bridgestone RB-T. I love this bike. I have a lot of bikes,
but this is the one that I really have a strange emotional attachment
to. I got the frame set for $80 about 4 years ago. The rear canti
post was bent. A local frame builder brazed on a new post and it
was good as new. The rear triangle has been spread to 135mm (from
126!) and I've also added a bit more tire clearance in the rear.
commuted on this bike, done over nighters on it, and used it as
my snow bike. I have always abused it and I'm always expecting it
to die on me, but it keeps plugging along. It's standard gauge tubing
all around: Ishiwata 22 on the main triangle. It's got mid-trail/racing
geometry and is just a lot of fun to ride. This year I raced cross
for the first time and had a ball. This bike has finally found it's
true calling: it's a great cross bike. I'm running it as a 1x8 with
an XTR 12-32 cassette and a 39t Dura Ace crank set. I'm looking
forward to racing it next year.