is an updated version of this bicycle - Click Here to view Version
is the 1988 Bridgestone MB3 I purchased brand new from the Spokesman
in Santa Cruz back in '88. Going on 18 years of solid service. Not
sure if gallery worthy, but will let you be the filter. Just converted
to SS about the time you started this site/ using parts bin crankset
and plastic spacers on a Deore hub. This is my weekend playtime
ride for exploring singletrack with other grownups or pulling my
kindergarden-aged daughter along bike path or to the playground
on trailabike, depending on the kitchen pass I am cashing in.
makes for easier climbing-recently moved to a 33x18 which let me
remove the tensioner. original parts include the Ritchey Force stem
and the rear shimano cantis-all else has been replaced a few times
over. Newer parts-Ritchey DH bars, Brooks Pro saddle, big Kona platform
pedals(my favorite part), Surly tensioner(now gone), truvative 33t
luftalarm BMX crankset(added after photo), ritchey logic headset,
Rockshox quadra circa 1993-was installed in 93then broke it on a
rock, rockshox sent a new one but it took me 10 years to get around
to putting it back on. maybe not purist singlespeed to have the
shock, but it adds a lot of comfort on the descent and I believe
this model was actually offered on the 94 mb3.
scratches dings dents by original owner. going SS has added great
new dimension to my enjoyment of mountain biking
for the site.