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Bridgestone Comp MB-1Single Speed Project
isn't really a new "version" per se, but the saddle was
replaced out of need, and it is now on the third fork and a new
headset - split the first two up in the threads, but I tend to blame
the no-name OEM stem, which may have been slightly under spec, in
terms of diameter. I was happy though, as it gave me a chance to
use the hecho en Petaluma Salsa cromoly mtb stem that had been languishing
in the parts bin.
had just cleaned up the MB1 in preparation for a
ride up in Annadel S.P., and it looked so spotless that I had
to show it off a little. Plus, the cymbidiums were hitting on just
about all cylinders, so that made a nice backdrop.
a 36:16, which seems to work most of the time, until it totally
and suddenly doesn't. Seems to be some issue with the engine, but
no one seems to have the parts for it... But, it remains a siimple,
light & snappy ride - makes it very difficult to get back on
a geared, soft-nosed, big tubed bicycle.