Pedal Revolution Bike in the Stand: Bridgestone MB-4

Pedal Revolution Bike in the Stand:

This is great example of a converted classic. A Bridgestone MB series converted to a dreamy all-arounder complete with swept back bars, thumb shifters, front and rear Nitto racks, Brooks Sprung saddle. Taking an already versatile bicycle and making it even better is a whole lot of fun. This one is ready for daily duty or a bike tour.

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Here is some info on the Bridegstone MB Series from Sheldon Brown’s Archives:

“Mountain Bikes MB-1…MB-6
MB-4 Ad from March 1991 Mountain Bike Action Bridgestone was one of the first companies to jump on the mountain bike bandwagon in the 1980s, but from a “road” perspective. Early versions of the MB-1 came with drop handlebars and 126 mm dropout spacing!
The predominant style of mountain bikes in the early-mid ’80s was the “California cruiser” geometry inspired by the Schwinn Excelsior “klunkers”, with 44 inch wheel bases, 18 inch or longer chain stays, and frame angles in the high 60 degree range. These bikes were very stable for downhill use on Repack hill, but were not very good climbers. Petersen’s Bridgestones had much steeper frame angles and much shorter chain stays, which made them considerably more maneuverable and nimble than the older designs, and considerably better climbers. In the ’80s this design was considered “radical” but it proved itself on the trail, and was copied by everybody a few years later. This Bridgestone design still is the standard for rigid frame MTBs.”

 

Here is another nice B-Stone from a while back that Pedal Revolution retro-fitted:

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