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  1. #181
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    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    Yes they did. The picture and prices were from an ad from 89'.
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    Just grabbed a Makino keirin frame from that njs webstore.
    It's been raced so it has a few dings and chips, but it should be great for slogging around the local velodrome.
    More pics when it's complete.

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    OK, so I have a Japanese Bridgestone--NOT a Grant Peterson Bridgestone. About the same time as Grant was making his, this one is from probably 95 or so. Bridgestone still makes this bike for the home market, called the RN-7 Neo Cot.

    Pics suck, I know, but check out the integrated lugs that are built into the top tube and down tube. Bridgestone forms their steel tubes for the bike this way, and uses a regular lugged bottom bracket. Nitto bar/stem/seatpost, various Shimano parts, 9 speed. Love this bike.

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    If you guys want, I'll take better pics.
     

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    Want!
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    I always thought those were really cool. More pictures please.
     

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    I'd totally go for one of these, if only because of the hydroformed cro-moly being a cool thing, and there being some relation to the RB-1. Too bad it's not easier to navigate these sites to find how to get one.

    http://www.bscycle.co.jp/en/bridgestonebicycle_thai.pdf

    RATIO &C
     

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    The back story is that I saw it hanging in a japanese bike shop back when I was there in 2000 (air force). Guy wanted what amounted to $420 american at the time. Dura ace hubs laced to Open 4CD wheels, shimano 600 8 speed parts (all of which have been replaced except for the crank and brakes), and the sweet matching Nitto Crystal Fellow seatpost and stem. I had down tube shifters on it for a long, long time (until the internals corroded from sweat from indoor use).

    Current setup is dura ace 9 rear, MicroShift 9 brifters (which work shockingly well). I have a full Chorus gruppo that is sitting unused, but this bike really needs the proper Group-san to make it. I need to start scouring the internet for the appropriate 9 speed parts.

    These pics are from a handful of years ago--before I switched to a garmin head unit. That's my old Cateye Astrale wired unit on there. Yes, it needs some paint. Yes, I rode the sh*t out of it, and it has the marks to prove it. Still love this bike.

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    And some more stuff about the bikes. They seem to now be called the Bridgestone Anchor RNC7:

    Bridgestone Anchor Bicycles

    and are about $1600 for frame/fork. (Anchor? they need some branding assistance).


     

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    In case the pictures don't show it, neither the top tube nor the bottom tube is actually round. In the "bulge forming" the tubes are completely reshaped and ovalized. The top tube is almost diamond shaped at the head tube and flares to the back. The bottom tube is incredibly oval--almost to a point--at the bottom bracket. The geometry is also specific for each bike because they make the fork rake match the head tube angle to get a trail of 57 while keeping the front wheel out a bit for toe overlap. It's a very well thought out bike.
     

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