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    1991 Bridgestone MB-0 (Zip)  

Bridgestone carved out a nice niche by offering nicely built bikes that didn't follow the latest trends.  They picked each part based on function not because it was part of a "gruppo".  Bridgestone also resisted innovations such as suspension forks and push button shifters which endeared them to the Bridgestone Owners Bunch (BOB) which thrives today even though Bridgestone bikes haven't been sold in the USA for more than a decade.  The Zip was the top of the line bike and used a very nice eclectic bunch of parts from many different countries (each represented by their national flag).  This one is number 1498.

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Frame Ritchey Logic  Prestige Cro-Moly
Fork Ritchey Logic Cro-Moly
Rear Shock NA
Rims Ritchey Vantage Comp
Hubs Mavic Paris Gao Dakar
Spokes DT Stainless Steel double butted
Tires Tioga Wonder Dawg
Pedals Suntour Superbe Pro
Crank Mavic
Chain "Z"
Rear Cogs Suntour 7 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket Mavic
Front Derailleur Suntour
Rear Derailleur Suntour XC Pro
Shifters Suntour XC Pro 7 speed index thumb shifters
Handlebars Ritchey Force
Stem Ritchey Force
Headset Ritchey
Brake set Dia Compe 986
Brake levers Dia Compe Advantage 5
Saddle Selle Italia Turbo (special Tusk color)
Seat Post Ritchey
Colors Ivory
Size 54 cm c-t
Serial #   54164

 

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