Monday, February 20, 2012

1992 Bridgestone BB-1

1992 Bridgestone BB-1 we refurbished here at Bike Boom. If your'e not familiar, Bike Boom is a used bike shop in Davis square, on the border of Cambridge and Somerville , near Boston MA. where we specialize in restoring and refurbishing used and vintage bikes and offer professional bicycle repair services.
This Bridgestone BB-1 is a great example of an affordable and reliable commuter. we get to refurbish a lot of rigid mountain bikes and we try to use the mountain bike platform and adapt it to a commuter city bike. this is achieved by replacing the tires to a smooth and round profile tire and sometimes we change the stem and/or add a riser bar. the BB-1 is unique since Bridgestone designed to be a city bike to begin with. It was meant to be a an all around bike that can do a bit of everything. The model name was only used in 1992 and was called the Bridgestone CB-1 (city bike) up until then. It has a more upright riding position than the famous Bridgestone MB series ( MB-0, MB-1, MB-2, MB-3 etc,). In the 1992 Bridgestone catalog they even mentioned how the BB-1 is similar to the CB-1 and that they still had 4500 units left of the 1991 CB-1 model for a cheaper price. Bridgestone definitely had a different view of the bicycle retail world as nobody else especially today would be that honest with his customers or dealers.  


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