Tuesday, April 17, 2012
1993 Bridgestone NB-26 comfort bike
1993 Bridgestone NB-26 comfort bike 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 bicycles and offer professional bicycle repair services.
Don't bother, you will not find the 1993 Bridgestone NB-26 in the 1993 Bridgestone catalogue. According to a Bridgestone fan bike forum here and here it was a simple, entry level city comfort bike which was added to the Bridgestone line up in the middle of the year, hence not showing on the yearly catalogue.
In the first link, scroll all the way down, one of the writers describes a conversation about the meaning of "NB" with Grant Peterson, the man behind the brand, as the "New Bike" or the "No Brainer" as it had indexed shifters which were not common on bridgestones at that time.