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Bridgestone Project: The Reveal

February 10, 2012

I milked the project for as long as I could, but all good things must come to an end. A friend asked me, “why bother spending all this effort on this bike. It doesn’t take much to set off on a short bike tour. A borrowed bike, a backpack, and a sleeping bag is all you need.” I explained to her that there is a great sense of satisfaction and understanding you gain from a project like this. The eventual bike trips that will come are just byproducts to the journey of the build.

Despite this, I still look toward to actual journeys and rides I will experience on my newly converted Bridgestone 400 road touring bike. In case you forgot what the Before looked like here is the link.

Here’s the makeover. Enjoy!

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I’m very pleased and satisfied with what I made. If you haven’t attempted something like this before, I highly encourage it. You’ll be amazed by how simple everything really works. If you’re still unsure you can enlist the help of a mechanically inclined friend or local bike co-op. The Internet (bikeforums.net) and YouTube are remarkable. If you have questions it’s almost a guarantee someone else had the exact same issue.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 10, 2012 8:17 am

    Wow! Nice! Now, where will it’s first ride be?!

    • February 10, 2012 9:50 am

      Thanks! I’m planning the first official ride for Vasa but will go on some runs around town before then to work out any kinks.

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