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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!















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 ( and YouTube are remarkable. If you have questions it’s almost a guarantee someone else had the exact same issue.

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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