|Bridgestone road bikes???||bm|
Aug 15, 2001 6:00 PM
|I'm looking for a cheap, simple road bike and I came across someone selling a Bridgestone. I don't think I've ever heard of it. Could someone give me advice and tell me whether or not these are good bikes? I think the model is a "Mile 112" and he's asking 100 bucks for it.|
|re: Bridgestone road bikes???||Birddog|
Aug 15, 2001 7:00 PM
|I've never heard of that model, but RB1's and RB2's are fine road bikes, and enjoy a bit of a cult following. I wouldn't hesitate buying either of those if you scored one for a good price.|
|re: Bridgestone road bikes???||jennyzue|
Aug 16, 2001 6:46 AM
|Ditto. Bridgestone went out of the bike business in the U.S. sometime in the 1990s mainly b/c of bad marketing. I have a 1989 RB-1 racing bike ($800 when I bought it, which seemed like a lot then), which has many, many miles on it and has always been a great ride. I actually prefer it to my much newer Trek with the carbon fiber frame. I'm not familiar with the particular Bridgestone model you mention, though.|
|If it fits, I'd snap it up at that price||cory|
Aug 16, 2001 7:08 AM
|Ditto pretty much what everybody else said. I still have some Bstones in the family (three mountain bikes and my wife's roadie). They were good value for the money, worked fine, and I was sorry when Bridgestone left the U.S. market (Grant Peterson, the product manager, later founded Rivendell, and that's the coolest company in the business).
I remember seeing the Mile 112 in a catalog but don't remember any details. I THINK (but I'm not sure) it was a high-end "century" kind of sport-racer. Grant favors traditional geometry and comfort over extreme angles and racer stuff. If you check the components, that would be a guide. Don't be scared off by Suntour--it worked well and I still have all the original components except I upgraded my wife's friction-shift 6-speed MB-2 to 7-speed indexed.