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Zack's 1992 Bridgestone BB-1 Hybrid | by Michael Letour
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Zack's 1992 Bridgestone BB-1 Hybrid

Zack needed a bike, so I bought this 1992 Bridgestone (in sorry shape) from Goodwill for $35. I'd never restored a bike, so I had no idea how much work I had ahead if me. In summary:

1. Cleaned and touched up the paint, removed the luggage rack and painted.

2. New tires and tubes,

3. Installed new shifters, cables and new brake pads

4. Disassembled and greased the hubs and the freewheel

5. Disassembled the crank and replaced the chainrings,

6. Adjusted the front and rear derailleurs

7. Installed new grips

8. Screwed up a lot, and had to do a number of things more than once.


In the end, it runs like a top, I'm in for about $200, and Zack likes the bike a lot. It also weighs about 10lbs less than the "heavy metal" Wal-Mart Schwinns which cost $250.


I even found the original Bridgestone Catalog:


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Taken on September 3, 2012