Bridgestone RB-1 with SRAM

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mosovich
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by mosovich

I bet that thing rides like a dream...

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kgt
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by kgt

I like it!
I think it would may look better with black stem-seatpost and black stronglight chainrings.

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paulwidds
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by paulwidds

That's a beautiful build. How comfortable was the Thomson seatpost coupled with the steel frame?

I have a Bob Jackson 853 frame coming & am deliberating between the Thomson Masterpiece and a carbon seatpost.

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by CaptainP

paulwidds wrote:That's a beautiful build. How comfortable was the Thomson seatpost coupled with the steel frame?

I have a Bob Jackson 853 frame coming & am deliberating between the Thomson Masterpiece and a carbon seatpost.


I've also got a Bob Jackson, and just changede the seatpost from a FSA SL-K to a Thomson Elite. The difference is minimal and mostly placebo i think. Looking forward to seeing your Bob Jackson build thread

runningDoc
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by runningDoc

paulwidds wrote:That's a beautiful build. How comfortable was the Thomson seatpost coupled with the steel frame?

I have a Bob Jackson 853 frame coming & am deliberating between the Thomson Masterpiece and a carbon seatpost.


^I'm excited to see your Bob Jackson build!

The thomson masterpiece (which was with setback) was a lot more comfortable compared to the thomson elite 0º setback, but that must have been due to a more comfortable fit (because of the setback).

In the end aesthetics won out over my need to save weight - and I went with the cleaner looking/matching with my stem ritchey classic seat post. I did cut it down though - original length was 350mm - I ended up cutting 100mm off to save about 60 grams (MY INNER WEIGHT WEENIE WILL BE DENIED 8) )

I used to be concerned about differences in comfort with carbon seat posts compared to aluminum ones (i used to ride a USE alien seat post). But I think its more of how the seat post fits in relation to your riding position more than actual material used.

speaking about comfort with riding.... about a week ago it was raining a lot here in Brooklyn. I put on the fenders and kept on riding! Fenders make a huge difference when keeping your frame/drivetrain/body clean, but no difference at all with keeping your body dry - I was still soaked through and through after the ride!

post ride pics show a bike that's clean!

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sheldon fender nuts make installing fenders quick and easy (under 5min if you have a bike stand). sheldon fender nuts are brake nuts that are larger (6mm hex size), jut out further, and have a 5mm recessed thread inside - that way you just keep your brake nuts on and add the fender nuts on top of the brake nut/sheldon fender nut (no need to remove brake nuts and readjust the brake alignment):

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(i also did weigh it with fenders for curiosity's sake) it was 18.88lbs. not bad for a steel bike with fenders.

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by nspace

Looks awesome!
IMO looks much better with the matching Ritchey post too.

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by mannequinforce

This is wonderfully built. Bravo.

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by Frankie - B

that is a great looking machine. Promise me one thing though: never ever use the B word again when you are pointing out your shifters ;)
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by Calnago

Nice... glad this thread got dredged up from the past. The RB-1 was a bike I admired during a 1996 trip across the country. My riding partner had one, a white one, and I just never got tired of looking at that thing, with it's clean lines it just looked "proper" and everything was where it should be.
A real classic in it's own right. :thumbup:
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by cooper

Superb. The frame alone is lovely, but the effort put into the update, especially the threadless conversion, makes this build very special indeed.

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Put Shimano 5800 on mine.
What fenders do you use?
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by poursuivant

A lovely build! Very interesting and fun to read about.

I used to ride classic steel bikes (Peugeot ventoux, galibier and colnago super amongst others) and some cool early carbon like the Kestrel 200SCi I had but always found the quill stem so flexy and the front end so noodly that eventually I moved on to modern stuff.

I never considered converting them to 1” threadless as I ride a 62-64cm frame .. but with a carbon 1” fork I might find a way 🤔 thanks for the food for thought!!

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