Bikewright Workshop Project-1986 Bridgestone MB-1 || The Starting Point

I figured since I have been reading other people's blogs for the last year, and having a restoration project would be a good place as any for me to start a blog. After restoring my 1996 Bontrager Privateer Comp last year it sparked an interest in restoring retro bikes. I think am more about keeping the spirit of the bike than keeping it original. The Bontrager is my everyday rider, so I am also into riding the bicycles than just keeping them in the garage and bring them out on a nice sunny day and looking at them.

1986 MB-1 as found

I received the MB-1 as a Father's Day gift from my wife. A friend of mine bought this Bridgestone from a bike shop off of Forest Hill Ave. in Richmond VA. back in 1986. I didn't know until last year that he had the bike. The Bridgestone is all original other than the rear 5 speed freehub the rings on the crank and the tires. So I think for the time being the bike will stay original.

The MB-1 has been in a tool shed for years but had been ridden a lot. 

It amazing that Bridgestone has such a cult following. This is my first Bridgestone and I am looking forward to being part of this following. This blog series will not only be my way to record the process of this restoration but I hope to inspire others to bring life back into these old rides whether it is all original or reinterpreted.  

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