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    New to blogs but old to bikes.

    Hello to everyone on this site. I hope I can contribute something from my years of experience being a tour guide and a bike mechanic. I am a fan of Bridgestone and Grant Peterson. I was heartbroken assembling Bridgestone's last MTB model, a mid-season release called the MB-S. It had an oversized headset, front shocks, and rapidfire shifters. I was a pig of a bike and the end of an era. Does anyone remember the MB-S? Possibly it was Grant's way of saying "How do you like me now?" He certainly made a point.

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    We have met the enemy...
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    I was never a die-hard Grant Peterson fan, but agreed generally with his basic ideas about a comfortable and well-fitting bike.

    (Probably because I too am 'old to bikes')

    I see the "kids" riding bikes with 10" of drop with frames two sizes too small (IMO) obsessing about "stiffness" and shake my head. I want to yell "get off my lawn" but I restrain myself.

    The best thing--when I'm on my own bike, I feel like a kid again, and nothing bothers me.
    "When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking."

    (Sir) Arthur Conan Doyle. Scientific American, January 18, 1896

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    FYI: This is a message board/forum, not a blog
    My other chainring is a 39...
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    I play for keeps
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    I discovered mountain biking on a Bridgestone. Coming from a road bike I felt super human; the things you could crawl over on a mountain bike!

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    I had a good blog this morning. Man did I feel lighter afterwards.

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    New to blogs but old to bikes.

    I would love to have a rb-1. Great bikes and the catalogues are still great reads.

    Yea I show up on a mid 80's italian steel frame and everyone is on ultra efficient carbon wonder bikes, I just relax and enjoy the ride.

    All the great new stuff is very cool, but alot is just hype IMHO. A well made steel frame is still the standard even after all these years.


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