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BRIDGESTONE Wild West - ¥75,000 (Hana Koganei)

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自転車タイプ: マウンテン
フレームサイズ: 56 cm
車輪の大きさ: 26インチ
自転車フレーム素材: スチール
モデル名/型番: Wild West
状態 : 美品
製造メーカー: BRIDGESTONE
Thank you for viewing. This cherished Bridgestone Wild West is believed to have been manufactured in the early 90s, during the golden era of mountain biking.

I acquired this bike from its original owner with the simple desire to restore it to its former glory, much like I've done with other bikes from the same era that I own. I restored it for my son. However, despite my son's enjoyment of riding it, he prefers the modern indexed shifting over the classic friction shifting that this bike originally had. Regrettably, he received a new bike from his grandparents, prompting us to part with this beloved Bridgestone Wild West. The only reason for not keeping this bike is that I already own other bikes with similar setups, and my wife will simply not allow keeping both bikes, to say the least.
The bike has always been professionally maintained by SEO Cycles Kichijoji Branch, so it is safely adjusted and put together. I only fix my flat tires on the go.

The FRAME
Seat tube length: CT500mm CC485mm
Top tube length: CC560mm
Bridgestone MTB L size and fits both my son (1.57 meters tall) and me (1.83 meters tall) comfortably.

It is a simple horizontal frame with rigid chromoly forks, rarely found these days. This bike epitomizes the essence of what Grant Petersen (Bridgestone Designer back in the day when this bike was made) took to America to create what today is Rivendell Bicycle Works along with its rivals like All City, Surly, etc., and laid the foundation of what the American independent bike crafting industry scene is all about today.

Back in the 90s, this frame was crafted from durable chromoly steel, and its Japanese hand-built lugged frame ensures strength and reliability. The versatile geometry of this Bridgestone Wild West accommodates various riding styles, from commuting to leisurely cruising.

The simplicity of the frame allows for customization like putting drop bars, racks, and slick tires, and using it as a touring bicycle. You could also swap brakes for V brakes. With 21 gears in a 3x7 setup, it's capable of handling diverse terrain. Consider investing in this timeless bicycle today. Its vintage charm and enduring quality make it a worthy companion for your cycling adventures.

The improvements made to this bike are modest yet significant:

NEW saddle
NEW bottom bracket
NEW chain
NEW modern indexed shifters
NEW brake levers
NEW brake cables
NEW shifter cables
and a NEW front derailleur.
These updates breathe new life into the bike while retaining its authentic character with some period-correct components like blue anodized NITTO handlebars and bar ends.

Additional Details:

Brakes: Shimano SLX cantilever brakes
Crank: reliable Shimano SLX crank
Speeds: 21 (7x3) Shimano Deore cassette
Pedals: Sakae gold aluminum pedals
Tires: PANARACER FIRE XC pro tires mounted 26 x 2.1 used only 6 months with plenty of life
Rims: ARAYA 26 x1.5, ready for many more miles of riding, the type that spokes can be repaired and don't need to replace the whole wheel
Hub: SUNSHINE

Step back in time to this thoughtfully restored and gently upgraded MTB; this bicycle is a testament to the enduring spirit of cycling. This bike has the quality only found today in places like BLUE LUG BICYCLE shop or ALT CYCLES shop. I will consider serious offers. Don't miss this chance to own a piece of cycling history. Thank you for taking the time to read all about this bike.

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