Vintage reborn - retro modern

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Vintage Bikes

 Check out some of the proud owners who had Dale transformed their vintage stable to retro modern masterpiece. 

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Vintage reborn - retro modern

 Small modification to an old frame transformed this vintage MONDIA Special to a retro modern randonneur.   

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Vintage reborn - retro modern

 Barrel bosses were added to fork blades for the front-rack attachment.

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Vintage reborn - retro modern

 Cantilever studs were added for both front and rear center-pull brake calipers.

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Vintage reborn - retro modern

 Small modification to an old frame transforms a vintage ride to a retro modern bicycle.  

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Vintage reborn - retro modern

A fender mounting boss was added under the seat-stay bridge.

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Vintage reborn - retro modern

  Cantilever studs were added for both front and rear center-pull brake calipers. 

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Vintage reborn - Japanese steel / French porteur

  

By Pavel

French style custom 3-speed porteur, 57x57

Japanese built Tange #2 tubeset, modified by frame builder Dale Saso to take all the bells and whistles (canti 

posts, guides, bosses, fender reinforcements, etc).

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Vintage reborn - retro modern

Cantilever break posts have been added to this Japanese vintage frame along with cable guides, bottle cage bosses, fender bosses, front-rack bosses and fender reinforcements.

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Vintage reborn - retro modern

The rear derailleur hanger and cable guide were added.

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Vintage reborn - retro modern

 The rear fender reinforcement has been added to the seat-stay bridge. 

Vintage reborn - New age

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1991 Otis Guy full restoration by Rumpfy

... The frame was riddled with pin sized dimples and dings. There was a pin hole. The PC job was so shoddy, they didn't even bother to remove the plastic cable guide. Overall, this thing was questionable at best. Obviously it was worth spending the time and money to restore.




by Rumpfy 

MTBR forums https://forums.mtbr.com/

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1991 Otis Guy full restoration by Rumpfy

I took it to my trusted local frame builder Dale Saso for the once over. He extended the steerer on the extra FB'ed OG fork to match the original RC mount Koski. 

Dale did a slight realignment to the frame, filled some of the larger dings, filled the pin hole, chased all the threads (cable guide, rear der, bb). 

He checked for rust and any structural issues and it was given a clean bill of health, though a lot of the pin dimples remained.


by Rumpfy 

MTBR forums https://forums.mtbr.com/

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1991 Otis Guy full restoration by Rumpfy

 The end result was so far above my expectations visually. It is a subtle, classic, early mountain bike through and through. 

 

by Rumpfy 

MTBR forums https://forums.mtbr.com/

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1991 Otis Guy full restoration by Rumpfy

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1991 Otis Guy full restoration by Rumpfy

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Bridgestone RB-1 Protector of the Universe by Tommy Gun

Comment from the original owner

"... Anyway, my friend was having a custom Saso built in Molteni orange and so that is how the paint color came to be (free!). Dale came up with the stylish bridge for the rear canti, and it was the perfect adventure bike. Took me on a lot of gravel roads in CA and 3 months all over France."


by Tommy Gun

http://bikesatan.blogspot.com/

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Bridgestone RB-1 Protector of the Universe by Tommy Gun

Comment from the second owner

"... Over the course of the past few years I've raced this bike in cyclocross events, and generally just enjoyed it's "perfect balance."



by Tommy Gun

http://bikesatan.blogspot.com/

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Bridgestone RB-1 Protector of the Universe by Tommy Gun

Comment by thread reader, Yafro

"As an owner of a 92 MB1, 93 RB2, 93 MB4, and 93 XO1 (in nearly identical orange), a member of the original BOB (Bridgestone Owners Bunch) and former employee of a shop when it sold Bridgetones from 92-94, I can say that this is probably exactly what the intended life of a Bridgestone bike should be. Ridden so much and so loved that it needs to be morphed and modified and resuscitated over and over until it turns back into the iron ore it started as."


by Yafro

http://bikesatan.blogspot.com/