Two of my bikes.

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Jimendel

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Dec 23, 2019
15
66
San Diego
About a '73 Tokyo made Bridgestone. Was really rough, but I liked it. Not original- I replaced a bunch of steel parts with aluminum, but the fenders were OE.
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Always liked the look of English 3-speeds. This is kind of a tribute. It's about an '89 World Sport, found at a swap meet. It was a mint condition garage queen with flat original tires. I put the fenders, saddle and bars on it.
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juvela

I live for the CABE
Aug 2, 2014
1,398
Playa del Rey, United States
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Thanks very much for sharing these two fine projects! ;)

Do you have any "as found" images of the Bridgestone you can post?

Happy Holidays :)
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Eric Amlie

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 9, 2010
412
Madison, United States
Quite the granny gear on the as found Bridgestone, or is the chain off the sprocket?
 
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bulldog1935

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 21, 2013
3,864
Bulverde, TX
'77 Raleigh GP with 52/42T rings came with a 14-34t 5-sp freewheel.

I never worked out a gear-inch chart, but it didn't take me long to replace it with a 14-26t.

but I think he was asking about your tiny chainring - with front and rear, that's well under 20 gear-inches.

Here's 23 gear-inches, with 26T granny ring and 30t big rear cog

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Goldenrod

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Mar 14, 2016
810
75
Schaumburg
Great cheap rides. I never got into the mountain bikes.
 

bulldog1935

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 21, 2013
3,864
Bulverde, TX
Through the 50s to today, the Japanese are really influenced by the French.
I agree with them to the point my '57 and '74 Raleigh club racers are also built very French.
Here's a current Cycles Grand Bois Type ER (Randonneur) example
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