Re: [CR]dating Bridgestone

(Example: Racing:Jean Robic)

Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 10:24:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]dating Bridgestone
To: WesOishi@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <38e.6821b9b.31e522ba@aol.com>


If I have the story right, Bridgestone inspired Rivendell, rather than the other way around. I believe Rivendell was founded by Grant and other former US employees of Bridgestone, after Bridgestone cut back or eliminated their bicycle operations in the US. It may have been, however, that Grant and other US employees had a big role in the design of the RB-1 while they were still with Bridgestone.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

WesOishi@aol.com wrote: Folks,

Can someone tell me when my Bridgestone "Sirrius" was made? Was it Rivendell inspired, like the RB-1? Or did Rivendell have anything to do with the RB-1? I got it when Ralph Carnevale closed his shop in CA.

Also, what was the idea behind the "Vetta Box"? Besides pissing off the current cat 5 racer types, this 12" x 8" plastic box that goes on my rear rack seems to have limited use. Besides, they crack really easily.

Wes Oishi
Los Angeles