Mark's 1985 Bridgestone T500 Gallery
This is the project that got it all started. We transferred the Suntour Spirit running gear from his Alan Super Record, and added a few modern touches. Peeking through the stainless Velo Orange fenders are tubeless Compass Bon Jon pass tires, Velocity Cliffhanger rims (one year later, no blowouts or burps to speak of) and a modern set of Shimano Cassette Hubs. The bike was originally 27x1-1/4" instead of 700c, so we had to get a bit creative with the brake setup. Since our photoshoot midway through last summer, Mark has added quite a few personal touches, but this is the bike as we completed it. Bear in mind, we had no intention of posting these pictures anywhere when we took them, so quality might be a bit inconsistent.