Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bridgestone MB-3 Xtracycle

I was happy to see a Bridgestone Xtracycle on Burlington city streets. Xtracycles are becoming popular transport options here, often with children in tow. The elongated bike initially captured my attention, but I soon recognized the model as one my husband owns—his main ride. However, this bicycle sports the original metallic finish. And it's in good shape. Sweet.

Curiously, I'm unfamiliar with a sloping top tube, so what gives? With Internet research I discovered that some Bridgestones were constructed with a slight cant—perhaps a precursor to how bikes are designed today. My photo exaggerates this slant, which makes me want to stumble across this bike again and inspect it more closely.

I learn some thing new everyday.

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