Dan and His ’91 Bridgestone XO-1 Feb 23, 2011

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Dan commutes on a rather rare bird. For those of you who weren’t aware, Grant Peterson, of Rivendell, used to design bicycles for Bridgestone. His most famous models were the RB-1 and XO-1 frame. In 1993, the XO-1s sported a burnt orange color and could fit either 26″ or 700c wheels. They became the essential touring bikes of choice for many and have accumulated a rather cult-like following. Dan’s Bridgestone is a 1991 and was the only XO-1 to ever come with standard calipers, not cantis and it was designed for 26″ wheels, not 650b or 700c. This was also the only year that the XO-1 came in a purple or “tusk” paint color.

Bottom line is, Dan’s got an awesome commuter and you can check out more photos below.

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We bumped into Dan last Saturday as he was on his way to work at Royal Blue Deli.

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He packs his Cyclepro panniers with everything he needs and trucks through the east side to downtown daily.

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Another rad factoid about this bike is that it was built up in 1991 here in Austin at Bicycle Sport Shop.

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When I asked Dan what the favorite things were on the bike, he mentioned that he liked the non-drive side “STONE” on the downtube.

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And his well used Flite.

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Dan, you’ve got yourself one well-loved bicycle. Thanks for stopping and saying hi!

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