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'93 Bridgestone Bicycles Sales Manual PDF
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History of Bridgestone Bicycles

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The history of Bridgestone began in the thirties of the last century.


It was founded by a successful entrepreneur Shojiro Ishibashi.


Having launched his first tire in 1930, he got the idea to become the best tire manufacturer in Japan and opened his own company a year later.


The newly created company got its development immediately: already in 1934 a branch of the company was opened in Kurum.


So, in 1962, the first truck tires were produced, and two years later - the first radial tires for passenger cars.


In addition, during these years, the Ishibashi company was engaged in the production of bicycles and began to develop the international market.


The first branch of the company in another country was a plant in Malaysia; in 1967, a plant opened in the United States.

The Japanese company Bridgestone has unveiled a concept for a bicycle wheel with airless tires.


Such tires are produced for a wide variety of equipment and are not afraid of punctures, however, they have some drawbacks, due to which their use is limited.


For example, they have higher rolling friction than traditional pneumatic tires, and tires of this design are poorly adapted to lateral loads.


Because of these drawbacks, resilient airless tires are practically not used in conventional vehicles.


Bridgestone's unveiled airless tire concept is designed to fit onto bicycles.


The wide elastic bands in the tire are made of thermoplastic polymer, and from the appearance of the concept, we can conclude that when installing on a bicycle, you will have to change the entire wheel - the tire involves the use of a disc of a smaller diameter compared to traditional pneumatic tires.