Re: [CR] Info request about Fuji "Special Road Racer" model


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Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 00:44:50 -0400
To: "john hawrylak" <hawrylak@delanet.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] Info request about Fuji "Special Road Racer" model


At 10:08 PM -0400 8/1/01, john hawrylak wrote:
>I bought my neighbor's Fuji "Special Road Racer" bicycle for $30.
>Bike serial number is 'K8KU2028" and is stamped on the lower part of
>the seat tube. The only decals is "Special Road Racer" on the
>downtube and 'FUJI" on the seat tube, along with a Fuji trademark on
>seat tube and Fuji symbol on the forks. My neighbor claims the
>original owner told him the bike was a "S10S" model and the bike was
>bought about 1973 to 1976.
>
>I am interested in knowing the following:
>1. Approximate year of manufacture.

Mid-to-late 1970s

This is a historically important model, the first Japanese bike successfully designed and built for the U.S. market.

See: http://sheldonbrown.com/japan.html#fuji
>2. The frame material, 4130 type tubing or 1010 type tubing.

1010 type, but some years were supposedly butted.
>3. Rim material, Al or steel

Aluminum. These are easy to tell apart: Steel parts are generally shiny chrome, aluminum has a duller finish. You can also check with a magnet; it won't stick to aluminum.

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