[CR]Question about early Fuji bicycle

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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Question about early Fuji bicycle
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 12:27:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: gillies@ece.ubc.ca (donald gillies)

I have similar bike to your frame, a 1971 Fuji Finest, in "midnight blue" (dark navy) I believe. The paint scheme is : chromed fork tips and rear ends, lugs, and seatstay caps. There are chromed panels on the downtube and seat tube, where it says 'FUJI'. The fork blades are very unusual round blades, with a racing decal very much like the very last reynolds 531 'shield-type' of fork decals. My frame size is 23". Email me for pix or if you'd like to modify the graphics on your frame or compare geometry / wheelbase.

Fuji used to put the model name on the top tube (like raleigh and motobecane) but i don't think mine says anything.

Parts are : old Dia-Compe centerpulls, steel suntour V / spirt derailleurs, Mighty cranks, mks unique steel pedals with true sawtooth profile, Sunshine 8-trapezoid high-flange hubs, ukai tubulars (!), nitto olympiade bars and nitto stem, unusual suntour ratcheting clamp-on downtube shiters with silver (not black) barrels. I think it needs a plastic Fujita saddle but I couldn't find one so I got a blue person's majestic (=Brooks Pro) saddle from http://www.permaco.com with brass rails to match the paint scheme ...

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA