Re: [CR] Classic FUJI Bicycle Identification Home

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Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 19:32:25 -0800
From: donald gillies <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Classic FUJI Bicycle Identification Home

I have a 23" 1971 Fuji Finest in pretty rough condition. I think most collectors would call the condition "fair", i.e. rust spots on the chrome, most of the red FUJI's are gone, but everything is there, mostly. Two questions:

1. On ebay I bought a YFC Seamless saddle, but there is no padding under the leather - is this bum-hatchet the original equipment? Ugh!

2. What would you say is the modern equivalent of the tubulars that were originally supplied on this bike ?? Soyo? Panaracer whats?

I found the following parts on this bike to be surprising.

1. The con-denti type of mks unique pedals 2. The 42T solid (no cutout) inner 144 bcd chainring marked SUGINO. 3. The very unusual slotted (giant screwdriver) steel dust caps 4. The Suntour downtube ratchets with the silver barrels. 5. The Nitto Olympiade map-of-japan bars, like GB map-of-britain. 6. The dia compe brakes with bigger DIA COMPE labels and QR cablestops. 7. The mostly-steel Suntour V derailleur, on a high-end japan bike!

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA