I came home with this bike tonight. A friend that knows i mess with bikes brought it over to show me. I have been riding a Fuji hybrid for the last few years, and have been toying with the idea of getting a road bike to mix in for my rides, so i was happy to see this.
Here are the specs i wrote down before putting it away,,, i really wanted to tear right into cleaning it up.
Fuji S10-S. Decal at the top of the seat tube says "Fuji Double Butted Hi-Tension Tubing 881." It has the Fuji stickers on each fork leg.
Serial # on bottom of BB - 77B04602
Chain rings - Sugino 52 Japan and Sugino 42 Japan
Cranks -Cast on outside "Fiji". On inside "Forged 171 Japan G-2"
Rims - Ujai 27x1 1/4 w/o LA
Hubs front and rear - Sunshine Gyromaster Japan 2 77
Tires, doubt that these are original - Schwinn S6 or K2 Rim 27x1 1/4
Quick release levers - Sunshine
RD - Suntour Vx
FD - Suntour SL
Shift levers - Suntour Power
Dropouts - Suntour GT
Brakes - Dia-Compe
OK, i have wanted a road bike, so this will be a cheap way for me to try one out i think. I paid 10.00 for this. My questions are - what kind of bike is this? Is it decent enough to warrant a complete disassembly to clean and polish up? Half of the cables are frozen. It sure feels light compared to my hybrid with my pack on it. The tires are low, but are holding air.
The bars and shift levers cannot be the original ones, they look like they came off some cheap mtb. Can anyone tell me what type of bars and levers were original to this bike? I like to keep things stock, so i would like to get back as close to original.
Same goes for the seat - what type was original to the bike, although if i keep it to ride and i like it, i will be buying my third Brooks.
And finally the head badge. The red paint is coming off. This is a metal badge rivited to the bike. Any ideas of how to restore this? I suppose it could just be painted, but it seems like it was some type of red plastic sort of material in there.
Thats it for now. I regret that i will be out of town tomorrow, as i am just itching to get to work on this one. Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated. TIA