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Old 01-23-09, 06:29 PM   #1
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fuji feather track bike

Bought this via craigslist, seller rode it in japan. I don't think these were available for u.s. consumption.
Any info welcomed. what does the sidi decal mean? Forgot to get the headbadge pic, it's a feather...









sorry for the blurriness of some of the pics. Also, it's fresh out of the box, I haven't done anything to it yet. Came w/ tubular wheels, front shimano, rear suntour. I will probably run newer clinchers on it for commuting practicality. I have a nice suntour superbe seatpost for it, any suggestions for saddle, stem, bars?
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for commuting I would put a japanese post like SR royal (nice stems too), or an aero SR or a sugino SP-H post. Bars... SR royal as nice or anything nitto..

The SIDI sticker was likely applied by a past owner. they make shoes.
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If this frame was ridden in a team, perhaps Sidi was a sponsor of it.
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If this holds true, it's a 1976 frame:http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-342711.html
my serial # is 76G50187.
Was Sidi around then?
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If this holds true, it's a 1976 frame:http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-342711.html
my serial # is 76G50187.
Was Sidi around then?
"A cyclist from the age of 15, Dino Signori founded SIDI (the company takes its name from his initials) in 1960. In the beginning SIDI was a craftsman’s workshop manufacturing mountain sports footwear, but the company gradually dropped these lines to follow Dino’s passion for two-wheeled sports. Now in its fifth decade, the SIDI tradition continues under the direction of the Signori family. "
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How about a Kashimax saddle. Nitto stem and bar to keep this bike real Japanese looking.
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I don't know the saddle, but the Nitto's sound very nice. If anyone in the USA is looking for such - Harris Cyclery has them (no - don't work there).

Do post photos of this build. We LOVE photos!
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Found a used nitto stem this past weekend, it polished up nicely. I'm leaning towards nitto bullhorns for practicality. I have an old bianchi track bike w/ steel cinelli track drops, it looks beautiful but the bars aren't comfortable after 10 miles of riding or so. As for the saddle, I have a 90s? fuji race saddle w/ cool fuji emblams embroidered on it, I will probably use that until I find a more suitable period saddle.
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I second the Nitto bullhorns, I installed some on my Fuji back home and they are way more comfortable than dropbars.
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Got it up and running. Put some cheapo track wheels on it for now, going to build the o/g hubs (front dura ace, rear suntour superbe pro) into clinchers next month or so. This will be a commuter so I put clipless pedals on it.
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I'd be scared to have that saddle out in the rain -- but the build looks great. I really like the headbadge, good stuff.
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That's a cool saddle - but it seems out of place on that bicycle.
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christmas colors? no thank you. nice looking bike though
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yes a period saddle would be more suiting, I'm open for donations! Right now I'm saving $ for the wheel build though...
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I decided on bullhorns to make my commuting more comfortable:




Also, a few questions - why is my rear caliper "reversed":

The mounting bolt is the correct length for rear calipers. Did someone use a front caliper w/ a rear bolt, or did they make some calipers reversed back-in-the-day?

Also, when I put my front wheel in one way, it is centered at the top:

but when I flip the wheel around, it is offset to one side a few millimeters. Is this a hub/axle problem, or a front fork problem. Should I just not worry about it as long as I ride it in the "centered" position?
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Well I think I answered the wheel/fork question. I took the wheel to the lbs (brand new front wheel), and put it on the truing stand, and checked the dish by flipping it around. It's out by several mm.
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If the rim is not centered over the hub but it was aligned in the fork one way then you either have an axle spacer problem or a fork problem. I hope it's a spacer problem.
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