Yeah; need more info on that fuji
Yeah; need more info on that fuji
appreciate the words guys!
its a 1980 fuji royale.
bought off craigslist for 200. which isn't a steal by any means, but felt it was fairly appropriate, since it was originally 250.
was a 12 speed, i never wanted to convert to single speed with intentions of selling someday as an original. realized i really loved this bike and i continued to ride in the same gear ratio. I at first only took the inner ring, front derailleur, and rear brake off to clean the bike up. then realized why not just ditch everything and make a single speed. I am very glad i did as its very light, simple, and sophisticated looking now. I really need to weigh it but i think its under, if not at 19 lbs. lastly i have had the idea of re doing the paint this winter and adding new authentic decals. im still very back and forth on this idea.
here is how i bought it, and another of how it looks now
The hair will kind of fluff up a little bit after the first wash. The treatment is to "glue" down the split ends, etc.
Went for a ride downtown today. Stopped by the Farmers market and got some fresh veggies with my grocery getter.
General Motors World Headquarters in the background
Some urban art on the bike path that was an abandoned railroad track.
After getting the groceries
That building across the river is where they make Canadian Club (Hiram Walker & Sons), a lot of Prohibition whiskey came from right there.
road testing my new portage build.
more info here http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...3#post13274003
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Jack Taylor Super Tourist, Jack Taylor Super Tourer Tandem, Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, Px-10, Raleigh Portage, Carlton Flyer,Fuji The Finest, Bianchi Squadra, Voodoo Cross, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Cetma Largo, Riv Betty Foy (wife's), Gitane 500A Mini Racer (sons).
You may hate me for this. Several pictures taken on various rides in September...
This "fountain" is on the new downtown campus of the community college
This old home, one of the oldest ones in Fort Worth, is for sale
The Bass Hall angels... in daylight
...and at night
New mayor elected this year... 20+ year bike commuter
At one of our hang-outs
I believe it's registered as a historic site, so they can't. I heard it is being remodeled as apartments, which will take the interior away from it's original configuration, but might be restorable in the future.
From last weekend's ride.
Home Coming parade
"Cycling is for pleasure not penance"
Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis.
ars longa, vita brevis
I long for the days when there were no helmets. Gone forever. I can't bring myself to ride around the corner without it.
Life is is too short to care what others think of your bike.
I rode to a friends house for dinner tonight. The front bag is a perfect home for a bottle of wine. Unfortunately, when I went to leave I discovered my rear tire was flat. Second flat in three days on the same tire. I searched the tire thoroughly when I replaced the tube three days ago but saw nothing. Obviously, I missed it. There's something in there.
Chicken & dumpling soup (ala Thomas Keller). Pretty dang good.
Baked salmon, warm potato salad and sauteed cabbage with homemade bacon. Approve!
Whoa Justin... I want friends like yours.
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