Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-02-12, 07:30 PM   #1
norskagent
car dodger
Thread Starter
 
norskagent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: garner/raleigh nc
Bikes:
Posts: 3,365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
RIP '76 Fuji Feather track bike

Riding home from work today, on the greenway approaching a box culvert. The path hits the entrance at an angle, so I couldn't see a large rider inside coming out. We collided just outside the culvert.






And, I broke my pinky.
__________________
1989 Schwinn Paramount OS
1980 Mclean/Silk Hope Sport Touring
1983 Bianchi pista
1976 Fuji Feather track
1979 raleigh track
"I've consulted my sources and I'm pretty sure your derailleur does not exist"
norskagent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-12, 07:43 PM   #2
Six jours
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 6,401
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bummer. Don't know what to tell you about the finger, but if you really like the bike, the tubes can be replaced. Figure $200-$300 plus paint.
Six jours is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-12, 07:46 PM   #3
cudak888 
www.theheadbadge.com
 
cudak888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Bikes: http://www.theheadbadge.com
Posts: 22,744
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
PM me if you want me to take that out with the HTS-1.

-Kurt
__________________
cudak888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-12, 07:48 PM   #4
norskagent
car dodger
Thread Starter
 
norskagent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: garner/raleigh nc
Bikes:
Posts: 3,365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks Kurt, I'm mulling it over. Not sure if riding it again will be the same for me right now.
__________________
1989 Schwinn Paramount OS
1980 Mclean/Silk Hope Sport Touring
1983 Bianchi pista
1976 Fuji Feather track
1979 raleigh track
"I've consulted my sources and I'm pretty sure your derailleur does not exist"
norskagent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-12, 08:06 PM   #5
cudak888 
www.theheadbadge.com
 
cudak888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Bikes: http://www.theheadbadge.com
Posts: 22,744
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by norskagent View Post
Thanks Kurt, I'm mulling it over. Not sure if riding it again will be the same for me right now.
Right. Nevertheless, if you don't mind covering the shipping to and from, I'd be glad to do this one as a courtesy - it pains me to see it smashed up.

-Kurt
__________________
cudak888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-12, 08:10 PM   #6
fender1
Senior Member
 
fender1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Berwyn PA
Bikes: I hate bikes!
Posts: 5,642
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 64 Post(s)
Wow. Glad you are ok and really sorry. What a beautiful bike. I live near Bilenky Cycle works if you decide to get it repaired. I would be happy to help in anyway I can.
fender1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-12, 08:35 PM   #7
skydog6653
Senior Member
 
skydog6653's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bikes can be replaced; glad everyone is somewhat OK.
skydog6653 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-12, 09:10 PM   #8
Drummerboy1975
Senior Member
 
Drummerboy1975's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Arkansas
Bikes: '81 Fuji Royale/ '96 Rockhopper
Posts: 1,299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Huge bummer. Glad you fared well.

Very cool of you Cuda888!
Drummerboy1975 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-12, 08:21 AM   #9
ScottRyder 
Senior Member
 
ScottRyder's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: The other Cape, Cape Ann
Bikes: vintagefuji.posthaven.com
Posts: 2,944
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Definitely worth trying to get back into shape. Early Fuji tracks are hard to come by, especially with that livery. Keep us posted.

Scott
ScottRyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-12, 09:11 AM   #10
T-Mar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 12,110
Mentioned: 43 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 232 Post(s)
You don't show the underside of the tubes. If there are no actual creases or wrinkles in the tubes, it is a candidate for straightening. Once they're creased, it becomes a lottery and you may want to consider replacement. Sorry to hear about your finger. Hopefully, it's on your less used hand.
T-Mar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-12, 09:23 AM   #11
rhm
multimodal commuter
 
rhm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ, NYC, LI
Bikes: 1940s Fothergill, 1959 Allegro Special, 1963? Claud Butler Olympic Sprint, Lambert 'Clubman', 1974 Fuji "the Ace", 1976 Holdsworth 650b conversion rando bike, 1983 Trek 720 tourer, 1984 Counterpoint Opus II, 1993 Basso Gap, 2010 Downtube 8h, and...
Posts: 15,818
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 107 Post(s)
Broken fingers suck. I've learned this three times. Or should I say, failed to learn this three times.

The frame doesn't look too bad, to me. Obviously the paint damage shoes it took a bad hit, but I don't see any sign of deflection; in other words, it may have sprung back to spec or nearly so. In other words, I agree with T-Mar. Try to get a drop of super glue (cyanoacrylate) under the paint and let capillary action move it around, then push the paint into place using a clear plastic bag. Experiment first; that kind of glue sticks to some kinds of plastic, not to others; use one it doesn't stick to. Stick the paint chips in place before you lose them, before dirt gets between them and the frame.
rhm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-12, 09:41 AM   #12
norskagent
car dodger
Thread Starter
 
norskagent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: garner/raleigh nc
Bikes:
Posts: 3,365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks. There is a small wrinkle on the underside of the top tube, and a larger wrinkle on the underside of the down tube. I think it's toast unless I opt for tube replacement, which seems unlikely right now.
__________________
1989 Schwinn Paramount OS
1980 Mclean/Silk Hope Sport Touring
1983 Bianchi pista
1976 Fuji Feather track
1979 raleigh track
"I've consulted my sources and I'm pretty sure your derailleur does not exist"
norskagent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-12, 11:16 AM   #13
lostarchitect 
incazzare.
 
lostarchitect's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bikes: See sig
Posts: 6,240
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Very generous of Kurt to offer to try and fix it. I'd take him up, why not?
__________________
1964 JRJ (Bob Jackson), 1973 Wes Mason, 1974 Raleigh Gran Sport, 1986 Schwinn High Sierra, 2000ish Colian (Colin Laing), 2011 Dick Chafe, 2013 Velo Orange Pass Hunter
lostarchitect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-12, 11:27 AM   #14
tugrul
Senior Member
 
tugrul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Bikes:
Posts: 2,438
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's real tough
tugrul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-12, 11:38 AM   #15
gaucho777
Senior Member
 
gaucho777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Berkeley, CA
Bikes: '72 Cilo Pacer • '72 Peugeot PX10 • '73 Speedwell Ti • '74 Nishiki Competition • '74 Peugeot UE-8 • '86 Look Equipe 753 • '86 Look KG86 • '89 Parkpre Team Road • '90 Parkpre Team MTB • '90 Merlin
Posts: 5,605
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
My condolences, norskagent. I hope you are able to get it back on the road some way, someday. (FWIW, my Look does not have it's original downtube. I still enjoy it.)
gaucho777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-12, 01:46 PM   #16
illwafer
)) <> ((
 
illwafer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
let kurt give you a happy ending.
illwafer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-12, 05:27 PM   #17
norskagent
car dodger
Thread Starter
 
norskagent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: garner/raleigh nc
Bikes:
Posts: 3,365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I took it to the LBS (the same one that has all the cool bikes in the basement, Nishiki Superbe, etc.) They didn't think a simple straightening would work. One of the employees has built several frames now, so he may have a whack at it (tube replacement). I haven't talked to him yet. This option seems good, costs should be lowish since he is still in "apprentice" mode. As to my pinky, no riding for 3 months.
__________________
1989 Schwinn Paramount OS
1980 Mclean/Silk Hope Sport Touring
1983 Bianchi pista
1976 Fuji Feather track
1979 raleigh track
"I've consulted my sources and I'm pretty sure your derailleur does not exist"
norskagent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-12, 05:41 PM   #18
TimmyT 
Keener splendor
 
TimmyT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York, NY
Bikes: Nigel Dean Tour Ace, Ciocc Designer '84, Simoncini SLX (x2), Lynskey Litespeed Ti, Lemond Poprad, '69 Peter Cockburn Audax
Posts: 2,185
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 74 Post(s)
Sorry, man, that's just terrible. Heal and look forward to riding. At least this happened in winter, so you can be back riding in spring.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Craigslist View Post
Note to you BLOWHARD MORONS out there: The fork is not bent. Most PEUGEOTS of the '70s forks DID NOT line up with the head tube angle. This is normal. The last pic is from the 1972 Dutch catalog showing this EXACT MODEL in diagram. Keep your comments to yourself......
It's pronounced, "Co-burn."
TimmyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-12, 06:02 PM   #19
Italuminium
Cisalpinist
 
Italuminium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Holland
Bikes: blue ones.
Posts: 5,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
seeing what kind of misery that crash wrought on the frame, I'm happy you only broke your pinky! From what I gathered from others threads you rode this bike since new... Must be tough.
Italuminium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-12, 06:09 PM   #20
norskagent
car dodger
Thread Starter
 
norskagent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: garner/raleigh nc
Bikes:
Posts: 3,365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not new, I 've had it for about 5 years now. The original owner bought it in japan, and rode it there. It's 54cm, but it had a 130mm stem when I got it. So I'm guessing he was a "big" american on a small Japanese frame!
__________________
1989 Schwinn Paramount OS
1980 Mclean/Silk Hope Sport Touring
1983 Bianchi pista
1976 Fuji Feather track
1979 raleigh track
"I've consulted my sources and I'm pretty sure your derailleur does not exist"
norskagent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-12, 06:47 PM   #21
norskagent
car dodger
Thread Starter
 
norskagent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: garner/raleigh nc
Bikes:
Posts: 3,365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just got around to checking my helmet after the...incident. There is a pea sized dent in the top/side of it. Guess it's time for a new helmet.
__________________
1989 Schwinn Paramount OS
1980 Mclean/Silk Hope Sport Touring
1983 Bianchi pista
1976 Fuji Feather track
1979 raleigh track
"I've consulted my sources and I'm pretty sure your derailleur does not exist"
norskagent is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:07 PM.