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Old 07-16-12, 10:39 PM   #1
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League Fuji project

Seeing as how my Miyata is pretty well in hand I've been looking for a real derelict of a bike to wrench on. I found it this weekend. It's an '85 League Fuji.

These first photos are from the original c-list ad:



Here's the catalog page:

Here's after some initial cleaning /removing the decal remnants and new front tire:





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Everything is original except that rear derailer. I think I'll go with cyclone mII.

Seat post is still stuck in place, unfortunately. My first experience with this. I'll get it eventually!




Think I might need a new seat.




After removing brakes, levers for cleaning and getting stem unstuck. Also, goodbye ugly, useless reflectors. Looking a little better:




So it's 'sonic blue'. It was also available on 1956 cadiallacs and stratocasters. I should be able to get some touch up paint mixed for me at napa for a reasonable price.
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Cleaned the brakes after removing them.

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After ammonia bath:


After polishing with mother's metal polish:
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I absolutely love mine! Great bike with moderate geometry. A great intermediate bike!

I look forward to more after pictures. Good luck!

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