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    Junior Member oldmancolin's Avatar
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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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    Junior Member oldmancolin's Avatar
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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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    Junior Member oldmancolin's Avatar
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    Cleaned the brakes after removing them.

    Before:


    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!

    Flippers despair when they hear that engine hummin', for then they know that Bikeman's a comin' to haul off the bikes that they lust, in his car that's a bucket o' rust.--Auchencrow

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