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Old 01-23-09, 06:34 PM   #1
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vintage fuji feather track bike

I posted pics on the C&V: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...213post8236213
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Old 01-23-09, 07:19 PM   #2
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Never seen one of those before. how old is it/how much it set you back?
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Old 01-23-09, 07:48 PM   #3
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I think it's 1976, serial # is 76G50187. See this: http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-342711.html
I paid $350 for the whole bike, it was broken down for shipping.
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Old 01-23-09, 07:51 PM   #4
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i did find this...

http://nihonmaru.blogspot.com/2008/0...her-compo.html
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Old 01-23-09, 08:04 PM   #5
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nice bike
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Old 01-23-09, 08:27 PM   #6
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Old 01-23-09, 08:29 PM   #7
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you know at first i thought this thread read "leather track bike" and i was really confused.
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bump for new pics:




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lookin like a solid build, love the bars
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lookin' good john...very nice find. how'd you pick that off the local CL before i did?!

rear caliper, no lever?
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Old 02-04-09, 06:43 AM   #11
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I got it off of norfolk, va. craigslist, via lurking on the CR list.
It came w/ a rear clamp on keirin brake (frame is not drilled front or rear), so I'm running that for now. I have a cool duel lever for it:

but I need to find the right shim to fit it.
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Old 04-16-09, 10:48 AM   #12
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update: ditched the weinmann deep vees, and built up the o/g hubs w/ some mavic open pros:


front, dura ace track:


rear, suntour superbe pro:


vintage cutout cog, make unknown:

how should I treat the rust patches?

Crank (151bcd!):


suntour superbe seatpost:


shiney pearl90 stem w/ nitto bullhorns:




I went w/ the bullhorns over the track bars for commuting, I like'em better.
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Old 04-16-09, 01:57 PM   #13
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Old 04-16-09, 02:10 PM   #14
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I think some classic italian road drops would look perfect

I still love the bike regardless. Those deeps didn't look all that bad either
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what kind of building is in the first pic set?
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The first pics were taken at my house, the latter pics at the office building where I work.
They are 10 miles apart, guess how I got from one to the other?
If you are refering to the bike build, the differences are:
!st pics-new cheap chinese weinmann wheels
cheap nitto stem w/ nice nitto drops
rear kierin brake

2nd pics - nice vintage hubs, new mavic rims and dt spokes
pearl nitto stem w/ nitto bullhorns
front kierin brake

Other stuff is the same for both.
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