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    vintage fuji feather track bike

    I posted pics on the C&V: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...213post8236213
    any info welcomed...
    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"

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    Never seen one of those before. how old is it/how much it set you back?

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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.
    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"

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    before posting, a "noob" should always ask themselves "could this have been answered by first visiting Sheldon Brown

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    nice bike

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    one more:
    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"

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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:




    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"

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    lookin like a solid build, love the bars
    dj: 09 eastern night train 26
    fg: volume cutter 2nd gen w/ spicer track fork
    bmx: fit dak build

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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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    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.
    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"

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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.
    Last edited by norskagent; 04-16-09 at 12:07 PM.
    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"

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    exquisite
    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    in all fairness... one of those threads is actually about kitties.

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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?
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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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.
    Last edited by norskagent; 04-16-09 at 07:20 PM.
    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"

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