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85 Fuji Club Fuji

Old 10-03-17, 08:19 PM
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85 Fuji Club Fuji

This bike will go to a daughter-in-law who is a lot shorter than I am so ignore the seatpost set up used to ride around during testing

Rides very smooth although I had to work on the headset twice as it was a little touchy to get set up correctly.

I also re-spoked the wheels because they were really grungy looking chrome steel losing their chrome and the drive side rear spokes were all flattened by a chain popping over the cog because of poor RD setup.

Also put shorter dropout adjuster screws in as I wanted to move the wheel back a bit. Trying to fit a 14-28 freewheel in there. The Cyclone says top gear is 26t but keeping my fingers crossed.

This will eventually get set up with VO porteur bars and a rear rack for a basket. The metro urban mood!

Paint was in great condition with just a few nicks. The lady I bought it from barely used it.
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The paint does look amazing! Very pretty, and shiny.
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Lovely looking bike, I'm a big fan of Japanese quality and good to see a bike back on the road.
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Club Fuji Reborn

And has now arrived in the DC area and setup as an urban path rider. New VO orange Porteur bars and cockpit plus a new VO rear rack. I pushed the brake levers out to clear the top tube. Otherwise will develop nicks. With other bars that have more rise this has not been a problem. It seems to ride and handle fine by me. Will have to see how the new owner likes it. Does anyone see any issues with this?
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That's a nice, clean build though I prefer my drop bar bikes have drop bars
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Will turning be funky with such a short stem and the porteur bars coming back even farther?

I'm not an expert, just wondering.

Lovely bike otherwise.
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I thought so but it seems to ride OK but I ride a 58 this is a 52 and I am hurting for legroom. But it still seems fine. I raised that issue with my son but he really wanted those bars. It’s for his wife. I had no issue with clearance.
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Are the tires 28 or 32mm? I had one of these briefly and recall it was fairly stingy on clearance. Only a problem if the recipient wants fenders. Looks nice!
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They are 28s with plenty of clearance. Close to the brake but fine everywhere else. In the DC area roads are not always smooth so they really help. Paselas.
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Here are the paired bikes. The 85 Raleigh Grand Prix also setup upright for a child carrier. Family rides commencing this afternoon on a beautiful fall day!
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