Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

1989 Fuji Ace Restomod

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

1989 Fuji Ace Restomod

Old 05-15-19, 03:12 PM
  #1  
willydstyle
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 654
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 146 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
1989 Fuji Ace Restomod




Built up an old Fuji Ace with some modern components. She rides pretty nice, though the frame is a bit heavier than I like (5lbs 8 oz bare).
willydstyle is offline  
Likes For willydstyle:
Old 05-18-19, 08:42 AM
  #2  
CyclingFool95 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 305

Bikes: 1987 Pinarello Montello, 1995 Litespeed Classic, 1996 Colnago Master Light, 2006 Opera Leonardo FP, 2006 Pinarello Paris FP, 1984 Pinarello Record

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 110 Post(s)
Liked 62 Times in 46 Posts
Nice looking resto. Modern components?

I have one of those frames - bought the bike new in 89. Retired it to a mag trainer in 92 when I bought my Pinarello, and then to a corner when I got a smart trainer. Want another (although only a 54cm)?
CyclingFool95 is online now  
Old 05-18-19, 08:54 AM
  #3  
Fahrenheit531 
Funnier in Person
 
Fahrenheit531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,587

Bikes: Schwinn Volare ('78); Raleigh Competition GS ('79); Trek Madone 5.2 ('08)

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 595 Post(s)
Liked 130 Times in 82 Posts
I dig the mounting bolts on the fork crown. Stock?
__________________
A race bike in any era is a highly personal choice that at its "best" balances the requirements of fit, weight, handling, durability and cost tempered by the willingness to toss it and oneself down the pavement at considerable speed. ~Bandera
Fahrenheit531 is offline  
Old 05-18-19, 08:55 AM
  #4  
CyclingFool95 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 305

Bikes: 1987 Pinarello Montello, 1995 Litespeed Classic, 1996 Colnago Master Light, 2006 Opera Leonardo FP, 2006 Pinarello Paris FP, 1984 Pinarello Record

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 110 Post(s)
Liked 62 Times in 46 Posts
Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531 View Post
I dig the mounting bolts on the fork crown. Stock?
Curious about that myself. Mine has a sloped crown.
CyclingFool95 is online now  
Old 05-24-19, 08:31 AM
  #5  
willydstyle
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 654
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 146 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
The fork is a hand-built unit by Norther Cycles in Portland. I originally had it built to replace the fork on my old Fuji America, but that frame died a while back.

The drive train is SunXCD with Shimano 10-speed bar end shifters, the crankset is new-manufacture IRD, and the brakes are new-manufacture Dia Compe. The only vintage component on the frame is the seatpost!
willydstyle is offline  
Old 05-24-19, 08:34 AM
  #6  
CyclingFool95 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 305

Bikes: 1987 Pinarello Montello, 1995 Litespeed Classic, 1996 Colnago Master Light, 2006 Opera Leonardo FP, 2006 Pinarello Paris FP, 1984 Pinarello Record

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 110 Post(s)
Liked 62 Times in 46 Posts
Originally Posted by willydstyle View Post
The fork is a hand-built unit by Norther Cycles in Portland. I originally had it built to replace the fork on my old Fuji America, but that frame died a while back.

The drive train is SunXCD with Shimano 10-speed bar end shifters, the crankset is new-manufacture IRD, and the brakes are new-manufacture Dia Compe. The only vintage component on the frame is the seatpost!
That's really nice looking stuff. Enjoy!
CyclingFool95 is online now  
Old 05-24-19, 05:22 PM
  #7  
twagster 
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Man that looks great!
twagster is offline  
Old 05-28-19, 11:19 AM
  #8  
fishandjohnny
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I really like those late 80's Fujis.
fishandjohnny is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
rhm
Classic and Vintage Sales
8
05-26-19 07:06 AM
latokyo
Classic & Vintage
5
07-04-14 11:19 PM
Ryan OConnor
Classic & Vintage
2
01-17-13 07:34 PM
wanderingyogi
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
0
08-14-11 10:22 PM
uprightbent
Classic & Vintage
6
09-07-10 09:29 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.