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Old 03-18-07, 04:08 PM
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The "Show off your Japanese bike." thread

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1989 Fuji Roubaix, mix of Shimano 600/105 7 speed components and Campagnolo Omega wheels. Modernized with stem converter and added Reynolds stem and bar, and a Kalloy seat post and Selle Italia seat. Awesome commuter bike for sunny days.
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can I post my japanese schwinn le tour
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My Bianchi is a Japanese Bianchi. My Nishiki is definitely Japanese. Pictures are in my sig, but I've changed a few things on it since then so I'll take some new ones soon.
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Old 03-18-07, 06:25 PM
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Pictures of 1980's Shogun 300.

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Originally Posted by tolfan
can I post my japanese schwinn le tour
Only if I can post my Japanese Schwinn Traveler--- Ready for the road! Too bad I need a set of chains for the tires.
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My Japanese Schwinn (now sold)



My repainted, re-equipped Centurion Sport DLX (currently waiting for new wheels)

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Originally Posted by wrote4luck
Here's mine:



1989 Fuji Roubaix, mix of Shimano 600/105 7 speed components and Campagnolo Omega wheels. Modernized with stem converter and added Reynolds stem and bar, and a Kalloy seat post and Selle Italia seat. Awesome commuter bike for sunny days.

WOW, I would love to find one of those luking for a new owner!
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My 1977 Sekai 5000 dumpster-rescue bike is overhauled, touched up and due for a new photo shoot. Until then, the old photos are here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...00#post3578671
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Not mine, but worth looking at anyway....

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Here is a '79 SR Semi-Pro and a '91 Zunow Hummingbird
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Samson track, 96 if the serial no. isn't completely random. Not exactly vintage, but a future classic imho.



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Old 03-18-07, 11:06 PM
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I got nothin'!!

Not a Japanese bike around here anywhere.
I've got a couple of Shimano parts on an old MTB, does that count?

 
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mid 70's Miyata

late 80's Ishiwata Bianchi
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Panasonic DX 4000 purchased for $30 at local thrift store.
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2005 - 2006's "A" ride, 1973? Fuji - The Finest:

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2006's "B" ride, 1986 Miyata 210 (thanks to Poguemahone):

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Originally Posted by tolfan
can I post my japanese schwinn le tour
Please do, I want to see it.

My 1974 LeTour:

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1991 Bridgestone RB2 and 1980s Panasonic Touring Deluxe. Both are working bikes:
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USAZorro - got enough bottes on that second bike? Unsupported Century perhaps?
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1986 Miyata Seven Ten, 1984 Specialized Expedition Touring, 1982 Centurion Pro Tour
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Originally Posted by cuda2k
USAZorro - got enough bottes on that second bike? Unsupported Century perhaps?
It was a very warm day and a supported century with over 6,000 feet of climbs. I did get to the 3rd water bottle a couple of times.
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Here's one I sold recently. The paint had been stripped at some point to reveal the chrome underneath. Perhaps a Fuji or a small Japanese builder.

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wrote4luck -

could you do me a favor? what serial number info is stamped on your bottom bracket? -- Here's why: I've been riding an older steel Fuji roadbike for about 10 years (I don't have any decent pictures of it, though, or I'd post 'em) but I've never been able to determine its pedigree.

I think that it might be an older Roubaix - it doesn't have any eyelets or a unicrown fork (I guess that makes it a lugged fork, with a capital "F" surrounded by a laurel stamped into it). The only SN info I can find on the bike is J505 stamped on the BB. The bike was repainted before I received it, probably 2nd or 3rd hand, so all of the original decals are gone. I know its not a Team, the lugs aren't windowed. There aren't even any of the original components left on the bike except the Ultegra cranks, and I don't even know if those are OEM or not....

There's a scarcity of Fuji info on the web as many of us know. Anyone have any thoughts?

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My American Eagle [Nishiki] Semi-Pro [Competition] no longer exists, because the seat tube lug broke off the BB shell about 15 years ago, after 20 years and 40k miles/65k km. It was an interesting experience to buy one of the very first "decent" Japanese bikes in the U.S. in 1971, so I feel like one of the pioneers for this thread. (I also worked part-time at a Peugeot-Nishiki dealership from 1972 to 1974.) About the time I bought my Nishiki, UCLA's Earth Action Council advised transportation cyclists to buy good entry-level European road bikes, such as the Peugeot UO-8 and the Raleigh Supercourse, saying that "some Japanese bikes, such as the American Eagle Semi-Pro, may be quite good, but in general one has little assurance of high quality." Tell that to today's buyers of Toyota or Honda automobiles!
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Originally Posted by BDS
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could you do me a favor? what serial number info is stamped on your bottom bracket? -- Here's why: I've been riding an older steel Fuji roadbike for about 10 years (I don't have any decent pictures of it, though, or I'd post 'em) but I've never been able to determine its pedigree.

I think that it might be an older Roubaix - it doesn't have any eyelets or a unicrown fork (I guess that makes it a lugged fork, with a capital "F" surrounded by a laurel stamped into it). The only SN info I can find on the bike is J505 stamped on the BB. The bike was repainted before I received it, probably 2nd or 3rd hand, so all of the original decals are gone. I know its not a Team, the lugs aren't windowed. There aren't even any of the original components left on the bike except the Ultegra cranks, and I don't even know if those are OEM or not....

There's a scarcity of Fuji info on the web as many of us know. Anyone have any thoughts?

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The BB on mine is stamped with something like "550 520", I can't read the second half though. I did find an older catalogue online and mine appears to be like the '89, but it's not exactly the same. Could be older, could be newer. Who knows?
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