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Old 04-08-10, 04:53 PM
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Fuji's finally done!

Well, a bit ago, I posted that I had bought a Fuji Palisade. Looking at brochures online, it looks like it's somewhere around 1989-1991, being that those were the only years that Olympic Red was a color choice, but I can't seem to narrow it down much more than that. Anyway, I threw on a new wheelset and freewheel (Shimano 28X14 six speed), put on a B17, and my new Minnehaha saddlebag (which I'm still in love with), and wrapped the bars with royal blue cloth tape and amber shellac. Unfortunately, it looks like I shellacked a bit too fast with one of the coats, because it went from a nice deep blue to chocolate...Maybe I'll get some alcohol and see if I can't wipe it down to get the blue back, but I"m kinda liking it at this point.

Anyway, here are the before pics:





After:






I went with a Campy Record front caliper to allow clearance for the fender, added 32c 27" tires instead of the original 28c (mainly because it was what I had), a Shimano Altus triple (28X38X48) with 175mm cranks, and Suntour XCM front derailer. It also got a Shimano UN72 sealed bb, which was a bear to get in the stupid thing. First one was too short, the next was too long, and finally I think I found one. I did notice though that those stupid biopace cranksets have almost no offset - the back of the crank is near flush with the little ring. The thing had a 110mm bb with it, and when I went with a 110, it wouldn't fit anything else.

I went with something other than the biopace (even though it felt really nice), because the non-drive side crank arm was cracking from the spindle hole out, and I can't stand having non-matching crank arms. Besides, the triple will give me a bit more help, even though I can't remember the last time I used a little ring on a triple.
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Old 04-08-10, 04:58 PM
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WTF...Let's try these photos for some clearer shots:



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Old 04-08-10, 04:59 PM
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My photography teacher told me to always try and keep my elbows against my sides when shooting.
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Old 04-08-10, 05:01 PM
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I did - I realized that I had the camera set on the detail setting, not the landscape. doh!
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Old 04-08-10, 05:41 PM
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Looks like a nice rider. I especially like the Brooks and saddle bag, they give it a nice touch.

Are you planning to rotate those bars down a bit?
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Old 04-08-10, 05:45 PM
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If so, it'll be very little. I like having a flat bar and the drops angled like that - especially with a bike whose bar drop is so pronounced, for me at least.
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Old 04-08-10, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by mickey85 View Post
If so, it'll be very little. I like having a flat bar and the drops angled like that - especially with a bike whose bar drop is so pronounced, for me at least.
+1. I have found that I like mine that way this season.

Nice Fuji and I see that you took part in the cheap Minnehaha bag sale. I picked up two myself. I hate it when I finally get a chance for a ride and have to wait to transfer the bag over.
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Old 04-08-10, 06:15 PM
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Wow! great job! That Fuji does not look like the "Zombie" bike it was in those older shots!
It looks like it's rarin to do a thousand mile trek across the country now!

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Old 04-08-10, 07:11 PM
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Feels great to resurrect a wreck doesn't it? Good job!

(I am of the same school when it comes to setting bar tops level with the stem --looks strange at first, but it feels better for me .. I have all my own bikes set up that way).
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you guys would like the Nitto Noodle bar if you haven't tried it. Its very flat on the tops before it curves down....you can set up your bars with the bottoms of the drops parallel to the ground and the tops will still be flat.

Nice work on the Fuji.
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
you guys would like the Nitto Noodle bar if you haven't tried it. Its very flat on the tops before it curves down....you can set up your bars with the bottoms of the drops parallel to the ground and the tops will still be flat.

Nice work on the Fuji.
+ 1 Zaphod... I have the Nitto Noodle on one of my Treks -another thing I like about them is the extra width - I forget the dimension, but traditional bars
sometimes seem too narrow.

Mickey85 - Chocolate color bar tape can really work well on a red bike .
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Originally Posted by Razor From KC View Post
those are some blurry pictures!
+1. Hive collective beckons you to retake photos, that we may rejoice in non-blurry photo documentation of your achievement with said Fuji.

Nice bike, tho. Good jeorb.
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Nice one Matt!
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the words.

As far as the camera, I'm guessing that it was probably freaking out with the light source and the general darkness of the room. I'll try to get some decent pics of it in the daylight - that'll probably help matters, but it's a crappy camera - I don't know how much better they're gonna get...
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Great save. I love the feeling of getting one back on the road.
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Your terrific job on the restoration deserves better photos, if you know what I mean :-)
Enjoy it. Ride the heck out of it!
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