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Old 07-29-11, 06:04 PM
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Fuji for my 10 year old son

Just finished this off a few weeks ago for my 10 year old son. He loves it...fastest bike in the neighborhood!

I picked this up as a frame, so it has a mix of components, stuff I had in the parts bin. The Campy cranks (150 mm by the way) and the Sun rims came from a friend as well as a few other bits. All and all I think it turned out very nice. Not sure about the yellow housing, may go black.

I'm not sure of the Fuji model, any help identifying would be appreciated.
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Old 07-29-11, 06:28 PM
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How do you know it is a fuji?

BTW -NICE! I have a Fuji sj-10 on my build list with a 26x1 1/4 wheel, and it is no where near the build quality of that one.

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Old 07-29-11, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ebr898 View Post
How do you know it is a fuji?

BTW -NICE! I have a Fuji sj-10 on my build list with a 26x1 1/4 wheel, and it is no where near the build quality of that one.
Pantoed fork crown??
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Old 07-29-11, 06:55 PM
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Very cool, excellent build. I'm sure your son will love it.

Just be sure he still has a something his friends can keep up with.
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Old 07-29-11, 07:23 PM
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On first impressions I'd say if the fork is original, that is a Fuji high on the food chain. What would be interesting to know is the spacing between the two rivet holes on the head tube.

Couple of things that don't jive with me .. the stem shifters .. don't really go with any Fuji I know of with that fork and those lugs. The braze-on down tube shifter mounts .. I've never seen them on a Fuji before.

Being a re-paint and knowing Fuji's acceptance of custom orders, in can be many things. Can the OP provide some detail shots of the seat tube lug area?

Right now I'm leaning towards a late '70's America with some custom work. And that's a good thing.

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Old 07-29-11, 07:31 PM
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Old 07-29-11, 07:59 PM
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Beautiful job! Did you son participate in the work? The timing of this is funny as I just got back from trading -holiday76 for a small, blue road bike for my 10 year old son. The idea is to have him assist in the restoration process.

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Old 07-29-11, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
Pantoed fork crown??
nope, here is the catalog pg sj-10 : https://classicfuji.com/SJ-10_1982_Page.htm


Look at the tire clearance on my bike that was desighned to have a ea1 wheel it now has mountain bike wheel, so yours had to be built around the your 24in wheels.
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Old 07-29-11, 10:28 PM
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Thanks ebr898. The original owner told me it was a Fuji, but he couldn't remember the model. A Fuji head badge came with the frame and fork as well.
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Old 07-29-11, 10:33 PM
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That bike is awesome. I hope he digs it. I agree that black housing would look better than the yellow.
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Thanks FORDSVTPARTS. He still likes bunny hopping curbs on the BMX with his buds, but he sure digs the speed of his new wheels.
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Old 07-29-11, 11:11 PM
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It came with the original head badge, which matches the holes on the head tube perfectly. I just haven't taken the time to put it on.

The bike came as only a frame, fork and head badge. I thought my son would find it easier to learn shifting with the stem mounts, instead of bar cons, which is what I think was original to the bike. Once he gets comfortable with shifting we'll switch over to bar cons.

The drop outs are Suntour GS and all the lugs have cut outs. I couldn't place it in any of the catalogs. Late 70's sounds about right...maybe '81. The frame is very lightweight, although it's not very big to begin with.

I'll post more pictures late next week. We're taking our bikes and heading for the rolling hills of southern Indiana for a few days! Great area for riding!
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Old 07-29-11, 11:25 PM
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Thanks fender1. He has helped me on many others, but not this one. It was a surprise for him. He's a pretty good wrench.

That Trek will be one nice ride for your son! You guys will have a great time working on it.
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Old 07-30-11, 12:07 AM
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Beautiful! You must have a tall 10 year-old. Looks like I could ride that bike.

I stopped at the Velodrome near my house this week, and they told me their racing teams start at 9 years-old. I'm taking my son to see a race soon, and I just know what he's going to want to do in two years. One of the race coordinators even showed me his son's old tiny Davidson frame hanging in the shed at the Velodrome. I could see my future...
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That's outstanding. Lucky kid. Teach him well about locking his bike. Actually, he's better off if he never ever leaves it outside, anywhere.

Ya think you could interest him in learning how to use toe clips?
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That's outstanding. Lucky kid. Teach him well about locking his bike. Actually, he's better off if he never ever leaves it outside, anywhere.

Ya think you could interest him in learning how to use toe clips?
My son started riding with toe clips last year at 11 so there's no reason to wait long.
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Originally Posted by Scottryder View Post
On first impressions I'd say if the fork is original, that is a Fuji high on the food chain. What would be interesting to know is the spacing between the two rivet holes on the head tube.

Couple of things that don't jive with me .. the stem shifters .. don't really go with any Fuji I know of with that fork and those lugs. The braze-on down tube shifter mounts .. I've never seen them on a Fuji before.

Being a re-paint and knowing Fuji's acceptance of custom orders, in can be many things. Can the OP provide some detail shots of the seat tube lug area?

Right now I'm leaning towards a late '70's America with some custom work. And that's a good thing.

Scott


Here's a few detailed shots of the seat post lug, as well as one of the BB. It takes a 26.2 post. I would like to decal it, once I know the model. Thanks for your help.
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Originally Posted by snarkypup View Post
Beautiful! You must have a tall 10 year-old. Looks like I could ride that bike.

I stopped at the Velodrome near my house this week, and they told me their racing teams start at 9 years-old. I'm taking my son to see a race soon, and I just know what he's going to want to do in two years. One of the race coordinators even showed me his son's old tiny Davidson frame hanging in the shed at the Velodrome. I could see my future...


It measures 46 c-t, with a 27.5" stand over. He's 4'10+, just got long legs.

From what a friend tells me, the Bloomer Park Velodrome in Rochester Hills has a couple of track bikes set up for youth racing. One being a lovely old Paris - Sport. Maybe my son and I can make it to the track before the summers out.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
That's outstanding. Lucky kid. Teach him well about locking his bike. Actually, he's better off if he never ever leaves it outside, anywhere.

Ya think you could interest him in learning how to use toe clips?

Thanks noglider. He uses this for distance riding, the BMX is for bombing the neighborhood and hanging with his buds.

That's the plan, clip or clip-less, whichever he prefers. Once he becomes comfortable riding and builds more confidence, we'll make the switch.
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FC78154

https://classicfuji.com/0_Serial_Number_TableAA.htm

F = Mfg facility, who knows that location code
C = March (month of manufacture)
78 = 1978

https://classicfuji.com/1978_Thumbs.htm
https://classicfuji.com/1978_15_Junior&JuniorL_Page.htm
https://classicfuji.com/1978_12_Sports10_Page.htm
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I donated my 82 Team Fuji to a co-worker's 15 year old son. The frame was an inch too small for me, but I am sure it will make a fine first fixie for him.

gj on your build
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Nice build. I like the yellow housing. Perfect bike for a kid - When he outgrows it, it will have some value so he can learn to sell it and get a new one that fits.
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