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Old 02-24-15, 03:53 PM
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Ha I love that! Now everyone will know where certain Fuji loving C&V members have gone!

The Club looks great, was there any rust issues on it for being stored so long in moisture sucking cardboard?

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Shoot me an email at spokes at rocketmail dot com. Thanks for the info once again. I've got most everything needed except for a few items. Brake levers, Mighty crankset, and a couple of other things.,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by ScottRyder
Ha I love that! Now everyone will know where certain Fuji loving C&V members have gone!

The Club looks great, was there any rust issues on it for being stored so long in moisture sucking cardboard?

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Greetings master Scott The Fuji Club is as rust free as an ice cream sandwich absolutely perfect, flawless, clean as crystal, rolling art; there's something about NOS that just arcs the tentacles of joy within the dual chambers where technology and romance coincide. I am so used to the hours of prepping and restoring parts prior to a reinstall that this was like entropy in reverse (would that be extropy?) the Club practically built itself a time warp for me on two fronts: the machine itself and those ancient of days when I put together a string of these per day. The best part is the historical purity it's the way "it is."

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Hello everybody

I recently picked up a 1983 Fuji Monterey destined for the landfill. Mostly complete, only missing the freewheel. I've stripped it down most of the way and have started cleaning it up and gathering parts. I picked up a set of downtube shifters for it. I'll probably pick up a set of aluminum drop bars for it. I'll probably just take the "helper levers" off the brake levers and use them like that. I do not think the rims are original? They are aluminum and the info I read online said it came with steel rims. The frame has some rusty spots but I think it can be saved. I didn't really want to repaint it but after I remove the all the surface rust it wont have much paint left. It's been a long time since I've rebuilt a bicycle (35+ years) and I've forgotton how enjoyable it is.

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I purchased this 1985 Del Rey last week from a craigslist ad. I love the bike but the barcons were what made me go look at it. It wasn't until after I saw the bike in person that I realized the barcons were not installed properly and were not stock. Oh well, it's a nice bike over all, and I have a nos set of the correct Suntour Lepree dt shifters on the way. Everything else appears to be stock - were turkey levers original to the bike? The barcons will find their way onto another bike in my stash. It's is in good condition, a few spots of road rash and pretty dirty. The most annoying problem is the paint can over spray all over one side of the bike. It is requiring a serious polishing with scratch and swirl remover to get off. The side benefit is a very deep shine to the paint when I'm done!


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1980 s12-s ltd


Bought this 1980 S12-S LTD from the original owner about a year ago here in Chicago.
I quickly found out that it is one of the nicest riding bikes I've ever ridden.
It tracks beautifully, feels quick, and handles a front load with ease. I've done a few 100+ mile rides with it, and can't wait to do more come spring.

I recently made a few upgrades:

* Compass Stampede Pass 32mm tires
* VO Constructeur front rack - I needed to be able to sit my handlebar bag, stabilize the front fender, and it handles panniers well.
* Alloy fenders - These were $5 co-op pickups, matching but both were rear fenders. Cut down one slightly to make a longish front fender.
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Randonneur handlebars - Alloy bars from an older Schwinn. They have shortish ramps, but really long drops, which suits my riding style.
* Dia Compe 610 centerpulls - I've never much cared for sidepulls, and these centerpulls are fantastic bang for the buck in terms of stopping power and modulation.
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Dia Compe drilled levers - Just looks cool




With panniers and saddlebags, mock-up for a short tour I'd like to do this summer.

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Fuji Royale built up from a bare frame.

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Originally Posted by bear_a_bug

Bought this 1980 S12-S LTD from the original owner about a year ago here in Chicago.
I quickly found out that it is one of the nicest riding bikes I've ever ridden.
It tracks beautifully, feels quick, and handles a front load with ease. I've done a few 100+ mile rides with it, and can't wait to do more come spring.

I recently made a few upgrades:

* Compass Stampede Pass 32mm tires
* VO Constructeur front rack - I needed to be able to sit my handlebar bag, stabilize the front fender, and it handles panniers well.
* Alloy fenders - These were $5 co-op pickups, matching but both were rear fenders. Cut down one slightly to make a longish front fender.
*
Randonneur handlebars - Alloy bars from an older Schwinn. They have shortish ramps, but really long drops, which suits my riding style.
* Dia Compe 610 centerpulls - I've never much cared for sidepulls, and these centerpulls are fantastic bang for the buck in terms of stopping power and modulation.
*
Dia Compe drilled levers - Just looks cool




With panniers and saddlebags, mock-up for a short tour I'd like to do this summer.
DAMN nice! You should be proud of that beauty.,,,,BD
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I have a 58cm Fuji deluxe II, looking to trade for a 54. Any takers?
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Originally Posted by heytchap
I have a 58cm Fuji deluxe II, looking to trade for a 54. Any takers?
Photos?
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Old 03-01-15, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by dweenk
Photos?
Currently in El Salvador for work until Thursday, but I have these 3 pics:

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I have a 52cm 1976 Finest, but it is not complete and needs a OA bath.
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Great job on the S10-S!

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Originally Posted by heytchap
Currently in El Salvador for work until Thursday, but I have these 3 pics:

are those 27's or 700c's... thats a sweet headbadge!
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Please see my ad in For sale Fuji Handlebars

https://classicfuji.com/America_1975_Page.htm. HI IN THE FOR SALE SECTION I LISTED A FEW VINTAGE FUJI ITEMS THANKS

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Originally Posted by Seabass_First
are those 27's or 700c's... thats a sweet headbadge!
27s
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Can anyone weigh in on this bike? I dug through every resource online and have come to believe that it's a 77 s-10-s, but I could be wrong. The serial number is JE703790 and is on the seat tube near the bottom, as opposed to the bottom bracket. The only braze on is the rear derailleur cable stay. Pics are from my phone, so I apologize for the quality. Also, I should point out that when I got it there weren't any decals or a headbadge, and the paint was cracking and not correct in any way. Took me a long time to narrow it down to Fuji based off of the serial number.
Any advice would be helpful. I would be open to restoring it to original if it was worth it, otherwise I'm happy as it is. One pic is of the parts that came off the bike when I redid the paint, including the Rigida rims that are on my sons bike now.
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Looking at the head tube lugs I'm not sure that is a Fuji, but the head badge rivet holes look right as well as the fork from what I can see. A Fuji would come with Araya or Ukai rims, not Rigida. There is no derailleur hanger on the dropout - hence the claw on the RD, but the RD is a Shimano 600. Is there evidence of the derailleur hanger being drewed (I mean sawn off)? I would not expect to see that on a bike that required a claw. It looks as if you have Suntour barcon shifters as well. Fuji usually would stay with one brand of drive train equipment - not a mix, so I think you have something of a mongrel here. Parts were replaced over the years.

The serial number would indicate the manufacturer (J=?), the month (E=May), the year (7=1987), and the sequence of the frame build (03790).
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Not a S-10S. Though the S-10S used a 'claw' (no derailleur hanger on the dropout) the tubing lugs are wrong. S-10S also used centerpull brakes and non-drilled levers. Stem is not S-10S.





Yes, I know my bike is not 'stock' in that I have changed a bunch of things, but look at the frame/fork. I installed the SunTour barcons shortly after buying this bike in '76.
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Also the seat stays do not look Fuji (at least a model I am familiar with). Even if it is a Fuji, like Crougrrcj said, it is not an S-10-S IMO.
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Thanks for the input. I really didn't think it was a Fuji at first either. However, the serial number doesn't seem to match any other manufacturers as far as I can tell. The saddle was tossed soon after I brought it home, it was in real bad shape with a crack almost all the way through it. Pretty sure that it was a fujita belt though, apparently it was left in the sun for a good long while (I live in Phoenix Arizona, so...). So that had me thinking Fuji also.
I know that the lugs are wrong for that year, but they seem to be at least really similar to the early seventies models. So I have at least considered that it could have been a nos frame that got built up later by a bike shop, or even a frame that got passed around by local racers back in the day. I found a bit of ambiguity in the serial number, could be 1970, 72, 77, or 87, though I seriously doubt the last one.
All I know for sure is that it's really light, not that I've weighed it, but even with the rack on it it's very light. Not by today's standards of light, but light. I have tried to make it a little lighter than it was, but still, the frame and fork don't weigh very much. I probably should put it on a scale just to see, but I haven't got around to that yet. Anyways thanks, I appreciate all the info I can get and you've all got some nice bikes!
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'79 Fuji America

Got 'er cleaned up a bit, nice enough to post a pic at least:

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Beautiful machine. The America is such a great long distance tourer. They settle in even moreso with some panniers and a great cycling companion. The two-tone blue was always a fantastic draw in the shop. Check the bottom bracket lugs, brazing, and paint every so often for any signs of stress. These bikes were designed to take the weight and rigors of heavy laden long distance touring. A popular form of self-punishment in the day (before people cycled to nowhere in the gyms) and the stress to the BB area was pretty intense...
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Originally Posted by classicjapanese


Hopefully attached is a 1984 Fuji Club the diminutive frame size saved this baby from being build 31 years ago; instead, it was out away and forgotten. Last week, I took it out of the box and everything was as new. So, if you have a Club from this time here's a exemplar that is 100% factory perfect down to the reflectors and bar tape. For safety's sake I am swapping out the Silver Star Trimline MII's and installing Panasonic Panaracer Pasela PTs (that is one nice string of alliteration Panasonic!) in the 700 23C size I call this the Chinese New Year Bicycle little time warps like this are always a delight!
Very nice! I have an 85 :]
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Here's the Royale a month later - no longer in original condition, but a lot more usable for me. I gave it a thorough cleaning, then began the work. It now has Schwalbe Marathon tires, VO hammered aluminum fenders (big job...), Nitto Tallux stem, Nitto heat treated Albatross handlebars, cork grips, Sackville rear bag, Shimano brake levers and Shimano bar-end shifters. The bike has no provision for mounting a water bottle cage, kind of rough here in Arizona. I can carry a bottle in the bag, but it isn't much. Good thing I mostly ride through the parks (32 miles this morning) and there's plenty of water fountains there. I still need to change that saddle and I'm thinking about a front bag. For the moment, though I'm just going to ride and enjoy!
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