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Hope for old 10-speed?

Old 07-01-06, 07:55 PM
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Hope for old 10-speed?

I'm riding a Torelli now, but I walk by my 1972 Fuji 10 sp in the basement every now and then. Is there any way I can make the Fuji into a useful bike again? It's got sentimental value ....
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Old 07-01-06, 07:58 PM
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I've got the perfect solution to convert that bike at almost no cost, be able to enjoy it, and be cool all at the same time.....
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Use it to commute.
Make it a fixed-gear for training.
Winter bike? 10 gears should be enough.
Ride it on the trainer and save the good bike for the road.
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Just get on and ride it. I ride 28 lb. vintage steel bikes all the time. They work just fine.
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Originally Posted by dxhall
I'm riding a Torelli now, but I walk by my 1972 Fuji 10 sp in the basement every now and then. Is there any way I can make the Fuji into a useful bike again? It's got sentimental value ....
I placed my 1970 Peugeot U08 10 speed on the trainer in our home workout room. It's perfect in there. Never have to worry about moving it or dragging my regular ride up the stairs. My wife and I switch off using it for Spinervals sessions.

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Old 07-03-06, 10:16 AM
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Is there any way I can make the Fuji into a useful bike again?
it's useful if you use it. Winter beater. Errand bike. Commuter. Recovery rides. Family rides.
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Old 07-03-06, 10:17 AM
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I've got the perfect solution to convert that bike at almost no cost, be able to enjoy it, and be cool all at the same time.....
+ a google.
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Old 07-03-06, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
I've got the perfect solution to convert that bike at almost no cost, be able to enjoy it, and be cool all at the same time.....
And that solution would be?
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Old 07-03-06, 01:35 PM
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make it into a bicycle generator trainer and use it to recharge batteries and such =)

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You can buy a pre-built one HERE


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Old 07-03-06, 01:52 PM
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I had a '80s Fiji I started to ride a few yrs ago. It made a great fixed gear that I ride all the time! I did buy a modern road bike with sti shifters, carbon ect. The down tube shifters were a pain.
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