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05-02-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,348
Posted By Don Buska

Sorry to hear about your current experience. Wish...

Sorry to hear about your current experience. Wish I had an answer for you, but I don't. My last custom batch was over a year ago. I'd guess that the "velo' side of the business is a very small part...
05-01-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,348
Posted By Don Buska

I've have since done a great deal of work with...

I've have since done a great deal of work with Velocal without problem. This includes them creating new decals based on digital artwork I supplied to them. They do get busy which can cause...
04-24-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,093
Posted By Don Buska

I'd like to see a closeup of the rear dropouts. ...

I'd like to see a closeup of the rear dropouts. My guess is they are Suntour Superbe PRO's. You are correct about all the component changes. In 86 Fuji was still a big Suntour user.
03-25-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 158,294
Posted By Don Buska

Wow that's the kind of bike you will only want to...

Wow that's the kind of bike you will only want to ride in nice weather. Really nice! :love:
03-08-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,639
Posted By Don Buska

Everything has been covered well so far by others...

Everything has been covered well so far by others here. Also note, your bike will most likely have Suntour's best Superbe or Superbe PRO rear dropouts. I just rebuilt a 1984 SR version that came to...
03-06-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,153
Posted By Don Buska

Sounds like a great way to break into the vintage...

Sounds like a great way to break into the vintage steel road bike arena. I have nicer Japanese road bikes in my collection, but the 75 S10 I own also gets used each season. I have a photo album here...
03-01-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,706
Posted By Don Buska

Rather Low End Japanese Bianchi

Rather low end Japanese Bianchi from the early 80's. I've upgraded the original Suntour 7 stuff to Suntour 1st Gen Cyclone and better SR cranks (not shown here), but have all the original equipment...
01-24-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Don Buska

thanks :)

thanks :)
01-24-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Don Buska

Identify these Drop-Outs please

Does anyone recognize the logo on these Drop-Outs?

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/639x753/dropout_1_f3640d8341751c38b37b0d56026e759e8ae16056.jpg

Thanks
01-13-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By Don Buska

Oh yes it is in nice shape. Didn't even notice...

Oh yes it is in nice shape. Didn't even notice it in your pictures. It doesn't help that I'm Red/Green color deficient :cry: Enjoy the S10-S. I don't ride mine much as I have several higher end...
01-12-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By Don Buska

I wonder if the Special Road Racer writing on the...

I wonder if the Special Road Racer writing on the down tube of these wears away easily? I don't see any remnants of it on your bike any longer. On my 75 S10-S restoration I had to paint in some...
01-02-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,339
Posted By Don Buska

Here is a link to a pdf of the Suntour 1987...

Here is a link to a pdf of the Suntour 1987 Sprint 9000 Group leaflet. (http://www.radiolabworks.com/bikes/catalogs/Suntour%201987%20Sprint%209000%20Leaflet.pdf)

Enjoy
10-03-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By Don Buska

They were pretty good bikes for a low cost. I...

They were pretty good bikes for a low cost. I had one just like yours, albeit in the 21" version, and I rode it until 1980 when the frame finally cracked due to an accident several years prior. The...
10-02-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,368
Posted By Don Buska

84 Araya - East meets West

Taken earlier this year. I came across this Harley at a local grocery store and just had to park my 1984 Araya next to it for a quick picture. For more detail and pictures of this bike check out my...
09-22-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By Don Buska

Since my original post earlier this year I have...

Since my original post earlier this year I have discovered one additional and important difference between the Suntour Superbe Pro RD-SB00 and Sprint RD-SP10 Rear Derailleurs. On the SB00 a thrust...
09-05-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,940
Posted By Don Buska

1975 Fuji S10-S (Special Road Racer) - Suntour...

1975 Fuji S10-S (Special Road Racer) - Suntour Cyclone 1st Gen Derailleurs Gran Compe GC-610 Brakes
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08-28-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Don Buska

I've heard this too. That's why I've opted for...

I've heard this too. That's why I've opted for other Suntour Shift levers, even though I have a set of these Cyclones too. I'm currently using the Suntour BL (Blue Line) lever set on my only...
08-28-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By Don Buska

Early this year my MKS Sylvan (SY-1) pedals...

Early this year my MKS Sylvan (SY-1) pedals started clicking just as you indicated. They only had a few hundred miles of riding on them. I pulled both pedals off, as I couldn't hear which pedal...
08-23-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By Don Buska

I'm using a BL shifter set on my 1st Gen Cyclone...

I'm using a BL shifter set on my 1st Gen Cyclone F & R group. The BL shifter seems to hold tension better than early generation Cyclones. I do have one question though. It appears the BL front...
08-09-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By Don Buska

Also agree that the SR Maxima is a very nice...

Also agree that the SR Maxima is a very nice Araya frame. Chromed Suntour Superbe Pro dropouts on the rear - you can't ask for better, Light weight Tange Champion #2...
07-19-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Don Buska

Really nice job Shawn. Thanks for sharing.

Really nice job Shawn. Thanks for sharing.
05-20-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 29,187
Posted By Don Buska

How far back did you have the rails into the...

How far back did you have the rails into the seatpost clamp? You must never slide the saddle all the way back on the rails, i.e. the front of the seatpost clamp must have at least 1/2" of slideable...
05-16-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,240
Posted By Don Buska

Albeit I feel this stand is a great deal and if...

Albeit I feel this stand is a great deal and if you don't have one, do your own bike servicing and currently need one, I would recommend it. I passed up on it last year and had every intention of...
05-16-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Don Buska

Any suntour medium to long cage rear derailleur...

Any suntour medium to long cage rear derailleur should be able to replace that Trimec. It was near the bottom of their line and deviated from their better designs for some unknown reason. A nice...
05-12-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By Don Buska

Now you need to go the Veloink ...

Now you need to go the Veloink (https://veloink.com/)and get a proper decal created. :lol: Funny, I normally don't name my bikes either, but this yellow one just needed a name too.
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04-27-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,620
Posted By Don Buska

You might also consider offering them via...

You might also consider offering them via Velobase (http://velobase.com/Resource_Tools/CatalogScans.aspx). I always place any catalogs I acquire in their section as links. Just spreading the joy. ...
Replies: 24
Views: 3,352
Posted By Don Buska

Nice rider. I had an exact model (same color...

Nice rider. I had an exact model (same color too) and also in 23". I paid $200 off CL and it was minty. Mine did include front and rear racks. I rode it for two years and sold it to my daughters...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,920
Posted By Don Buska

I work from home :rolleyes: The good news is...

I work from home :rolleyes: The good news is that during the nice weather I get out and ride just about every day 30 to 40 miles :thumb:
04-14-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By Don Buska

Thanks T-Mar. :) Yeah they are just trying to...

Thanks T-Mar. :) Yeah they are just trying to make the life of us restorers a living hell :roflmao2: I bought this Araya frame off eBay and the seller actually did quite a bit of research into the...
04-14-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By Don Buska

I hear what your saying TMar. :thumb: What was...

I hear what your saying TMar. :thumb: What was confusing to me was those SR frames (Araya) that both are advertised as using TANGE #2 which should have been 26.6 posts, and even considering that my...
04-14-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By Don Buska

I enjoyed reading your assessment of the...

I enjoyed reading your assessment of the variations on the different tubings. :thumb: I am very interested in the different seat tube dimensions that the Tange tubing had over time, i.e. the Tange 1...
04-13-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By Don Buska

Great reference page. I went to their main index...

Great reference page. I went to their main index page (http://www.suganoya.net/) and it's loaded with lots of information. Use a browser that translated from Japanese characters to english is most...
04-12-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 158,294
Posted By Don Buska

Fuji was a big user of Ishiwata tubing. However,...

Fuji was a big user of Ishiwata tubing. However, on some of their high end bikes they could outsource the frame, like they did with Cherubim, and you could get a few oddities thrown in on the...
04-12-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 158,294
Posted By Don Buska

Ok on the stem. Kusuki (Medalilion) made the...

Ok on the stem. Kusuki (Medalilion) made the Superbe stems for Suntour for a few years only. However, even the Kusuki's own version didn't have the fluting on the arm, but instead had a hole bored...
04-11-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 158,294
Posted By Don Buska

Indeed a really nice find. Looks like a Suntour...

Indeed a really nice find. Looks like a Suntour Superbe handlebar stem as well. Heck those go for over $100 alone. Enjoy the bike. I love Fuji's myself.
04-10-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,058
Posted By Don Buska

Such a wonderful story and history lesson on the...

Such a wonderful story and history lesson on the Matsuri bikes, thanks. I recently acquired some 1970's and 80's Bicycling magazines and saw the Matsuri ads. Did they offer high end stuff to compete...
04-10-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,759
Posted By Don Buska

That sounds exactly what I'd expect. :thumb:

That sounds exactly what I'd expect. :thumb:
Forum: Want To Buy
04-10-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,112
Posted By Don Buska

Thanks for the offer. I actually have several of...

Thanks for the offer. I actually have several of the Superbe and Superbe Pro front derailleurs. It's my 'go to' group set on all my better bike builds. However, on this latest build I'm going to...
04-06-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,118
Posted By Don Buska

In 1974 I bought my first 10-Speed, a Windsor...

In 1974 I bought my first 10-Speed, a Windsor Carrera Sport. That bike received some substantial frame damage in 1980 and my local LBS swapped the frame out with one of the SR frames (same...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,452
Posted By Don Buska

Yes I'd say I'd have to agree :rolleyes:

Yes I'd say I'd have to agree :rolleyes:
Replies: 24
Views: 2,452
Posted By Don Buska

Dang I think you have a great memory. At first...

Dang I think you have a great memory. At first glance I thought they weren't covered, but looking again they do appear to have white covers. I bet those didn't last to long ;) either they would...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,452
Posted By Don Buska

It looks rather nice. If in person it looks like...

It looks rather nice. If in person it looks like it hasn't been abused I'd agree go for it. It's only money and they just don't make them like that anymore. It's way better than what you could get...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,452
Posted By Don Buska

Note these didn't have brake lever hoods when...

Note these didn't have brake lever hoods when new. Check them out at the Fuji catalog site. (http://www.classicfuji.com/S10-S_Model_Years_Thumbs.htm)
I've seen a great deal of pedal swapping. Some...
04-05-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By Don Buska

You are probably correct on the details of the...

You are probably correct on the details of the upper spring in the mounting knuckle. Here is the text from the Suntour Sprint 9000 and Superbe Pro Leaflets, " On the Sprint 9000 (or sub Superbe Pro...
04-05-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Don Buska

The ones you show are the RH-1000 models which...

The ones you show are the RH-1000 models which have loose ball bearings and are really easy to service. They came out in the later part of the 70's. Next in 1983 came the BH-1500's which had sealed...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,452
Posted By Don Buska

As already mentioned these were a little heavier...

As already mentioned these were a little heavier gauge Hi-Ten Steel. They did convert from the original steel rims to aluminum alloy in 1974 and later. I have a recently restored 1975 version. ...
04-04-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,430
Posted By Don Buska

How To Remove Stuck/Seized/Frozen Bottom Bracket...

How To Remove Stuck/Seized/Frozen Bottom Bracket Fixed Cup by RJ the Bike Guy
04-04-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By Don Buska

I love to spread the joy :) I run the first...

I love to spread the joy :) I run the first generation Superbe Pro (RD-3100) on my 1980 SR 10-Speed and my 1980 Fuji Newest. So not a stranger to their excellent friction side versions either....
04-04-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By Don Buska

Side-by-Side Comparison of the Suntour Superbe Pro RD-SB00 and Sprint RD-SP10 Rear De

On a current build, high-end 1984 Araya Frame (post to come when completed) with chromed Suntour Superbe Pro dropouts, I am seriously considering using a last generation Suntour Sprint (SP) 9000...
Forum: Want To Buy
04-03-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,112
Posted By Don Buska

WTB: Suntour Sprint FD-3900H Front Derailleur

Looking for the front derailleur (shown below) for the Suntour Sprint 9000 series group. Doing a build shortly that will use much of this 9000 series. want a clean one with the painted labeling on...
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