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Built up a Fuji 650c SS for my kid's 11th birthday

Old 02-19-16, 11:12 AM
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Built up a Fuji 650c SS for my kid's 11th birthday

I've had the bike for a while, but I had it set up as a fixie for my now 14-year-old (who'd long since outgrown it). My little guy didn't want a fixed gear.

Tossed on a free hub and changed to straight bars. (The drops that were on there had him stretched out too far, and it was hard for him to reach the brake levers.) Changed out the brakes and levers, installed new tires (expensive for 650c!) and added new bar grips.

Now, if I can find my calipers, I can measure the top tube diameter and get him some proper cable guides!

These little Fujis are so cool.


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Old 02-19-16, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by tiiger View Post
I've had the bike for a while, but I had it set up as a fixie for my now 14-year-old (who'd long since outgrown it). My little guy didn't want a fixed gear.

Tossed on a free hub and changed to straight bars. (The drops that were on there had him stretched out too far, and it was hard for him to reach the brake levers.) Changed out the brakes and levers, installed new tires (expensive for 650c!) and added new bar grips.

Now, if I can find my calipers, I can measure the top tube diameter and get him some proper cable guides!

These little Fujis are so cool.

That's awesome. If I had a kid they would ride something like this but I would get them riding fixed and see if I couldn't encourage them to do some track racing.
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Old 02-19-16, 11:58 AM
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Yeah, my older guy was all about the fixed gear. My younger guy, not so much.

For some reason, my two kids have completely different interests and attitudes, regardless of which drugs i give them.
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You are a good dad
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You are a good dad
Yeah, maybe, but really it makes it me feel less guilty about justifying new bike gear for myself.
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nice build !
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Sweet gift! If I was your skid I'd be more than stoked to receive this.
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