Hello to all,
I am a new member. My name is Phil Randall from south western Indiana USA. I am looking forward to learning more about classic lightweights.
Right now I am working on getting a Fuji Espree into shape to ride. It was given to me by a coworker and is all in pieces. The frame is pretty rough lots of paint chips. I am planning refinishing the frame. There was a decal on the frame that said that it is made from vA Lite triple butted tubing. What is that? The frame number is FK301172. Does this tell me when it was made?
I also have another bike. It is a Free Spirit. I guess it was sold by Sears. It is silver. And has a made in Austria stamp on it. It has Weinmann center pull brakes. Suntour front Derailer and Shimano rear. It has a lugged frame but they are not fancy. It is really a pretty low end bike. But I am curious about it. I thought It might have been made by Austro Daimler after seeing pictures of those bikes at the classic Rendezvous web site.