[CR]Re: Fuji

(Example: Production Builders)

Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 11:01:29 -0600
From: "Michael Murphy" <michaelmurphy@mac.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <57D49058-264E-11D7-91F8-000393BFB73C@rochester.rr.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: Fuji


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>>> Fuji Racer "The Newest." serial number K7H02077. Any way to
>>> confirm build
>>> date? Incredible bike that I think was Fuji's first serious entry
>>> into the
>>> States. This was their top model. I have an original brochure
>>> somewhere
>>> and will eventually compare this bike to the brochure specs. Silver
>>> with
>>> reddish orange seat tube panel. VERY long point top headlug. Head
>>> and seat
>>> lugs have holes drilled in them going consecutively smaller. Both
>>> headlugs
>>> are chromed as is the seat stay caps and chromed front and rear
>>> socks.
>>> Sunshine large flange hubs, Suntour Cyclone derailleurs and ratchet
>>> shifters
>>> on DT. Pearl stem and neat Sakae handle bar with small holes
>>> drilled around
>>> the outside edge of the center reinforcing sleeve. Dura Ace
>>> sidepull first
>>> gen brakes. Wonderful frame details and craftsmanship.
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>> Hi Eric,
>> I have a very similar bike. Decals are same color as yours, but says
>> "Fuji Racer", no mention of Newest. Its beautiful. Did you notice the
>> fully chromed frame under the paint? I always figured it was vintage
>> 1975-8, somewhere in there. Mine has first gen Suntour Superbe
>> shifters, deraillers, stem, and brakes. Sugino drilled cranks,
>> beautifully finished. I rode it to the Larz bike show in Boston this
>> summer, and many folks commented on the bike - some said they had had
>> one themselves in the 70's. My bike serial # is K9E10027. Mine has a
>> name - The Pride of Japan.
>> Anyone out there wants to see pics, just LMK.
>> -Dan Borden in Brookline, MA
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The Ukai rims on this bike were plastic filled. I know of no other plastic filled rims. I still ride my Weimann wood filled rims as do several of my friends. Never had any problems with either.

Michael Murphy
PO Box 6
Paige, Texas 78659
512 825 2048