I owned this exact same model of Fuji bike about 7 months ago- and then sold it at Veloswap in October. It had a very appealing look, from the riveted headbadge, to the paint, to the painted panel and graphics. I couldn't figure out what the tube joining method was. It almost looked like tig welds, but they were very small welds. It certainly wasn't fillet brazed... It weighed a ton, due partly to the chromed steel crankset.
My best clue to the age (darn old) was from the very small hub axle slots in the front and rear dropouts. A standard sized axle won't fit. The only possibility would be if the axle is smaller diameter, or if the axles are filed with 2 flats that are close enough together to slide in to the dropouts.
Very stylish and weird machine- probably casual trainer quality...
John Barron Minneapolis
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I've never seen one like that. Fuji had a totally different domestic line of bikes. The better bikes in Japan were branded Fuji "Feather". As you can see from the name badge this is a Feather. I used to leaf through the Japanese catalog but that memory is long faded. It looks like a training type bike. Its hard to date because the frame gives me no idea and the parts were made over quite a period. Strange stem. In the US Fuji had a tradition of selling a mid-level training bike and a top model. They never sold well but now they do well with their track bikes now
> Lugless Fuji pista at the Japanese auction. Has anyone seen these before,
> and have a idea of age? Photos at the bottom of the page. Thanks.
> Dennis Young
> Hotaka, Japan