Re: [CR]Fuji Pista


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Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 08:46:15 -0600
From: Velostuf <jb@velostuf.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, joebz@optonline.net, mail@woodworkingboy.com
Subject: Re: [CR]Fuji Pista


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

Joe B-Z
GNNJ.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Young"
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Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2003 6:55 AM
Subject: [CR]Fuji Pista



> 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.
>
> http://page2.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b34746972
>
> Dennis Young
> Hotaka, Japan