Re: [CR]Touring on vintage lightweights

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Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 23:30:00 -0500
From: "Mark Stonich" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Touring on vintage lightweights
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At 8/17/2004 11:19 PM -0400, Joe Bender-Zanoni wrote:
>The first decent off the shelf tourer might be the Fuji America. 1976. Other

When the December '76 issue of Bicycling arrived at my house, my wife called me at work and said "Centurion just came out with your dream bike." I volunteered at a bike Co-Op which ordered me the first ProTour in Minnesota. Beautiful metallic robins egg blue, SunTour BarCons, Sakei Randonneur bars, full wrap seat stays, double eyelet dropouts F&R, Tange Champion #2 tubes, Sanshin ProAm hubs, and brazed on centerpull brakes. Perfectly brazed, elegantly simple, gold lined lugs.

I built bikes for everyone else in my family, but I never built myself an upright, single frame. Didn't see how I could improve on the one I already had.

Whenever I see it hanging in my basement, I wish my arthritic hands and shoulders were still up to long days on a non-recumbent.

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