[CR]Old Fuji


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To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 07:55:56 -0400
From: beaver_lodge@juno.com
Subject: [CR]Old Fuji

Folks, I'm Jim Newell from Baltimore. Last summer, 2004, I got bit by the bug in a big way. I used to take two basket cases, make one serviceable bike, and give it to a Boy Scout so he could work on the merit badge. But, I never did much for myself. I have refurbished four bikes in a more serious way: (sizes are c-c) #1 is a 63cm Clark Wamsley (lives in Morgantown, WV) and he made bikes in earlier days with 531 tubes. Got some replacement decals from him. #2 is a 67cm Soma from the Japanese era. It was 1040 steel, a monster. It turned out nice, but a bit heavy. Tange fork. #3 is a pre-1976, 63cm, Dawes that has beautiful lugs. Had it painted by The Color Factory in NJ. It's a 531 in chocolate brown; lugs highlighted in red. #4 is a 67.5cm Fuji made of VALite tubing by Ishiwata. It's all black. The rims are black; the brakes are black; the post is black; the stem is black; the bars & wrap are black; the cranks are black. If you are curious about these bikes and/or their parts, use the following link: http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/fmeca/Wamsley.html (excuse the ads)

Jim Newell
Baltimore MD USA
Cycling Merit Badge Counsellor