Re: [CR]Was: Cinelli bikes now Fuji

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Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 06:07:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Jerome & Elizabeth Moos" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Was: Cinelli bikes now Fuji
To:, David Ross <>,
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Wow, I'd be amazed if a Fuji Newest came with Nuovo Record, but then I'm amazed by something here every day. I have seen Fuji Newest both in catalogs and "in the steel" which were most definitely all Suntour/Sugino/Diacompe. The closest they came to Campy NR was that the Sugino Mightly could be mistaken for it from 25 ft away. It is possible that Fuji speced the Newest with NR at some time in the 70's, but I've never heard of such a thing, and it would seem out of character for Fuji, which seemed to have a loyalty to Japanese parts as great as Peugeot's loyalty to French parts. If someone has a catalog with a Campy NR equiped Fuji Newest, or any so equiped 70's Fuji model I'd LOVE to see it.


Jerry Moos

Mike Schmidt <> wrote:

Jerry and the list

I had a Fuji Finest circa 1972. That bike had all Japanese parts (mostly Suntour and Sugino) but Jerry, I am not with you on the Fuji Newest. In the early 70's, the top of the line Fuji had Campagnolo Nuovo Record on it but I think the non-campy stuff was Japanese. I wish I could find my old Fuji Catalog from that year. Actually Fuji bikes of that vintage are hard to find.

Riding despite the humidity, Mike Schmidt New York, NY

On Tue Aug 2 8:20 , Jerome & Elizabeth Moos sent:

Not to mention the Fuji Finest, Newest and Ace. Not one non-Japanese piece on those bikes IIRC. I think Japanese classic bikes are much underrated. Most likely it is because, other than Miyata, they never supplied the European peleton with frames, and there were no notable Japanese road riders. A bit odd we've not seen some Japanese international riders on the road. Smaller stature really isn't much of a handicap in cycling, except in road sprinting. And there are plenty of Japanese larger than some of the diminutive Italian climbers.


Jerry Moos Houston, TX

David Ross <> wrote: Isn't Japan being a little bit overlooked here? At least later in the CR period, say '77 - '84. You could put together a mighty nice '81 Zunow or 3Rensho (not to mention many others) with a complete Suntour Superbe or Shimano group, Araya rims, Panaracer tires... many other choices for a complete Japanese build.

Dave Ross
Portola Valley, CA