Just a few months ago, I saw a Fuso with the Cal Poly team paint in Shaw's Lightweight Cycles. It was beautiful. I believe it was sourced by Shaw's for the paint. Terry Shaw is a font of knowledge and I trust him with any and all of my vintage bikes. Good luck in your search.
Marc St. Martin
I am looking for a picture of a Fuso with the green and yellow Cal-Poly paint scheme. I think this falls under Keeper of the Flame research, but if you disagree please respond off list. Any help appreciated :^)
Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ
-----Original Message----- From: E. David Moulton [mailto:david@ProdigalChild.net] Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 4:23 PM To: Doug Van Cleve Subject: Re: Fuso info in trade for pin :^)
Hi Doug, I have put a picture of the Cal-Poly Team jersey on my website. The bikes were the same color green and yellow as on the jersey. The frames were green
on the bottom, fading to yellow on the top. If you drew a straight line diagonally across the frame from just above the rear brake bridge, dissecting the Fuso name decal on the down tube and ending about the mid
point of the front fork. This would be the line where the color faded from green to yellow. The Fuso name was in black in the FRX style decals with the
name on the down tube, and smaller name decals at the top of the seat
and front fork. There is a picture of an FRX on Page2 of the "Bicycle"
section. Here is the link to the new picture on my site:
this to Classic Rendezvous.
> Hi Dave.
> It has been a while, but I was wondering if you can provide any more
> on the paint you mention below. My dad is apparently interested in
> his Fuso repainted and I suggested that the original collegiate scheme
> be neat if we could figure it out.
> Regards, Doug
> P.S. Do you mind if I forward your e-mail about the Cal-Poly bike to
> the Classic-Rendezvous list to see if anybody there has any pictures
> or info?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Moulton [mailto:david@ProdigalChild.net]
> Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 9:13 AM
> To: Doug Van Cleve
> Subject: Re: Fuso info in trade for pin :^)
> Hi Doug,
> I'm sending another Fuso Pin for your dad. The 58cm frame you have is
> an interesting one. The non-standard geometry and the race number tab
> tells me this is one I custom built in 1990 for a rider on the
> Cal-Poly Team in San Luis Obispo, CA. This was a team I sponsored and
> was the only time a Fuso would be custom built. Is it green and yellow
> by any chance? This was the team colors. I have a picture of the
> Cal-Poly Team with their bikes somewhere, if I find it I'll post it on
> the website. The early Fusos had the
> metal head badge and I agree it was a nice touch. But later it was dropped
> to cut cost. There comes a time when you have to decide whether to
> prices or cut costs; I decided the head badge should go rather than raise
> the price. Best regards, Dave
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Doug Van Cleve" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "'David Moulton'" <david@ProdigalChild.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 7:24 PM
> Subject: RE: Fuso info in trade for pin :^)
>> Thanks Dave.
>> Good to hear the sizing info straight from the horse's mouth, so to
>> speak. I am a sporadic reader. Maybe Prodigal Child would be a good
>> birthday present for me (I will have to drop a few hints to my wife,
>> :^) I am fixing up a bike for my dad at his request, and I ended up
>> with another Fuso. This one is marked FRX and has "58" and "2250"
>> stamped in
>> BB shell. The geometry does not match the table on the Classic
>> Rendezvous website at all. It has a 58cm top tube and also has a
>> race plate tab
>> the top tube. It also doesn't have a cool headbadge like mine. I am
>> thinking that it might be from after you stopped, but it is 126mm OLD
>> in back...
>> Regards, Doug