frame>fixie conversion from Fuji's Golden Age, on the cusp of the
vintage>modern transition. This frame still uses the Nervex-clone
lugs dating back to the mid-'70s Pro, but has the upright angles,
tighter wheelbase and fatter seatstays (w/gorgeous, huge scalloped
seatstay caps) of the crit-focused '80s bikes. Handling is still
fairly neutral, and with a little cush on the rubber (28c now, just
a tad tight in the rear but liveable) it's not much of a boneshaker.
America was a huge SunTour supporter, even after it stopped making
economic sense, so this gets dressed mostly in period Superbe &
Superbe Pro. Nitto Technomic & Dream/B-176 up front, and Brooks
out back 'cause the Fujita Professionals were never wide enough
for my wide load, even when I was young/thin. Paint's a little rough
on this one, too, but I see that as "character."
the MKM, this gets some early-morning spins on the days I sleep
too late to ride more than a few miles, and it's been last week's
and this week's favorite commuter.
Heart, One Mind, One Speed....