came across the site while looking for ideas for this build and
check it all the time for updates now. This bike is a Fuji although
I'm not sure of the make or year but i think it's from the 80's.
I found it as a working complete on Craigslist and the guy I bought
it from had tried to restore it with a bad powder coat and various
parts off several other bikes. After purchasing this bike I completely
dismantled it, used a Dremel to saw off and grind down all the cable
guides, then had the frame/fork sandblasted and powder coated a
sort of milk chocolate brown color. I cleaned up and re-used a lot
of the parts that came on this bike such as the Dia Compe brake,
Nitto stem and bars(flopped&chopped), Sugino cranks, and the blue
Vuelta Airline 2 wheels which I learned were stock on some early
2000's Trek 1000 road bikes. I bought the blue bar tape, tires,
KMC chain, seat post, rear cog/spacer kit, and chain ring. The seat
and pedals I had laying around the garage. I live in Jackson, WY,
which is flat for the most part even though it's completely surrounded
by mountains, so I geared this one at 46:16 which feels just about
right. I have a Turner 5 Spot for mountain biking and a Surly Long
Haul Trucker for longer road rides so this bike is mainly for cruising
around town and bar hopping.
for the great site and take care.