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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:18 pm 

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 5:41 pm
Posts: 3
Hello gang,
I have been riding a fairly unorthodox bicycle for a while. The specifications are below. It rides like pure butter. I picked up parts from forum members (nakedgav), used bicycle shops, international mail orders, old boxes of parts, auctions, everywhere. I fluctuate between 143-157lbs and I am 29 years old. The hardest part of this bicycle was wrapping/weaving the bars around the stubs.

Location: Ruston, Louisiana

Frame:Ishiwata 331 CrMo Tubing Frame 4.9lbs
Fork:Ishiwata 331 CrMo Tubing Fork 1.8lbs

Headset:Campagnolo Record threaded 1" headset
Stem:3ttt stem
Handlebar:Cinelli 63-38 handlebars
Bar Tape:2 rolls ProPulsion white Cork tape, 3 rolls Fizik grey synthetic Bar tape

Brake Levers/Brifters:Shimano Exage bl-a541 aero brake lever stubs, Tektro rl726 cross levers
Brake Calipers:Mafac Racer Center Pull brake calipers
Brake Pads:Generic
Brake Cables: Generic

Shifters:Campagnolo Friction Downtube shifters w. homemade downtube stop
Front Derailleur:Suntour Cyclone
Rear Derailleur:Suntour Cyclone
Derailleur Cables:
Cassette:Campagnolo 9speed
Chain:Campagnolo Record
Cranks:Campagnolo Chorus Cranks
Chainrings:Campagnolo Chorus
Bottom Bracket:Campagnolo Chorus
Pedals: Xpedo XCF07atb (255g)(Taiwanese), not shown

Rims:Mavic CXP33
Hubs:Campagnolo Veloce hubs
Hub Skewers: Schwinn ?
Tyres:Continental Gatorskin 700x25c tires (one flat after 320km, 300km flat free so far)

Saddle:Brooks B-17 Leather Saddle
Seatpost: Sugino Mighty

Fenders: SKS P35 Fenders

Weight:22.5lbs (10.227kg)

Photos, the day these pictures were taken it was about 97/98 Fahrenheit or 36 Celsius for the Flickr image gallery

The whole bicycle, this is where the make great butter

These are the brakes

Bikes and horses

The pedals


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:48 pm
Posts: 77
Location: Omaha Beach
Now, that bike has character. I like it. 8) The stubs look like they'd be a nightmare to tape-up. I don't know if you spend any time in the drops or not, but have you considered switching to bullhorns like Nitto RB-018's?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:24 pm 

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 5:41 pm
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Yes I have thought about bullhorn handlebars.
I used to have time trial bars on this bike when it was a fixed gear, but I like the stability of the stubbed handlebars for accelerating and climbing hills.

Of course my influence is Graeme Obree and fixed gear bicycle's sleek design.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:54 pm 
Concours Judge
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Posts: 8169
Location: a proper EU country
Nice bike muer. I am fan of Japanese bikes and I know Fujis are among the finest. Unlike Miyatas (Koga) and Panasonic, I rarely encounter Fujis were I live.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:47 am 

Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:33 am
Posts: 5
Features of this bike looks great but recently i have purchased this type of bike but it doesn't made happy because i was very attractive in looking but it is not helpful for me when i ride it. So if you have any experience in this bike please suggest me should i buy it.

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