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 Post subject: 1986 Mt Fuji Ltd
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:20 pm 
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Right if anyone wants a squizz at the old girl here she is.

I shipped this from the US as a parts bin or pub bike. I'm assuming a bit of a rarity in the UK? Decals and a few components were tatty, but really it only needed a quick strip down [although if you look carefully you'll see that I spent some care polishing the spoke protector :wink: ]

Definitely to good to break, so pub it is. [the Pub is at the top of the hill, and the fuji's long wheelbase makes for a suitably stable return journey]

Rather heavy, but rides with such a reassuring, comfortable lope that I've found myself using it more often than I thought I would.

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Frame: Japan built Fuji [Ishiwata] double butted cr-mo. Not bad tapered lugs, and in case anyone thought it wasn't heavy enough, they chromed it before painting.

Fork: Fuji ridgid

Headset: Hatta Swan.
Stem: Nitto
Handlebar: Nitto
Grips: Grabons


Brakes: Suntour XC roller cams
Brake Levers: non-period ebay xc pros until NOS originals turn up.

Shifters: XC power ratchet
Rear Derailleur: currently non period XT as I cleaned the orginal XC into oblivion.
Cassette: Suntour winer 6 spd
Cranks: Sugino AT
Bottom Bracket: Suntour XC
Pedals: Suntour XC compe

Rims: RM 20 SHA
Hubs: SUntour XC
Tyres: Mitsubishi monster heavies
Tubes: Probably

Saddle: Turbo
Seatpost: Suntour XC 26,4mm
Seatpost Binder: Suntour & Hite rite

Weight: Certainly.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:38 pm 
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Proper Retro!

Lots of shiney bits- always good, especially those brakes.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:20 am 
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Superb, great pics too.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:35 pm 
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It's a sign of the times that with work and children, my Fuji pub bike wasn't getting much use. So I've tweaked it into a town bike suitable for going to the shops.

There is a boozer on the way to the shops of course .......


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Changes:

Brookes B68 saddle
SR Bullmoose stem
22mm super wide bars
Suntour XC power brake levers
Drilled 39t chainring
Suntour Cyclone II mech
Caradice Nelson Saddlebag and QR 'bagman' support
Araya 7x Rims with Ground Controls
Some Mudguards

At frst I was slightly disconcerted at the clobber I'd thrown at it, but it all works well and is useful which means the bike gets ridden. Although I'd prefer a Honey saddle and think the tyres will have to be swapped for something more tarmac friendly. Anyone recommend a good amber wall road tyre - say 1.75"?

I've also found out that it's a 1986, not '85 as I originally thought.

Here's the catalogue link to a neat Fuji site.

http://classicfuji.com/1986_09_Mt.FujiLTD_Page.htm


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:53 pm 
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Very nice vintage 8)
The sign is cool too.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:43 pm 
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Very nice bike, i especially like the SunTour setup.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:55 pm 
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Love it! Very minty and a real headturner....... well, for me it is! :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:15 pm 
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im liking that bond!......nice to see the roller cams too!........too good for a pub hack though.......


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:37 am 
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I use Nokia City Runners on my Jamis (lots of pics here.... http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ight=jamis) and find them ideal for road use.
The Jamis only ever gets used for cruising along the beach front, so the Nokias work a treat.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:57 am 
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The revamp looks ace!!.... the changes really suit it.. very cool 8)


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