Fuji steel frame, s: are these any good?
Fuji steel frame, s: are these any good?
I was digging through my shed, looking for a shovel, and discovered--or rather remembered--that I own an old Fuji lugged steel frame bike. Someone gave it to me in the late 80s so that my girlfriend could ride with me on my various toodlings around Durham, NC, when I was in grad school. (Nice riding there back then; now it's "developed".)
The thing is really cool--old Campagnolo hubs with big, tall flanges that must be from the 70s, built up with what were back in the 80s when this was given to me fancy schmancy Mavic rims with the inverse/concave profile. They may be 18mm rims? No idea. The derailleurs are nothing great--Sun Tour-- and it's only 5 speed.
But what a fun discovery. This is the joy of early onset dementia: on forgets what one has. Alas.
In any case: beyond the Fuji metal label and a sticker from some bike shop in Montclair, NJ (hipster central nowadays, I hear), there is nothing to identify the bike frame. It's not some clunker commuter or beater bike.
So my question: one, did Fuji make good steel frames in the 80s? I wonder if it'd be worth repainting (it's all chrome) and building up as a classic steel bike. Is there any way to find out/identify the frame to determine its quality, etc?
I'd just hop on and ride it to see what I think but time has taken its toll: tires are trashed, all the cables a mess, the gummy brake hoods on the shimano brakes are peeling away, the tape is almost gone, etc.
I realize I can just build it up and have a nice old bike, but I am wondering if there is some way to know exactly what I've got.
And while I'm at it: can one still buy really skinny tires to look good on my 18mm rims?
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Beginning in Fuji has recorded an impressive number of technological firsts. In , they recorded firsts again with the Fuji Team, the bike the Mercury Cycling Team rode to more US National Cup wins than any other team in the past three seasons. Fuji continues its tradition of innovation and value that is hard to beat.
History of Fuji Bicycles
Just before the turn of the century in , Japan’s Nichibei Fuji was born. Since the first Fuji bike was built, Fuji was destined to become a leader in the bicycle industry. When the first bikes rolled off the line, Fuji engineers recognized the need for designs that would perform at a higher level. By the roaring twenties, Fuji was well on its way and was Japan’s most popular bike, dominating not just the marketplace, but also winning races in the increasingly popular cycling competitions being held around Japan.
Fuji engineers began researching and developing bicycles for world-class racing, not only to win, but also to use the competitive environment as a laboratory for advanced bicycle technology, discovering faster, lighter and more durable designs. In the 30s, Fuji established the first national stage race between Osaka and Tokyo and, naturally sponsored the winning team of this Tour de Japan. Today, this race remains one of the premier races in all of Asia.
Fujis racing tradition continued, when in the first Asian games held in New Delhi and was won by a young Shoichiro Sugihara on a Fuji. During this period, Fuji was so popular throughout Asia that sales of Fuji bicycles were quickly expanded into other Asian markets.
In , the Olympics were held in Tokyo and Fuji’s chief engineer and world-renowned competitive bike designer Dr. Shoichiro Sugihara coached the Japanese national team. He also designed the bicycles that the team competed on. This is the same Shoichiro Sugihara that won the first international cycling competition on a Fuji. He repeated this role at both the Olympics in Mexico and the Olympics in Munich. Fuji’s place in bicycle history was assured.
In , Fuji America was established on our shores. Those were days during which recognition for the innovation, efficiency and craftsmanship of Japanese manufacture was reserved to the connoisseur. It was just beginning to become apparent in the field of electronics and the automotive world. Our mission was clear-cut: earn the deserved admiration of what Japans combination of modern technology and old world ideology could achieve. With one look, one ride, Fuji became one of the most respected brands in the U. S. Among Fuji’s breakthroughs in those early years was the utilization of double-butted Chrome Molybdenum frame sets on many popular-priced models.
We were ahead of our time with the first to introduce the now legendary Shimano Dura Ace component group on a production bike. In , & Fuji was ranked first in Consumers Reports bicycle test. In , we fielded the first national women’s racing team and in , one of the first companies to manufacture frames with the space-age material, titanium. The list of firsts goes on and on, both in world and Olympic competition and innovation.
Fuji America research and development staff constantly pushes the envelope of cycling technology to build the finest bicycles anywhere. An example of their recent achievement is the Team Issue road frame. It weighs in at a scant lbs. One of the lightest road frames in the world! This is the frame that carried the Mercury professional cycling team to over 70 victories in the ’99 season making it the top professional cycling team in the U.S.
The Mercury cycling team was also awarded the VeloNews team of the year for the fourth year in a row. Another example is our Diamond series dual suspension. A suspension design that the top German cycling magazine ranked first in a shoot out of all the popular suspension designs available worldwide. Fuji’s reputation for state of the art bicycles and outstanding values has assisted its expansion into Europe, a continent rich with cycling history.
From the road to the mountains to the city streets, Fuji bicycles are products of this heritage. Fuji was first to utilize double-butted Chromoly tubing on popular-priced models; the first to introduce speed gearing on production bikes; The first to spec a bike with a Shimano Dura-Ace group. The first to develop a high-quality city bike with oversized tires; the first to develop 24/inch wheel combination models for the smaller adult cyclist.
Fuji’s line remains remarkable with bikes like the pound Fuji Team and the Fuji Triple Diamond mountain bike, the dual suspension bike rated #1 by Germanys top cycling magazine. Or the fun, functional and affordable Fuji Cambridge, one of their leisure bikes. Theyre all worth looking into. Fujis record of offering higher-quality components than on comparable competitive models, their bikes will give you more than your moneys worth, too.
Today, Fuji brand bicycles are sold world wide and recognized for innovation, quality, performance and value. Throughout their diverse bicycle line you’ll find engineering refinements, both subtle and striking. These are the result of young, dynamic design, research and marketing teams who are cyclists themselves. They’ve grown up riding America’s roads and trails. They have searched for precision and reliability from every element of every bike they’ve ever ridden. They share your desire for outstanding value.
Years of Fuji
Before the automobile, before the airplane, and before the turn of the last century, Fuji began as a bicycle company – founded in and named for one of the world’s most iconic peaks.
In the years since, the Fuji brand and its distinctive mountain logo have been synonymous with cycling and cyclists everywhere, which is why you still hear riders say, “My first bike was a Fuji.”
Fuji has been a company of firsts, whose moments in time changed cycling history – and whose legacies continue to this day.
Look at any professional road race or at the highest of high-end bikes and you’ll see the dominance of Shimano components. It was far from that in , when cycling was ruled by Italian manufacturer Campagnolo and another Japanese brand, Suntour.
Hoping to break into the component wars, Shimano developed its first race group, Dura-Ace (image.) And introduce it to the rest of the world, it chose a Fuji bike, The Ace. Shimano is now the world’s top component brand, from the pros on down.
American road racing was in its infancy in the early s, and women’s racing was almost non-existent. To the fore stepped Fuji, sponsoring the first U.S. women’s national team – Fuji/Suntour – in
Forty-five years of continuous sponsorship later, the Fuji brand still wins women’s races all over the world, now as the sponsor of the American TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank team.
Fuji introduced the world’s first speed bike, the S in With a then-revolutionary 6-speed freewheel, the S (image) opened the gear wars that now see bikes with as many as 12 and 13 speeds out back.
Skip forward to the early part of this decade, when carbon frames were replacing aluminum as the material of choice for professionals. The first woman to win a world championship on a carbon bike was Germany’s Judith Arndt, in – on a Fuji.
Winning has been and continues to be a part of Fuji’s corporate DNA. The brand has competed in road cycling’s biggest races – the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France (image) and Vuelta a España – and in , Omar Fraile rode the speedy Transonic to the King of the Mountains title at the Spanish grand tour. Off-road, Fuji bikes have won back-to-back world mountain bike championships (Annika Langvad in and ) and saw Amy Morrison pilot the Auric LT to its first USA Cycling Enduro gold medal.
Today, Fuji’s full line of bikes makes it one of the top four brands sold through the specialty bicycle retail channel in the U.S., distributed in more than markets worldwide. Its award-winning road, mountain, gravel, touring, recreation and electric bikes appeal to cyclists of all ages and abilities.
From cutting-edge racers like the new Transonic, women’s Supreme and Auric LT, to groundbreaking designs like the new Jari Carbon, to the versatility and fun of the best-selling Absolute series, Fuji leads the industry in the combination of engineering and value.
As we begin our second years, we know our customers will still continue to say, “My first bike was a Fuji.” And we know their next bike will be, too.
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