Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Check out my effort to recognize US Servicemen and raise charitable contributions for the Marine League Charities. I could use all the help I can get. It is very worthy cause and only requires me to ride 65 miles off-road in single day, Flagstaff to Grand Canyon.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Club Fuji - Retro Mod
I am nearly done building this bike for myself. This bike reminded me of a bike that I might have bought used as a first road bike. It is a 1987 Club Fuji and I enjoyed the fit and road feel the first time I rode it. It reminded me of my first "real" road bike which was a Tig welded Specialized Allez. This road bike project goal was to bring the classic look of the Club Fuji with some modern components to make a sweet sleeper of road bike.

Retro Features include:
Downtube shifting
Aero brake levers
Square taper crankset
Original Nitto Quill and B115 Nitto Handlebar
Original Club Fuji Frame and fork, spaced at 126mm, first year Fuji made a TIG welded front triangle
Original Hatta Versa headset
Original Sugino fluted and measured seatpost

Modern Features include:
Campy Mirage Crank with compact gearing 50/34
Miche Primato square taper bottom bracket
Campy Mirage 9 speed drivetrain with stainless Wipperman Connex chain
SRAM 9 speed cassette 11-21
Dura Ace 7700 downtube shifters
8/9 speed freehub body on 126mm spaced rear wheel
Campy Dual Pivot brake calipers
Campy Profit clipless pedals

Sneak Peek photo.