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.


videographer said...

Is it blasphemy for me to ask about building a free wheel single speed/

Eric said...
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Eric said...

Ask away. There is no discrimination in these parts, if it has two wheels it has a place here. A SS is very similar to FIXIE as both need good chainline and properly tensioned chain. Don't use a tensioner, it is bound to fail. Don't forget to install brakes. Doh!

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