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1984 Fuji Touring Series V

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Fuji Touring Series V / 61cm / 1984

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The Bike was purchased from a Craigslist seller in St. Louis. Several challenges...paint needed repair, front rim was about 1.5-2" bent, otherwise all in good shape. I built a jig to get the front rim back to flat, which didn't work, so I used a heavy duty door frame. I was able to restore to the rim to within 1/8" of being flat, which came out during truing.

I matched the paint pretty closely at an auto paint dealer near me and they mixed a half pint of each color for me.

The bike came with the rear (Jim) Blackburn rack, the front rack and lowriders came from a Craigslist seller in Boston.

A full decal set was purchased from VeloCals.com, thanks JR, as most of the stock decals were either gone or close to gone, I was able to flake them all off with a fingernail.

This morning marked my first real ride on the bike. 25 miles of varied hills, flats, etc. With many stops for drivetrain and cockpit adjustments I believe I have it very close to dialed in. The bike rides...very solid. Something like a 79 Mercury sedan with nice new shocks. Hardly dead but very sure, very stable, which is what you'd like a touring bike to be. Pedaled up a 14% grade in the granny gear and got going about 38mph on a downhill. Handled both just fine.

More pics to come when I get a chance to take them somewhere other than the basement.

One last thing to do that I forgot about until I prepped the photo to post here...glue on the chainstay protector!

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She cleaned up nice!

You've got a lovely bike there. I've never seen the front racks paired like that and you've inspired me to consider pairing my blackburn crown-fork rack (currently shelved) with my lowrider (although I think it'll wait til the next time I re-wrap my handlebars with the "aero" barcon wrapping style). Thanks for sharing this lovely restoration



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