Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cool thing

One of the blogs that I pay attention to is Cork Grips who recently posted pics and a link to this sweet Hufnagel custom shifter/lever combo. Check it. Viva thumb shifters!

1986 Mt. Fuji LTD

This is a new project that I hope I can convince my brother in law to accept as a kid hauler and grocery getter. It was Fuji's top of the line mtb for 1986, and it is loaded with radness. Front and rear early model Suntour rollercams, drilled, and with the alloy cams. Suntour XC hubs, shifters, rear der (sport 7000), and pedals. Sugino AT crank with some BB that I've never seen before (maybe Suntour XC). Here's the catalog info:
The frame is fully lugged and has double eyelets on the rear vertical drop out with the "hidden" interior eyelets up top. The entire frame seems to be chromed under the paint and only exposed on the drive side chain stay. The fork is just tigged unicrown and has the "lawers lips" drop outs. Anyway, I know that's probably too much detail so here's the candy as I found it:

The chrome stuff:
Never seen one of these before:
Very similar to the Superbe Pro pedals:
...on the middle anyways...
Head lugs:

Not the original bars:
Radical stem:
Two bolter:
Mid flange hubs:
Hard anno RM-20s:
It's light too! :
The bike will get a bit of a overhaul before becoming the ultimate city bike; different tires, bars, seat, grips, racks, and fenders. We'll see how it goes.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fat tires

Had to take a pic, sorry for the product placement. I still have great love of canned beer, and this was probably the first 12 pack of good beer I've ever bought. A bungee and the Nitto mini front rack worked great to haul it over.

Monday, December 5, 2011

East Ridge Runner

I know this "winter" weather won't last, but this last weekend was really killer. I got a chance to try out the '85 Stumpy that I happened to find recently. I can't believe that it works so well. The components are all original and in great shape. I was most impressed with the Suntour XC "high normal" front der. which is so smart. My other old timey mtb will shift into the small ring up front about half of the time because the spring is losing it's juice. With the reverse movement on the XC I can at least get it to drop into an easier gear when I need it, which I do more frequently than using the big ring.
More later on the stumpy...