After Appliance Almond, I’d have to say Orange is my favorite color for an OTS. Here is Ben R’s nicely preserved ’75 Fuji Special Tourer.
This is a 1975 Fuji Special Tourer. The bike was purchased new in 1975 in Delaware by some woman whose son sold me the bike several months ago. When I bought it, the saddle was probably the only thing not caked with grease (you know how chalky it gets when it’s old). I’ve spent spent the past month and a lot of steel wool restoring the bike back to [relatively] original condition. The front and rear derailleurs, brakes, and hubs have been taken apart, cleaned, greased, and reassembled. The dummy disk is original too! The cables/housing, tires, chain, and rear cassette are the only non-original parts.
The spec list is not remarkable, but quality:
- Front derailleur: Suntour Spirit
- Rear Derailleur: Suntour GT
- Stem/handlebars: Nitto
- Brakes: Dia Compe center pull
- Rims: Ukai
- Hubs: Sunshine
- Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro
- Pedals: XLC retro