Thanks to Ben in Chicago for prolonging our Fuji love-fest. His very well maintained, one owner Fuji Gran Tourer SE is very similar to Bill’s ’79 Fuji Gran Tourer from Tuesday. The SE does have brazed cable guides whereas Bill’s ’79 has cable clamps (Is that a product of the trim level or the year?) Both of these Fujis sport SunTour components — the official component of the OTSG. I am a little disappointed Ben removed both the front and rear reflectors as well as the spoke mounted reflectors. Maybe he just lost or broke them and just hasn’t gotten around to replacing them. The early 90s Avocet gel saddle seems to trim out this lead-sled quite nicely.
Spring time in Chicago. This 1980 Fuji Gran Tourer SE was my second derailer bike. Except for the front wheel, seat, bottom bracket and some maintenance items it is original. The downtube shifters were part of the package, state of the art “Suntour power shifter”. Things were different then.
Rode it for commuting in Chicago 1980-1981 and then hung it up for family. Started riding it again in 1991 and boy is a 35 lb. steel frame a great way to get in shape fast. It will never become a fixie. Now if I could just find some 1980 Fuji decals.
Yes it is a
12speed, but what’s one more cog between old bike riders.