Ben H.—of Meteor Lux, Stalker, Aerowind, and who can forget “the Dude” fame—has graciously added another to our wall. This is his Fuji Espree 12, I don’t know what everyone else thinks, but this doesn’t look like a donor bike to me!
Trash day paid off this past week as I found this nice Fuji road bike leaning against the mailbox. It was dusty, has some paint bubbles and little rust and bad tires, but otherwise seemed very solid. It came from the same neighborhood that the ‘legendary’ Dude.
Cleaned it up a bit, but a set of Kenda gum wall tires on it, lubed things up and fixed the bolt tension on the rear brake caliper and it rides like a dream. It is made from Valite triple butted tubing.
I responded to a Craigslist ad of someone visiting their girlfriend for a few weeks at the University that I work at, and it is currently on loan until October 13th. After that its fate will be determined. The frame and fork may get used as the basis for a ss/fixie with the wheels, cranks and some other parts used to upgrade a CCM mixte I bought earlier this year.
Thanks again Ben