Welcome first-time submitter, Bill B. This is his ’77ish Fuji Gran Tourer.
Model Gran Tourer
Year Around 1977
Place Of Purchace: I purchaced this bike new at Erlanger Cyclery Cincinnati(Finneytown) loaction. Erlanger Cyclery is not longer in business. Not sure when they sold or went out of business. The store location where the bike shop once was is now Maverick Comic Books & Baseball Cards Store.
I used to ride this bike to high school. (graduated in 1979) I used to bungee cord my books to the luggage rack that is still attached to the bike. I guess today they would strap their laptop to the luggage rack. At my high school they had what was called senior priveliges that allowed you to leave school grounds for lunch. I would jump on the Fuji and race home for lunch and then back to school. The bike is all original with the exception of the front wheel which was stolen in the summer of 1979 while the bike was locked out back at the Wendys that I worked at. I still have and use the same bike lock cable (from around 1973) that is on the luggage rack in the backyard photos of the bike. The Honda Element that I have with the Fuji in it makes a nice transport vehicle for the bike and our Three dogs. Not bike related, but that particular Element is a bit of a rarity also, because it is a hard to find combination of AWD and a 5 Speed stick shift. It seems like most of the Fuji Gran Tourers around that time were 12 speeds. Not sure why this one was a Ten Speed.
West Chester Ohio