I’m still floored by what you can still find a secondhand store these days. Here’s what Scott E found, a 1975 Fuji Special Tourer. Just look what a proper wheelset and new saddle will do for an OTS.
Note: OTSG bonus points for including the original pie plate on the new wheelset!
This is a 1975 Fuji “Special Tourer” that I found about a month ago at my local Salvation Army Thrift Store for $29.99. I’ve included a photo of how it looked when I bought it (save for the new wheels). I refreshed the bottom bracket and headset myself, and then had the local bike shop wrap the handlebars and run new cables, housings, and chain. Once I had it home, I added the Brooks saddle, stainless steel fenders, handlebar bag, and rear rack. I’ve since added a bell and trunk bag. The bike serves as my daily commuter. The ride is indescribably plush.
“Hadrian on a Bicycle”