Stevie J (aka DearSirColon, aka BeaterRezQ) sent us his nicely done 1986 Fuji Palisades, and a familiar handlebar configuration.
OTSG we salute you! …as well as all others with a knack for the old, unusual and altogether funky in two-wheel-non-motorized transportation. This Fuji was given to me by a co-worker that purchased it brand new in 85-86. He knew that I collected/restored bicycles and said that his old back was tired of riding in a slumped position. I’ve been given many bikes in the past, and many being POS (scrap metal) so I reluctantly agreed to take it off of his hands…boy was I floored. Turns out the bike was a pristine 80’s Fuji in near to new shape, and other than the few scratches on one seat stay–flawless. It’s not a high dollar Fuji, nor is it the lightest one made but very road worthy and a solid ride. How you see it now is how I inherited it, minus the tires, funky bars, and the brake levers that I added. (my own old-school version of inline brakes, quite possibly better made and bomb-proof) components associated with this unit:( Made in Japan) Nitto stem, Sugino VP crank (bronze/chrome mix), Diacompe brakes, Fuji seat, Suntour shift group AR (2×6 gearing, my bad), Ukai alloy rims 27×1 1/4” …also added was an Avenir seat post rack Hope you all enjoy my offering as I do yours, Beater RezQ