Obtained: September 2012
Found: Bike Works
While visiting my favorite place for project bikes, Bike Works, on a Wednesday I spotted a Fuji frame-set that gave me pause. I thought to myself "stop buying frame-sets! its easier to do complete bikes" and so I passed it by. I really liked the look of it, however, especially the world championship-like banding on the down tube and I had been hankering to work on a Fuji for a while so on Thursday I was back to buy it.
The excellent site -Classic Fuji- helped me identify my prize as a 1979 model Fuji Royale
I ran into issues with the rear derailleur and the crank-set I had out the parts bin so I put a new Shimano TZ-50 RD on the frame (cheap but effective) and lucked into a Fuji panto-graphed crank-set at Recycled Cycles to fix the crank issue. I even found a (modern) Fuji branded saddle for this build. The crank cleaned up nicely with the application of some Mother's Aluminum polish, a great tip from my friend Hugh -Mothers really does the trick.
rainbow stripes and the orange lug lining on the frame. I think the orange bar tape and toe straps add some color to an otherwise understated silver frame.
All in all I am happy with how it turned out and it was snapped up off Craigslist fairly quickly, so I guess the orange accents worked.