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Fuji Touring Series IV

This unused Fuji came to me from Shaun Deller who lives in Portland, OR. He was kind enough to hold it for me until I flew in to take posession. It was complete and intact - and even had the original spare spokes in their frame mounted holders. Shaun is a great cycling advocate in the Portland area, and designer of fine wool cycling hats (http://www.shaundeller.com/)

From The Dancing Chain, 2nd ed, p235: "The 1984 Fuji Touring Series IV had a Sugino Aero Tour triple crankset, SunTour MounTech derailleurs, and DiaCompe cantilever brakes. At $440, it was the bargain amongst touring bikes"

Portland - February 2008 - NAHBS

What a great inaugural ride the Fuji took me on !! Rapha clothing (http://www.rapha.cc) hosted a sunday morning, 7:30am ride, which Aaron and I found out when we arrived involved 40 miles and 4,000' of climbin !! Judging by the young and strong bunch that turned out, this wasnt exactly gonna be a mellow little social ride. Grueling for my old bones, but an absolutely FABULOUS route taking you up along a popular road called SkyLine ride. Yup... it was really a training ride - after a muddy fire road, long ascent and a few miles along the spine - we dropped all the way down - and DID another climb back up! Seriously though, thanks to all the folks at Rapha for hosting this ride. Every time I use my two Rapha water bottles on SoCal rides, I'll think of this day.

Thanks to Larry Myers and the folks at the Recyclery - both for hosting the Saturday night beer and pizza part and swap meet and goodtime cameraderie event, and ALSO for letting me bring the Fuji over a bit early to do some modificaitons. In preperation for the return visit this summer, the fuji got new Pasela 1 1/4 tires, salmon cool stops for the (crumby!) canti brakes, adjusted the blackburn rack so that it rides the saddlebags correctly, AND finished mounting up the VeloOrange 45mm Adonized and Pre Drilled Metal fenders. Chris - I hoped I'd be able to see you at the show and thank you in person for these fantastic fenders. I must say, for a novice like me, who hasn't mounted many fenders before, the mounting kit worked like a charm. And on this ride, not one little click, bump, rub !! See the photos, or click here for the VeloOrange website.

And lastly - thanks to John S for graciously hanging on the Fuji until July when I return to this fantastic cycling city and begin the ride back to California with the Tourer IV! UPDATE: Leg ONE of the ride is done !! Bike is now in Klamath Falls !!!

From the Craigslist post:

This is an all original Fuji Touring Series IV bicycle. Size 60 cm frame. A great bike for loaded touring, commuting or whatever. It is from the early to mid 80's but looks as though it's hardly been ridden. The bike is in great condition with only a few minor scratches on the top tube. Here is a rundown of the components.
-Fuji VALite Cro-mo lugged frame and fork with complete braze-ons for racks, fenders, 3 bottles, shifters, frame pump and spare spokes
-UKAI 27" black rims that are in true
-SE sealed bearing hubs
-Suntour Mountech drivetrain
-Sugino AT triple chainring touring cranks
-Dia-Compe cantilever brakes and levers
-Tange Falcon headset
-Nitto handlebar and stem
-Sugino alloy seatpost
-Vetta Saddle
-SR alloy pedals
-Blackburn alloy rack
-Salmon KookStop pads
-VeloOrange adonized fenders
-King stainless cages
-Pasela 27x1 1/4 tires (not tourgard)
-Selle Italia saddle

-LonePeak bar bag & panniers