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Fuji Palisade Single Speed

4 Dec

Here is a late 80’s steel Fuji Palisade 56cm converted into a Single Speed/Fixed urban assault bike. Suntour dropouts front and rear (horizontal) that are spaced standard, 100mm front and 126mm rear. Frame is made in Japan with Valite tubing with great lugs and the top of the fork is stamped fuji. Below is a list of components that make this baby GO! The paint is pearly white and nearly perfect, looks hardly ridden and perfectly maintained.

  • SR 1” quill stem with Japanese Sakae drop bars (that have been flopped and chopped, not in pic) and older Tange headset
  • SR Laprade seat post with Bontrager RL saddle and Sugino binder bolt
  • Suigino Crown crank set with a 46t Suigino “Mighty Competition” chainring and MKS peadals
  • New Shimano BB54 bottom bracket 68×115
  • Vintage Shimano brake set BR-Z57 with new cables and top bar in line brake pulls
  • Salsa Delgado rims 32h silver laced to a pair of silver Surly fixed/free hubs (bomb proof) and both are wrapped in new Michelin 700×23 Lithion rubber with a Shimano 17t freewheel, you supply the fixed cog and lock ring
Super sweet ride that is ultra stealthy!

Miyata Seven-Twelve Road Bike

4 Dec

’87 Miyata 712 53cm, this is a triple butted Chro-Mo steel frame and fork built in Japan with nice medium point lugs, braze ons are present on the front and rear drops for rack and/or fenders. Frame is painted Lavender and White, yeah yeah yeah late ’80’s color scheme with rear brake line running down the interior of the top tube. Frame and fork and paint are in great condition. She has been fully overhauled and all bearings repacked with fresh grease and all moving parts cleaned and lubed. She sports the entire Shimano 105 gruppo, hubs, brakes, brake pulls, downtube shifters, derailleurs and crankset. Wheelset is a pair of Shimano 105 hubs laced to a pair Wolber grey anodized box style rims that have been trued and tensioned and wrapped in a pair of new Kenda Koncept road tires with new tubes 700×25. Drive train consists of the Shimano 105 crank set with Rocket chainrings 50t and 38t the rear is a Shimano 13t-28t 6 speed cluster with Shimano 105 derailleurs front and rear and new chain. Brakeset is a pair of Shimano 105 with lightly used brake pads and the matching SLR pulls. Stem and drop bars are Wiii Japanese and a Strong seatpost. Headset is a freshly packed Japanese Hatta anodized black. She sports new Shimano cartridge bottom bracket, cables, housing, bar wrap, lightly used Bianchi saddle.

As you can see from the photos, she started off as a 1X6 then I switched her back to a 2X6 so she would be a more complete road ride or commuter.

Miyata One-Twelve Single Speed

4 Dec

For sale 53cm Miyata One-Twelve from the early 80’s, this frame is lugged and triple butted steel for a smooth and supple ride. All of the braze ons are present and in good shape, bosses for the water bottle, brake line runs across the top and has eyelets front and rear for fenders. This frame appears to have seen very few miles in its first life as the paint is a 9 out of 10 with no scratches or dings, the decals are in perfect shape, hard to believe with a 20+ year old bike. Color is a darker antique bronze with red and orange logos. Below is a list of components:

  • Headset Tange Levin was just cleaned, packed with fresh grease and adjusted to perfection—-smooth!
  • Brand new Shimano BB sealed, and bolted to that is a pair of Signature cranks 170mm with a new GT chain ring that is 47t, powered by a new KMC Z chain and a new Shimano 16t freewheel. Pedals are a new pair of VP ultralight track pedals.
  • Wheel set is a pair of lightly used Swift medium V’s (32mm deep) 32h rims laced to a pair of formula flip/flop hubs, front is black and the rear silver and I just replaced the cartridge bearrings, stainless spokes with new tubes and new CST HP 23’s pumped up to 110 p.s.i.
  • Brake set is a pair of standard issue Shimano side pull single pivot brakes front and rear with new set of Kool Stop Thinline pads, stops on a dime!
  • Laprade seat post 26.8mm with a new Velo Origin8 saddle, comfy.
  • Nitto 1 to 1 1/8 stem converter with Bontrager 100mm stem and a pair of flop and chop bars with new Specialized in-line cross pulls, new cables and bar wrap and housing to round out this beauty.
Couple of different styles to this bike, forst went with riser bars then finally ended up with a pair of flop and chop with in line brake pulls.

Sanwa “700” Single Speed 58cm

4 Dec

58cm Sanwa “700”, this is a double butted Japanese made frame and fork from the early 80’s with great lugs and paint, it is powder blue with dark blue and grey pin stripes. The frame appears to be almost new and hardly ridden, no dings, no dents and barely even a scratch. She was stripped down and put back together with new and lightly used parts. Freshly packed Tange Levin head set, Bontrager stem at 90mm with a pair of freshly wrapped Bontrager drop bars. Brakes are newer Shimano R600 brakes with 105 brake levers. New VP sealed BB, Vintage Sakae SR cranks with Sakae SR 48t chain ring, new Z chain and new Shimano 18t freewheel. Laprade seat post with new WTB SST saddle. New Wellgo ultralight track pedals. Wheelset is brand new Xero Lite Deep V 32 mm Track Single Speed/Fixed Gear Wheelset with high flange Formula hubs etched Origin8, the front hub is 24h laced with black bladed spokes and the rear is 28h and is a flip flop, new tubes and new Continental Ultra Sport 700×25. Super fun ride and looks great.

Fuji Royale Single Speed 53cm

27 Aug

New build of an old classic; this is 53cm 80’s Fuji “Royale”.  She is the original grey color with gold lettering.  The bike has been stripped and all parts replaced accept for the brakes which is a decent pair of older Diacompes with new Kool Stop pads.  Head set is a rock solid silver Chris King 1′ threaded to a System 110mm stem and a pair of Answer riser bars.  Brake pulls are new silver Shimano and the wire is black Jagwire.  Wheel set has been built up with silver Ambrosio hubs laced to a pair of Mach 1 CFX rims with stainless spokes, pretty sweet, and brand spankin’ new!  The rubber is a new set of Michelin City 700 x 28.  This baby is powered by an older set of Japanese Signature 170 cranks, with a 42t chain ring and a new ACS 16t freewheel, the rear hub does have threads for fixed but no cog or lock ring is included.