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Yesterday I finished the Utah Tour deCure 100 mile ride on my old college vintage Fuji. I bought this bike new in 1973, and just started to ride it again on a regular basis.

I replaced the drive train with Campagnolo components. I really enjoy the ride of this older steel frame with a more relaxed frame geometry.

The old bike performed well. I felt I did OK too, averaged 17 mph over the ride which included some sections with strong head wind.
 

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that's a very cool ride :thumbsup:
 

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Yup, nice old school. Check out the relaxed fork rake. Smooth!

But what's with the Campy Chorus 8 crankset with a Nuovo Record derailleur setup? Gotta find an old Nuovo Record crank to make it work for the era. Just MHO.
 

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Thanks for posting the pictures of your Fuji Finest. I remember back in 1974 riding my Schwinn Continental 20 miles to the nearest good bike shop and admiring the Fuji Finest. I was astonished at the weight compared to my Schwinn. I couldn't believe a bike could weigh 22 lbs. I dreamed of buying a Fuji S10-S. Owning a Fuji Finest was beyond my imagination.
 

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that bike is ridiculous. I love the lugs and cable rivets.
 

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Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I use a 13-28 6 speed freewheel with the 39 & 53 tooth campagnolo crankset. I find this combination gives me a good range for the hills around here.

I will look into a white bar tape. I am using a Bontrager gel tap which is very comfortable.

My Brooks saddle is now broken in just right.
 
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