4 stroke Fuji

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by FireBellyCycles, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Finished up the Fuji! I'm pretty happy w/ it. It's really fun to ride and handles really solid! It's a 17" frame, small for me if it were just a pedal bike (I'm 6'1") but since it has a motor it works out nicely. I rebuilt the Hoot gb and it's very quiet; all I hear is the motor!
     

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  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    nice looking motor bike there
    makes we want to go for a ride just looking at it on this very early morning

    back when I owned a bicycle shop back in the early 70's
    we sold some of those good old Fuji's
    Fuji -- known for making many good quality things

    have fun -- be safe as you ride that THING
     
  3. mabman

    mabman Member

    A clean, well executed machine. Ride it with pride or sell it and do the next one one better!
     
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    "clean" is exactly the word that come to my mind.

    "reliable-looking" also comes to mind.
    (and in case there's any doubt, I say that's good)

    nice job.
     
  5. Yea I looked at the Bike the price .. squinted a little seen the Brooks saddle..Then the Frame make up well Im thinkin yeah looks clean hey thats a competitor.. same engine ahhhh!!!! Did well Sir nice n clean. I Like Fuji too. My friend worked in one of thier Dark rooms. He was a Navy seal He couldnt tell me what excactly He did But was paid by Fuji when he got back to our mainlands for work. Yeah looks good. Ill be up in Eliot bay next month for a Kit Delivery. Have a good one. Nice Job!
     
  6. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    nice lookin bike :)
    what did you do to the hoot...and how is it holdin' up ?
     
  7. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    That's a nice thumper build.
     
  8. A fun looking ride, especially with the screaming gear box taken care of.
    As many details as you possibly can about the hoot rebuild please. If my gear box was quiet I would enjoy my bike twice as much.
     
  9. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Cool looking set up. Nice to see the effort going into decent frames to begin with over the wallyworld junk.
     
  10. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    You did well to fit that kit into that frame but with your bottom higher than the handlebars you are heading for a stiff neck and excruciating pain between your shoulderblades and stopping at 500 metre intervals for a back and neck massage. Couldn't you find a cheapo cruiser to take the engine more easily and give you some comfort? I see you made your own mounting tray to fit that frame from a piece of flat steel. well done it looks a nice fit but I wonder about the vibrations you'll get and the bumps as well.
    What size rear sprocket did you use? Did you use the 44T that came with the kit and if so isn't it way too large? I've never bothered mounting mine cos I can't find a bike that fits that tray it came with - too small for a cruiser & too large for a MTB. I'm sorry I'm not quite as complimentary as the others and if you were struggling with your budget and just used the only bike you had then very well dopne cos you've suceeded in building a bike that will take you places.
     
  11. mabman

    mabman Member

    Irish John. Actually those that are real cyclists prefer that position. Ever heard of the Tour de France? Check out Lance's latest bike.
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    These guys spend hour and hours in the saddle putting out immense efforts and so something must be right with their positioning? Here is one of my favorite pedal bikes that gets in the miles also.
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    What it boils down to is if you want to just motor around and pedal only as much as you have to then your position on the bike is going to be more comfortable in the position you have and like. But for those of us that still want to pedal and assist the motor our positioning is going to be more effective with the seat high enough for a full leg extension or close to it and a drop from the nose of the narrower type saddle to the handlebars. To each his own and neither way is the high ground.
     
  12. Thanks IJ,

    It's pretty comfortable for me but it's small. I thought about puttin' some bars w/ a bit of rise in'm on it, could happen. My 63 yr old m/c'n Kodger friend rode it thought it needed a lay back seat post, won't happen.

    That's 6061 Aluminum flat Bar; I don't suppose it vibrates any more than the tray that came w/ it that doesn't fit.

    I'm in Seattle (American Alps), if your not goin' up chances are your going down. So it's a fairly high pedal gear and I pedal down hill. I might like a 40 tooth but not smaller, on this bike

    I pride myself in utilizing recycled bicycles. I don't know about you Aussies but in America we throw away bikes that need brake shoes, a cable, or even a tube. It's a shame and a waist.

    A lot of newer stuff doesn't lend itself to well to motorization. Although plenty still do and I will work w/ those as well. I can throw a lot of choice parts and labor at the bicycle and sell them at a reasonable price. I like the old chromoly stuff!

    I haven't been incredibly impressed w/ my budget this winter and, I imagine, most of my potential customers haven't either. But that's not really the issue. I make no apologies about the quality of my work or the components I use! It is all a balancing act. Thanks Again, Evan.
     
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