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Thursday
Jun282012

My New Fuso: First Pictures

If my posts here have been a little sparse this week it is because I have been assembling my new Fuso bike with the frame that my ex-apprentice Russ Denny built for me.

I finished the build yesterday and went for a 20 mile ride this morning; I was impressed. I will write more after the weekend and I have had time to put some miles on it. I just wanted to post some pictures as many of you have been anxiously waiting to see it.

Not immediately apparent in the picture above is the very low 10 inch bottom bracket height. This has the affect of lowering the saddle in relation to the handlebars, but without compromising the appearance of the bike.

Above: The stainless steel head tube badge, and seat tube decal.

The drive train: Campagnolo Athena group with 11 speed cassette.

I am keeping my Brooks Pro saddle; I'm allowed one piece of old skool equipment, right. Actually this is a Ladies model which is wider and shorter than the regular Professional Model. It is very comfortable and, I think, looks better.

Above: With welds as neat as this I can live without lugs.

My Italian Rear View Mirror; I love it and wouldn't be without it now.

 

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Reader Comments (21)

Looks great! I had a Fuso in the mid-80's..was in a southern California bike shop this weekend talking to one of the mechanics who had a Fuso and a Tesch around the same time frame. He was not aware you had a blog but is now!

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDarwin

Glad you like it Dave, thanks for all you have taught me over the years! Guess ill have to build me one now! Lol

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRD

The Weight dave? Looks VERY nice, Hi tech to say the at least. BUT steel not plastic like mine. My plastic 2008 Concorde Xblade Campag Record 10 Easton wheels weight is 15 1/2lbs BUT then I am OLDER than thou. so I need a little more help. I love the colour its SMASHING! Lets go for a ride someday. My son is living in Chesapeak VA when we visit I could drive down to your neck of the woods. ENJOY mate! You deserve ONLY the best.

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGRUMPY Crump

Russ,
When you build 'em, you never have time to ride 'em....
I remember how that was.
Dave

June 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterDave Moulton

Haul ass in cruiser position! Looks awesome. Long live Fuso. What is the tubeset?

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaunchpad McQuack

Columbus Zona tubeset. 38mm. head and down tubes, 35mm seat and top tubes.
Dave

June 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterDave Moulton

Looks great; also like the colour. 22 gears? What are you going to do with them :-) ?

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMicheal Blue

Thanks Dave. What kind of rims-tires are used? Interested in how you feel about the 11 sprocket cassette (thus thinner chain).

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJack

Dave,
It looks awesome!

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhil Strong

Brooks Pro was always my favourite saddle, Dave. Much more so than the modern day synthetic ones

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGeoff

Very nice!

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlemmiwinks

where can i get that mirror????

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergabriel

Oh, I ordered one of those rear view mirrors straight away. One of the great dangers, after car-dooring; the unexpected/unseen from behind.
Beautiful bicycle, BTW

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

Very nice, looking forward for a ride report compare with your old one.

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRon Lau

Aw, I'm envious. Gorgeous bike. Happy trails!

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbystander

Beautiful bike Dave & Russ. I think Russ has hit a home run and will do very well. Looking forward to the ride report.

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCreamerFuso57

Its a fantastic machine. Looks amazing.

June 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDarren H

Mountain bike pedals?!?!?!!!!

June 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaptain Buckfast

Very nice - cool color. The oversized tubing with Breezer drop outs look fantastic, combined with the carbon fork - very much a "modern" steel bike.

I also run mountain bike pedals on the road. Same power transfer and you can walk like a human...

July 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan O

Congrats on the new bike Dave! I love it. Great job by Russ. Ride it like you stole it! :)

July 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Congratulations on a beutiful bike!

Enjoy.

Jan

July 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJan

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