After my last article about building up vintage Fuso frames with modern components, longtime friend and regular reader of my blog, Steve Farner sent me pictures of his brand new custom Fuso built by Russ Denny.
Russ revived the Fuso brand name two years back and customers can have one built in pretty much any configuration they wish.
Modern oversize tubing, or as Steve chose here, the traditional size tubes with brazed lugs.
Steve also went with the original Fuso seatstay caps, and a level top tube.
A classic style flat fork crown with square shoulders completes the traditional look. (Picture right.)
The steel fork has a 1 inch threadless steerer, with a Thompson 1.125 in. adaptor fitted. It has a Chris King 1" Sotto Voce threadless headset, and the English threaded Bottom Bracket is fitted with Chris King ceramic bearings.
The component group is Scram Red, and with a Mavic Ksyrium wheelset, the bike weighs in at 19 lbs. Who wouldn’t be proud to own and ride such a bike? A frame like this will easily last 50 or more years, the last bike anyone need buy. Here are some more pictures.