When I got there, the bike was somewhat rougher - more nicks and rust - than the ad led me to believe. Given another year or two in the conditions it was apparently stored in, it would have been in pretty sad shape. While the componentry was a mish-mash of stuff, the frame was straight and no dents. So I went ahead and bought it anyhow. I figured maybe this would be a platform to hone my paint touch-up skills.
So here are the pictures on my arrival home:
Doesn't look too bad from a distance, but up close:
Blah shimano brakes. Shimano somehow doesn't seem right on old Fujis except the rare as a unicorn 70's Ace.
I forget what they call these things, but it is a parking brake.
The eyelets, double front and rear, are super beefy. The dropouts are stamped "FUJI".
What happened to the tubing decal?
Tons o' clearance.
More rust. Hatta Swan headset, one of the few items that matches the original spec.
Some places, the paint doesn't look too bad.
Double front eyelets.
There she goes...
Well, there is only one answer to this...