John and I kicked off the ABCo-op’s inaugural projects this past Sunday. My job is little more than tuning up the Schwinn Suburban I refreshed last year. I stole the aluminum wheels I had put on it to use on the Fuji Special Tourer. So now I need to see if I can true the original steel wheels, put some fresh rubber on them, and adjust the brakes and derailleurs. I’m giving the bike to the daughter of friends for her high school graduation.
Now, John’s project, on the other hand …
… is a mid-70s Fuji Special Road Racer. The bike once belonged to John’s brother, who used to work at a bike shop. A number of years ago, it was cleaned-up and overhauled, but soon afterward it was left to gather dust in a dark corner of the barn. On Sunday, John rolled it into the shop, hoisted it onto the stand, and begin disassembly.
I cannot wait to see how this thing turns out. Check back for updates; feast your eyes on additional pictures in my Flickr photostream; or stop by and see the progress in person. “Enough of this Sunday stroll.”