FUJI ALLEGRO 12 SPEED
I acquired my Fuji Allegro from an aquaintance of my brother's. He had heard that I was collecting bikes so he brought 4 of his collection to my brother with instructions to sell them at any price. I offered low, very low and got the lot. The Fuji was by far the best of the four. I imagine the owner let it go because the forks were bent back about 3 inches at the dropouts. As is my custom I cleaned the bike thoroughly and then disassembled it and serviced every part. I found that the grease in the head bearings, bottom bracket, free wheel, and hubs to be as clean as new leading me to think that the bike had been used very little. My bike shop easily straightened the forks perfectly. The paint is excellent but has a few scratches. The alloy components are near new in appearance. Some of the modifications I have made are; install upright bars and a Zoom adjustable angle stem, replaced the stem shifters with Shimano bar end shifters,(after the picture was taken), installed a gel seat with built-in back lights, mounted a greenfield alloy side stand, fit new 27 x 1.75 tires and tubes, replaced the grips and brake levers, and finally installed alloy pedals and toe clips (also after the picture was taken). As you can see the Fuji is tall with a seat tube length of 24 inches.
The Fuji has been my favorite bike to ride on the road for 3 years. It is light due to the thin wall Valite tubing (vanadium steel). All in all a very good bike in terms of its quality and performance. I hope you enjoyed seeing my Fuji Allegro and I welcome your comments.