There’s a lot to enjoy in this advert. Firstly, the 10 year ceasefire in the ‘number of gears’ war, which had been enjoying a general consensus that 5 sprockets was quite enough on a freewheel for all but the most extreme racers, was about to be broken. This war has raged, unabated, ever since. Here Fuji offer a 12 speed touring bike for $160.
And finally there is the attention to frame building detail. The half chromed ends, the rear dropout with double eyelets, the excellent paintwork and the neatly domed and slotted ends of the stays - as my grandmother would say, if a job’s worth doing it’s worth doing well.
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