СУПЕР Rider seat pillar

СУПЕР (Hupel, Super) Rider seat pillar

СУПЕР (Hupel, Super) Rider seat pillar

As a collector of vintage Fuji bicycles you sometimes run into a few less common model names on parts. One of the most challenging to search for is the СУПЕР Rider seat pillar (post). More appropriately named Hupel Rider, this seat pillar was standard on the high-end Fuji bicycles ( Newest, Finest etc.) in the 1970’s.

A fellow over on Flicker has a nice little write up on the Hupel rider. He states that the “СУПЕР” stands for super in Russian. Type that into the Google translator and sure enough, that’s what it comes up with.


Hupel Rider Y.F.C Seat Pillar

Scott Ryder, the most famous of vintage Fuji collectors mentions in an older BikeForums.net thread that the Hupel (Super) Rider was made by Y.F.C. What exactly Y.F.C stands for is still a mystery, but they are well known for bicycle saddles.

Try searching for СУПЕР on ebay; yeah, good luck with that… Better yet, find one in 26.8mm contact me right away!

Vintage Fuji Track TF Sprint bicycle sells BIN on eBay

Picture of Vintage Fuji Track BicycleSome lucky cyclist scored themselves a super cool, super rare, and quite nice 1975 vintage Fuji Track TF Sprint bicycle on eBay. And no, this blog isn’t just about vintage Fuji TF Sprints, I swear.

vintage-fuji-track-sprint-75-82bLiterally the same day I wrote the post about my TF Sprint, this beauty shows up on eBay! As I mentioned previously, there had only  been one found; so now we can make that two. One of my friends; the same in fact who scored my TF Sprint in New York, inquired about the serial number of this one. It was stated to be 75C50082, mine is ……87, just five digits apart.

vintage-fuji-track-sprint-75-82cYou will notice in the eBay auction the seller mentions only 10 made per month. This isn’t the first time I have heard such claims, however, I am unable to provide any hard evidence to support it.

The custom (reportedly added many years prior) paint around the lugs really helps to show the real beauty of these mid 70’s frames. For example, compare the photos here as opposed to a later, yet still vintage Fuji Track, where this type of labor intensive detail begins to disappear. These lugs are simply beautiful to my eyes!

I sure hope we see a few more of these pop up!