Some 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.
Literally 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.
You 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!