Monday, August 20, 2012

Blinged out

Over a month ago, I scored a 1985 Team Fuji 12spd bike with Suntour Superbe Pro derailleurs, which is a massive plus. As I was cleaning up the frame I noticed it looked like chrome underneath the blue and yellow paint. I took a risk and ripped the entire bike apart so I could strip the frame down to the chrome finish. Luckily for me I work for an automotive refinishing company and have access to some special machines so stripping the paint was simple. Rebuilt it back up as a 12speed, everything was degreased and overhauled. Only non-original parts are the Modolo Aero stem,SPD pedals,saddle and the bull-horn bars.

Here's a before pic.


  1. Wow. Gorgeous bike. Gorgeous! I want one.

  2. Sweet revamp project!! I just got my hands on a '75 Motobecane with all original parts. Looking for a decent shop to help me strip and repaint as well as refurbish the entire gearing and cable work

  3. nice score what model Motobecane is it?