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2016年4月 2日 (土)

Nichibei Fuji Deluxe

次回、この記事の日本語版を投稿します。

Here is a real treat an original Nichibei Fuji high-end model.  Nichibei Fuji was a leader in the bicycle manufacturing industry and this is one a deluxe model.
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Note the bull-horn brake levers.
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Let's take a look at some of the finer points.  First is the fender ornament in the shape of the company logo Mt. Fuji.  Even the tiny screws bear the company logo.  Nichibei Fuji was known for going to great lengths to design-in their logo (Mt. Fuji) into individual parts.
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An all chrome 6 volt 8 watt heavy-duty generator.Img_0896Img_0787Img_0788_2

The fork is stamped with the Fuji logo and the fork has an ornate Fuji transfer.
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Note the rare brake mechanism, first time I have seen this setup.
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Fender stays stamped with Fuji logo.
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The Fuji crested fenders.
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Though difficult to see the front hub bears the Fuji stamp.
Note the black enamel spokes and the stamp on the rim.
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Lamp bracket with the Fuji logo.
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Nice big all chrome Sankyo light.
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Original Fuji bell.
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Rare bull horn brake levers.
This setup employed a chain which ran through the handlebars to the short rod at the head.
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Head badge
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The detail of ensuring that every part bears the company name or logo is amazing.
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Top tube (frame) cover.
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Original leather hammock saddle.
Note the badge on the rear of the saddle.
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Great chaincase.
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Original drum brake or expansion brake found only on the high-end models.
Standard models employed the typical band brake setup.  As we saw with the front wheel the spokes are black enamel and the rim bears the Fuji mark.Img_0843
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Rear fender stay badge.
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Rear reflector in a mountain-shaped (Mt Fuji) case.
Note the badge beneath the reflector.  This is quite rare and the first time I have ever seen a rear fender with a badge in this location.
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This is unbelievable.  A genuine Nichibei Fuji lock.  Note how Nichibei Fuji designed-in the company logo (Mt. Fuji) into the casing.
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Nice copper plated rear rack with the cursive Fuji stamp on the rear.
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こんばんは、ご無沙汰です。
画像を拝見して覇王号ではないです。
高級富士号に覇王号のサドルとハンドルを装着した車体になります。
記事の訂正をお勧めします。

こちらこそご無沙汰です
高級車ですが、覇王号ではないということですよね。
ご指摘をありがとうございました。
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