Monday Blues: Fuji Royale


That is a bike built for a tall person. However, judging by the way the seat is slammed almost all the way down, I have to think that it is oversized for the person riding it. That might not be the case, but considering the evidence presented that is my verdict. Late '70s to early '80s. A post from a couple years ago noted that Fuji began to offer a side pull brake option in 1981 and that the 1980 and '81 model Royale's were not equipped with braze-ons for water bottle cages. Pretty standard fare here (even the nicely imprinted 'Fuji' crank arms were standard at that time), nothing spectacular, but after some thirty-five years it is still doing what it was meant to - getting the job done.

Blue: A color, a mood or emotion, a genre of music. Tune in each Monday for another installment of the Blues, with a cycling twist.

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