1976 FMF Junior Pro
Spirit of '76
I purchased this frame off the museum months ago, sporting the OG finish, still in very nice shape. By chance, I already owned a perfect set of 500b's from the era and happened to be the exact same red/orange as the "FMF" logo. This became my color sceme and so I went from there. This was my first build old enough to require a coaster brake, finally a true 1976. I found a nice pair of chrome Femco's with the bendix brake and added a pair of OPC's and rat traps. It was also by chance, that a bent seat post, made from old set of handlebars would fall in my drawer. According to some history on the museum, that was the original origin of lay back seat posts in the 70's, cool stuff. It took awhile to find some decent parts that would do this build justice. The last peice was found a few weeks ago when a 70's Matthews double stem came up for sale. If I was patient enough, I might have held out for a pair of Carlisle MX tires but these knobby's did just fine without breaking the bank and still captured that 70's look.
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