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#1 2016-01-16 11:48am

orange_peel
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From: Granby, CT
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1981 Fuji Plum Crazy

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1981 Fuji Plum Crazy

Almost complete survivor


I found this almost complete Fuji Plum Crazy survivor for a mere $40 (forty) VERY unexpectedly at a motorcycle swap meet in Massachusetts.  I have the original UKAI front wheel (not shown) complete with original tire.  Unfortunately, the rear rim was incorrect when I purchased this bike.  I suspect the original owner swapped out the freewheel style SUNSHINE hub equipped UKAI rear rim for a coaster brake style heavy duty chrome wheel - likely due to issues with the skill set of maybe a very young rider.       Other than the missing original rear wheel, this  bike is a near complete virtually mint survivor...pads, chain guards, reflectors and original green cables and all.     One odd point is the base Fuji Feather model (not the Professional model)  was listed as having a one-piece cranks but mine clearly has the upgrade 3-piece SUGINO cranks (cast with FUJI spelled out in each arm).   
I had actually been seeking an Orange Peel model for many, many years - as that was the model I recall at a neat sporting goods store in Manchester, CT called FARR's.  This was either in 1980 or possibly 1981.   I was in 5th grade at the time I spotted the FUJI Orange Peel at FARR's and was blown away.  They carried all kinds of unique brands...several I will never forget such as The Orange Peel, a few PUCH's including a sweet PUCH Trak-Pro, an exotic black chromeMongoose Pro Class and an aluminum Race-Inc frame/fork just to name a few! They had dozens and dozens of great bikes/frames/parts in stock.  Anyway, I wasn't about to pass up the screaming deal on the Plum Crazy shown despite not being exactly what I wanted. 
A sticker on the frame of my bike (shown) indicates this Fuji Plum Crazy was purchased at Bloomfield Bicycle And Repair Shop in Bloomfield, CT.  I don't know the exact year but had to list something so I picked 1981.  I have no data on serial number de-coding.
http://www.vintagecrank.com/fuji-feather-bmx.htm
http://www.vintagecrank.com/fuji-feathe … al-bmx.htm


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#2 2016-01-18 4:32pm

mxfan69
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From: Russellville, AL
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Re: 1981 Fuji Plum Crazy

Wow, soooooo cool and I remember being a kid thinking how awesome it was


mmmm........loop tails.......

...and that's all I have to say about that...

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#3 2016-01-18 5:54pm

orange_peel
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From: Granby, CT
Registered: 2007-11-06
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Re: 1981 Fuji Plum Crazy

Thank you.

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