1975 Fuji Special Tourer Part I

When acquiring an older bicycle, I always try and get as much history on the bike's life as possible. Seldom is the complete story known, which leaves me to wonder where has it been and what has it witnessed throughout its existence. Sadly, this Fuji too has a vague and incomplete story. Apparently this bike was crashed long ago destroying much of the drivetrain but leaving the frame intact. It was then was left to rot in an abandoned house in the city for a couple decades. Now that it has been unearthed it can start a new life and be briefly documented here.
I can't wait to get started on this one. The plan is a bare bones single speed conversion with chopped bars, suede saddle with a black on magenta color scheme. It should make a good distance commuter with the touring geometry. You can see how it turned out here Fuji Special Tourer Part II