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    Can someone give me info on this bike? Marlboro Edition Fuji MTB

    We have had this bike for years and ive recently started riding it since my old bike was stolen. It seems quite heavy but i dont have a ton of money to spend so i was hoping to upgrade the frame.

    Anyways i was trying to find more info on this bike so i can find out what components will fit other frames and what all i have now. Its a 15 speed and i think i read the frame is a 19" with 26" tires. Does anyone know more about it? Like what i should look for in a new frame in order for everything else to swap over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow7874 View Post
    We have had this bike for years and ive recently started riding it since my old bike was stolen. It seems quite heavy but i dont have a ton of money to spend so i was hoping to upgrade the frame.

    Anyways i was trying to find more info on this bike so i can find out what components will fit other frames and what all i have now. Its a 15 speed and i think i read the frame is a 19" with 26" tires. Does anyone know more about it? Like what i should look for in a new frame in order for everything else to swap over.
    Interesting foldable frame- I think if you remove the seat and seat post (the lever below the seat allows this) the whole shebang folds in half.

    IMO, all the parts are very cheap, department-store quality components. Unless you're wanting to work on it as a project, you're better off selling it for $100 and finding a newer, lighter, better bike at a bike shop. Anything entry-level from a shop will be better than that boat anchor.
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    wow, that is a unique frame.... im interested in what that triangular ring is there on the bottom.
    and im very amused that fuji made a promotional bike for marlboro..haha thats gotta be rare.

    im guessing your question is rather broad and hard to answer without more specifics...
    I once asked an even more broad compatability question without responses... because really, its hard to know
    without an extensive list of measurements.
    Im not sure, but i would guess that most of your parts would be transferable to a different major brand MTB frame, it is the
    bottom bracket that would be the big ??
    typically it seems that most of this type of question is answered with a "just get another bike" type response...
    and seriously- craigslist might well yield another bike entirely for as much or less than it would cost you
    to get a frame and the tools to transplant the parts, plus an extra is always good, as you already obviously know.

    i dont know a whole lot about this stuff, but i would try to find a bike co-op or some non-profit, community bike initiative- type outfit
    near you to discuss this stuff with in person. almost any bike shop (as in - profit, buisiness) is gonna just tell you to buy a
    spankin new fuji from their hottest new line... whereas a co-op or non-profit group would be more likely to help and discuss this with you
    after looking it over and hearing about your needs/desires with it.

    id also get a better u-lock... and/or some beefy chain with a sheilded lock

    good luck....

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    actually jeff is right, that stem and derailer bracket is looking mighty weak...
    and if its a promotional folder... id start watching craigslist while its still rollin.

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    +3 I have seen several for sale around here. Its a really cheap bike, with craptastic components. Sell it and use the proceeds to find something better. In the MTB arena, I routinely find nice Trek and Specialized bikes.

    If you spend some time looking, you can usually find a complete bike for close to the cost of a frameset. Building up a MTB frame is not a great idea financially, as complete MTBs can be had cheap. The only time I bother is when I find a donor MTB, and another complete bike with some "issues". Two bikes with issues can = one complete nice bike. But you have to find them cheap, really cheap, to be worth the effort, particularly on MTBs. I am working on one project right now, a $10 "good" bike with some shortcomings, and a $5 donor.
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    While a light bike is always nice, it's not really much of a concern for utility-oriented riding. Path of minimum effort would probably be: dial in that funky saddle adjustment(looks way forward to me), get smoother tires and a set of fenders - then ride it 'til it dies. If you want something for "serious" MTB-ing, find something better to start with.

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    Yeah, that looks like a pretty cheap folder... spend $100 or $200 on a frame and build yourself a bike worth $75 or $150. Ride that one and save your pennies and watch for something better to come along. Folding bikes are handy, but the full-sized ones (unlike Dahons or Bromptons with smaller wheels) tend to be quite heavy... the cheap components on your Fuji mean it's going to be heavy even with a non-folding frame, though.

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    I had one of those for a while after my road bike was stolen.It's a cromoly frame and yes it folds.A collectors item to some,I found it pleasant to ride till I got my Trek road bike.Then I sold it and got $200 for it!!

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    How many cartons of smokes did you need proof of purchase tags from to get that?

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