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Old 04-23-11, 04:18 PM   #1
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Identify this Bike

Please help me identify this bike
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Old 04-23-11, 04:42 PM   #2
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It's a Fuji Ace. You need to lower the handlebar stem until its MINIUMUM INSERTION line is hidden in the steer tube, for your safety.
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Old 04-23-11, 04:53 PM   #3
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I agree looks like a Fuji Ace to me, I think a '90ish one. that is way to high!!

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It's a Fuji Ace. You need to lower the handlebar stem until its MINIUMUM INSERTION line is hidden in the steer tube, for your safety.
I assume that the OP knew that since it says so clearly on the downtube, but good catch on the unsafe too high handlebar.

to the OP, it's a mid-level bike of roughly 20-30 years of age based on the components. The Ishiwata tube set is the Japanese counterpart to Reynolds or Columbus ChroMo steel tubing, and the Sun Tour component group is B-C level, but pretty decent for it's era.

The bike looks nice and clean, and would be a decent sports bike if it fits you properly. And definitley lower the handlebars.
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those pics were from the internet. The actual bike is just as clean but the handle bars werent so high. OK I got a question. Sizing? The local shop told me my bike was kinda high. I am 6 feet and the bike is 60 to 61 cm. I dont know if it is really to big for me
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If the top of the saddle is more than 6 inches above the top of the toptube, it's OK. Seatposts used to be shorter, and it was normal to show about 4-5" of post, and not more. Nowadays, sloping toptubes and long seatposts change all the rules.

Fit involves much more than seat height. Bar height and length also play into it. Anyway, you already own it, so if it fits close enough to please you, and you can easily straddle the top tube, who cares what other folks think.
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OK I got a question. Sizing? The local shop told me my bike was kinda high. I am 6 feet and the bike is 60 to 61 cm. I don't know if it is really to big for me
A normally-proportioned 6-foot-tall person *might* take a slightly smaller bike- 58 or 59cm. There are many, many variables with bike fit.
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Yeah, I'm 5'10" and I take a 57, while lots of guys my height are on something a bit smaller... it varies. The thing is, seat tube length be damned; that's only about standover clearance. The real variable that matters (along with angles) is effective (horizontal) top tube length. I wish framebuilders would start sizing using that measure... (My bike is 57 square, BTW).

My rule is if you're in the fat part of the bell curve and don't have any issues, you're prolly best off with whatever size you're most comfortable on using a 120mm stem. Make that up to 135mm if you have freakishly long arms, or maybe as short as 90mm if you have a bad back or whatever. I guess 105-110mm might be more optimal for most women, since they have proportionally shorter forearms.

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