I have just started to collect (and use) Vintage Bikes, mostly Trek but last week I e-Bay'ed a Fuji Ace "Black Bike" supposedly from mid 1980's. It is filthy and needs some serious TLC but it's complete and shows no serious physical damage. The frame has decals saying, 1020 hi-tensile main tubes, designed in USA, made in Taiwan! It's 14 speed Exage 300EX with side-pull Exage motion brakes.
Will make an interesting project for restoration, I hope! Anyone have an ideas for a good source of "original equipment" parts? Or any links to other enthusiasts for older Fujis? Anyone want to put a $ sale value on this bike in VGC but not restored or upgraded to include "foreign" parts? .... BTW, where the heck is the serial #?
I paid $65 in shabby shape, which was probably $35 more than it was worth! But, as we all know, on e-Bay it's a game which one sometimes wins, and sometimes loses.