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The Frame is Trash, but for $55, how did I do? Fuji Royale II
Fuji Royale II. The frame is trash (see downtube), but to part it out, did I make a good purchase? The seller's description was off, but the Brook's saddle motivated me to buy (He wanted $100, I gave him $55). I'm no authority on Brook's saddle so your help is appreciated. Also, are the gold rims desireable? Unfortunately, the gold sidewalls are worn away. Any feedback would be helpful. Thanks!
I'd have easily bought it at the same price, I would venture you could get near 50 dollars for the saddle alone. Can't comment on the value of gold rims but they've gotta be a little more valuable than non-coloured ones. Also what pedals are those, they look like awfully similar Campy Record...
Too bad about the frame!!!! However, it's got some good things going for it. First, the freewheel should be gold under the gunk, I really like gold freewheels. Rims ... I've heard two stories; one that the rim walls were sanded prior to sale to give it a unique look, another account disputes this and the anodization just wore off. If your's just look worn, I'd see if they can be clean up using the fine sandpaper trick. The saddle is great, that's most likely worth the sale price alone. The pedals are MKS Sylvan Road in black. Quite nice.
If I'd have seen that in my area, I would have grabbed it.
That exact bike (minus the dt dent and Brooks) is sitting in my brother-in-law's parents' shed rotting away. They REFUSE to sell or give it to me, insisting that they are still going to ride it some day. I'm tempted to sneak in at night and replace it with one of the french clunkers from my barn. I doubt they would ever notice....
The saddle covers the cost. The rest of the build is pretty basic, but lots of solid, usable parts there. I have one myself right now, same year (1983), in blue, with the gold rims. I like the look of them.
Assuming the fork is OK, it will have some value as well, with the nice chrome crown.