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    1985 Fuji League project

    This is a bike I picked up as part of a package deal with another bike that I wanted for my wife.
    By looking at the serial number, and by checking the 1985 cataloge, it looks like its a 1985 Fuji League. The components all look as though they are still stock.
    http://classicfuji.com/League_1985_Page.htm
    As you can see from the photos, it has had a repaint and not a very good one. Upon closer inspection, the toptube has some rust bubbles under the John Deer paint. The bike is in need of a complete overhaul including new tires.
    I would like to connect this bike with somebody who is looking for a winter project. Any thoughts on the value of this bike?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    it does look in great shape. too bad some farmer painted it.

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    Value given it has a poor repaint and rust issues is as a donor. If you can use the parts, I would strip it and keep them in the bin for your next find. As a project, it won't bring much, and the parts may be worth more to you.

    I see good LePree derailleurs, good bars and stem, a decent crank, decent wheelset, bottom bracket, headset, seat post, good brakes and brake levers. Stuff like that adds up. But sold as a complete needs work project (given the rust and rattlecan paint), will bring very little, perhaps what the wheelset alone is worth.
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    if you end up parting it out, i will buy those shifters. you could even put it up on ebay and ill buy it that route if needed.

    they're suntour lepree right?

    lemme know

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    Thanks for the replies.
    I guess I'll just keep the bike around, maybe I'll have a go at removing the respray to see just how bad the rust is. Either way, I do know that I could use the wheels for another bike that I have.
    zazenzach, if I do end up parting it, I'll be in touch.
    Thanks again.

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