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    1986 Team Fuji

    I still have a 1986 Team Fuji, which I've logged about 15,000 miles on. I paid $619.00 for the entire bike in 1986. It's a steel frame and to this day can go 50+ mph all day long. It's as rock solid as the day I bought it. It does have oxidation problems and I'm considering getting a new paint job for it. I rode my first century on this bike, so it has sentimental value as well.

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    "It's a steel frame and to this day can go 50+ mph all day long"

    Dang at that rate you could do a coast to coast tour in less than a week
    Just kiddin ya... my 86 Schwinn Sierra comp's fully chromed frame is as shiny and rust free as the day i bought her.... But I admit, she won't do 50 MPH
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merckxrider
    I still have a 1986 Team Fuji, which I've logged about 15,000 miles on. I paid $619.00 for the entire bike in 1986. It's a steel frame and to this day can go 50+ mph all day long. It's as rock solid as the day I bought it. It does have oxidation problems and I'm considering getting a new paint job for it. I rode my first century on this bike, so it has sentimental value as well.

    Steve
    Is yours all dura ace? I had one these from around that time and I agree, the bike could flat fly. Fastest I've been under my own power. I actually started checking ebay for. Loved that thing.
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    got a pic???

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    Here is mine just the way I found it on the curb during a local spring cleanup.
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    All day at 50mph? You need a contact with Garmin/Chipolte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwinnderella View Post
    Here is mine just the way I found it on the curb during a local spring cleanup.
    thanks for the pic--it's uncanny, the resemblance to mine. though mine has a silver stem (i forget what make) and a little less decal work (the little medalions w/"ribbons" above and below the "FUJI" on the seat tube are missing.) i wonder if they offered this for a couple years running with the similar but-slightly-different paintjob. also have a feeling the stem and headset were entirely replaced on mine, along with the rest of the comps, as i have all shimano 105 or 600 all round. if they kept making this bike in '87, is it possible they switched to shimano comps? and did these model shimano comps even exist in '87?

    hmmmmm....

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    Here is an 84? that was on ebay.
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    And here is the 1987 Team Fuji TT version . . .


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    Looks like it's been through the wringer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocoach View Post
    Looks like it's been through the wringer!
    ???

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    Here is an original, 86 Fuji Team in the alternate color that was available that year. It still has the original Suntour Sprint groupo, that was standard on the 86 Team, except for the shifters. I'm experimenting with a Suntour index shifter to replace the original friction shifter. The Sprint was a beautiful group, but it was friction shifting at a time when the change to index shifters was gathering momentum. My plan for this bike is to convert it to brifters. I've got a 7 speed Sora set up with a 7 speed Shimano freewheel. I intend to keep the original wheels.
    Oh, it won't do 50MPH because the friction shifters keep slowing it down.
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    Nothing better than digging up an old thread!

    Check out this flickr page w/ tons of great pix of an early '80s Team Fuji. < < < CLICK

    I'm super excited as I just found out I'm getting an early '80s Team Fuji from my Dad. He found it at a garage sale for $25. The even cooler bit is that he worked summers as a bike mechanic at the local Fuji dealer in '84 so its not much of a stretch to imagine he could've built it way back when. I currently ride a Trek 7500fx & early '90s Stumpjumper - this bike will be a welcome addition, no doubt. Always wanted a classic (ish?) road bike, and, for me, this totally rocks!!! Not 100% sure what I'll do about the corrosion around the cable keepers on the top tube & down around the BB. Bummer. I don't want to do a repaint on a bike with such gorgeous stock paint (and decals), but I do want to preserve the bike & keep it riding strong. Only other issue is a dent in the top tube. . .

    Mine:

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    That's my old girl!!
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    Where are you from?

    edit - Ah, I see you're from TX. This bike was from Elkhart, IN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drasp View Post
    Nothing better than digging up an old thread!

    Check out this flickr page w/ tons of great pix of an early '80s Team Fuji. < < < CLICK

    I'm super excited as I just found out I'm getting an early '80s Team Fuji from my Dad. He found it at a garage sale for $25. The even cooler bit is that he worked summers as a bike mechanic at the local Fuji dealer in '84 so its not much of a stretch to imagine he could've built it way back when. I currently ride a Trek 7500fx & early '90s Stumpjumper - this bike will be a welcome addition, no doubt. Always wanted a classic (ish?) road bike, and, for me, this totally rocks!!! Not 100% sure what I'll do about the corrosion around the cable keepers on the top tube & down around the BB. Bummer. I don't want to do a repaint on a bike with such gorgeous stock paint (and decals), but I do want to preserve the bike & keep it riding strong. Only other issue is a dent in the top tube. . .

    Mine:

    That's a great bike! Hold on to it. I'm guessing that it is a 1985. I picked up the same bike for more than your Dad with much worse paint. Fortunately, mine is all chrome under the paint. Here are three versions:






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    When you say it was all chrome under the paint, forgive me, but are you saying you had it chromed? I'm a bit cluless on the whole thing of chromed frames. I've seen it done & it looks gorgeous, but I assume it adds some weight - seems like it'd add a lot. Fill me in - that is a HOT bike!

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    It was chromed before it was painted. In the mid 1980's, there were a number of higher end road bikes that the manufacturers first chromed and then painted. This is one of them.

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    My FIRST RACE Bike!

    Quote Originally Posted by schwinnderella View Post
    Here is mine just the way I found it on the curb during a local spring cleanup.
    WOW! This was my FIRST RACE Bike when I was 15! I miss it! All the talk makes me want to find one again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merckxrider View Post
    I still have a 1986 Team Fuji, which I've logged about 15,000 miles on. I paid $619.00 for the entire bike in 1986. It's a steel frame and to this day can go 50+ mph all day long. It's as rock solid as the day I bought it. It does have oxidation problems and I'm considering getting a new paint job for it. I rode my first century on this bike, so it has sentimental value as well.

    Steve
    what exactly is your question? if the bike is a daily rider and has sentimental value repaint it however for most bikes repaining lessens any $$$ value the bike may have. a good professional paint job, especially one that can reproduce the decals is about $450 and up.

    if you can ride or even average "50+ mph all day long" you should have turned pro years ago.
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    This thread is older than the Fuji.

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    Here's the only bike I have that will go 50MPH all day. And I would have to stop for gas at some point.

    1988 Peugeot PY-10/P Frankenbike, 1994 Diamondback "Response Elite" MTB, 2002 Performance M201 MTB and a 1983 SR road bike that has become my favorite ride. At least for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shp4man View Post
    Here's the only bike I have that will go 50MPH all day. And I would have to stop for gas at some point.
    You don't understand. The OP is/was from NY f'ing City. Everything moves faster in NYC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFC View Post
    And here is the 1987 Team Fuji TT version . . .

    That looks stunning. Nicer than, but very similar to, what I have just bought.

    http://classicfuji.com/TeamFuji_1988_Page.htm

    It's the 1988 Team Fuji, the one I have bought looks in good condition and pretty original. You might have seen it on Ebay. It's in transit from the US to London, UK at the minute.

    Edit - http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...9#post10690989
    Last edited by Jeez; 04-19-10 at 02:44 AM. Reason: Added link to another thread

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    New life in this ZOMBIE thread! As it concentrates on Team Fuji, had to jump in. Recently purchased an 86 Team Fuji for $100, not in great shape, chrome is pretty pitted, but paint and decals good, and most of the SunTour Sprint grouppo is still on her. She ended up being too small for me, but my son rejected the idea I clean it up and flip it. HE nabbed it, and traded out for his 87 Mangusta (at 13, he is hooked on vintage road bikes!) We are working on cleaning and tweaking, swapped the bent (non original) wheels for a set of 105s, new chain and such. He is wondering if it is a valuable bike...I have pretty much told him it is a rider, so just RIDE! It may not be a collectable, but it does GO! Any other Team Fuji fanatics out there?

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