T-MAR or those of interest,
A while ago you responded to a poster on the componants and quality of a mid 80's Fuji.
I have some questions respective of a 12 speed Fuji Allegro that I own.
The bike is marked " Fuji VALITE Touring" on the top bar. "Fuji ALLEGRO"
on the down tube.
Below is the last comments you made on that thread:
" Based on the serial number, the OP's bicycle was made September 1984. That's late enough in the year that it could possibly a 1985 model.
However, I specs for a 1985 Fuji Allegro which is quite similar, with the same derailleurs, crankset, brakes and wheel set. It even uses Valite 414! It would appear that the Sagres may have replaced the Berkley, so maybe yours is a late 1984 model. Regardless, it is close enough that their prices and placement should be similar. The 1985 Sagres cost $229 US and would have been considered an entry level, sports/touring model.
The 1985 Sagres used hi-tensile forks but Valite stays. It's only speculation, but maybe the difference between the Berkley and Sagres was an upgrade to Valite stays?"
Here is a link to the original thread
Here is my bike's #
First off I see you say that the Sagres and the Allegro are "quite similar" and that the bikes use Valite 414 on the stays and the forks are Hi Tensile. On my Allegro Valite is specified though not as to the a grade such as 414. On the forks, there are stickers indicating Valite. Does this mean the forks are Valite? the forks have "Suntour" stamped or forged into the axle mounts.
As well so does the rear frame dropouts.
I see that Fuji offered "Double" or "Quad" Butted design for these bike yet mine is marked " Triple Butted" where in the hierachy does this fall as far as quality
Now this bike (which I assume) is totally original is equipped with the following:
- Suntour ARx derailleurs front and rear.
- Sugino GP 170mm cranks (aluminum arms, steel rings).
- Sugino seat post
- Sansin sealed hubs fitted with quick release front & rear
- Ukai 27" alumimum rims with galvanized spokes.
- Dia-Compe sidepull brakes
- Nitto stem with Qlympiade short drop bars
- Suntour Power shifters: stem mounted
Can you advise as the level this bike would have been in the catalog?
And finally what is the difference between the Suntour AR and ARX deraillers?
I have put a few miles on this bike. When I bought it recently it was a twice ridden and then forgotten bike. After some rehabbing I find it a nice bike though I wonder what the "Touring" capability will really be and may upgrade some components.
You help is appreciated