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    Mid 80s Fuji Palisade & Valite?

    In the mid 80s, Fuji produced a bike called the Palisade. It is made with Valite, which I'm familiar with. Two questions....

    Does anybody know if it's straight gauge or double (or triple) butted?

    Does anybody know if the forks and stays are hi-ten steel or valite?

    Nothing coming up in archive searches or google searches.

    Thanks,

    Dave

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    I have a Mid 80’s Fuji Sagres Mixte that uses the Valite tubing. It has a sicker on it that says Triple Butted… I’m not really sure if that would relate to your bike or not; but there you are… The forks on mine also say Valite... The Stays don't say anything on them, so one is left to assume that they are Valite also.
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    Look for the sticker that is like the one in my avatar. I will say what kind of tubing it is. It's on the seatpost facing forward. If that sticker isn't there, you'll have to find a catalog or another example of the bike.

    It probably say one of three things: Butted, Double Buttled, or Triple Butted. I've never seen one that wasn't butted but that's not to say that there aren't any straight gauge VaLite bikes out there.

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    Check the size of the seatpost, if its 26.4mm or smaller then its likely to be straight gauge tubing.

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    I think Fuji tended to label Valite forks with the Valite sticker. So if the fork says Valite, then it's Valite. if not, then it's possible that it's hi-ten. Another option would be to check the tubing decal to see what it says. If the tubing decal doesn't mention or imply the fork, and there's no separate fork decal, then it's probably a hi-ten fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reverborama View Post
    Look for the sticker that is like the one in my avatar. I will say what kind of tubing it is. It's on the seatpost facing forward. If that sticker isn't there, you'll have to find a catalog or another example of the bike.

    It probably say one of three things: Butted, Double Buttled, or Triple Butted. I've never seen one that wasn't butted but that's not to say that there aren't any straight gauge VaLite bikes out there.
    Don't forget quad butted.

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    mid 80's palisade

    I have a fuji palisade '85 or '86 with this sticker just below the seatpost:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/itstom/N...87793109158866

    Along the bottom of the sticker it says "414 single butted"

    The forks don't have any markings on them.
    hope that helps....
    Tom

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    The Palisade was produced for a number of years, so the exact frame composition could be vary depending on the specific year. The earliest reference I have in my database is for 1986, at which time it was an entry level, sports/touring model with hte main triangle being constructed from VaLite 414 single butted (thxs itstom - my spec simply says "VaLite 414 butted"). The forks are listed as hi-tensile steel. Stay composition is not mentioned but the bicycle is almost identical to the Allegro. In 1985 the Allegro was listed with VaLite stays, so my assumption is that the Palisade had hi-tensile stays.

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    Here is a link for the 1986 Fuji Catalog, where they talk about the different VALite frames. My 86' Palisade is single butted
    http://classicfuji.com/1986_30_Frame...tion1_Page.htm

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