I came across a Fuji Palisade road bike several months ago on the side of the road. The woman I talked to said it was her husband's old racing bike. As such, I figure it's a pretty decent bike and from what I have heard of Fuji, they're a pretty quality brand.
So, this is definitely an older one, early-mid 80s give or take a few years. Downtube mounted shifters, Suntour components. I was wondering if anyone knew about these bikes. Is it worth fixing up? I currently have 3 older road bikes and this one is the best fit size-wise so I'm probably going to do it anyway.
The others are a Raleigh from around the early 80s and a Shwinn World Sport circa mid-late 80s. Shimano components on both the others so I was thinking I could pull them and replace the Suntour components on the Fuji. Suntour derailleurs seem to work pretty well though but could use a good taking apart and cleaning. I'd like to keep all 3 intact as I heard from a co-worker that the World Sport sold for around $7-800 new so maybe fix that up to new with all the original components.
Please, I'd love some feedback on my ideas. I'm planning to start riding a lot more soon so the properly fitting Fuji will get fixed whether it is just the frame I keep. Attached are some pictures(I hope) to help identify the Fuji. Thanks so very much in advance.
Sorry the pics are so weird. I had to trim all unnecessary space to make it to the 100kb max size.