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    Ride for Life wearyourtruth's Avatar
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    what can you tell me about my bikes?

    so i have several road bikes, and i don't really know much about any of them, i was wondering if you guys could help me.

    the two good ones are both fujis (coincidentally)

    the first is a Fuji Grand Tourer 12 speed (green) that has been converted to a single speed. i bought it as a single speed and put on the fun little fenders and seat off of a "JC Penny Superstar" from a thrift store. tires and pedals are new, though i have a feeling the only original thing is the frame.

    the other is a Fuji Arcadia 12 speed (black) that came with Shimano SIS components. in the photo, it's currently using a different back wheel because the rear crank set was rusted on it when i bought it. i took it apart, cleaned everything, and i just got it back together last night with new gear cable and a new chain. rides well so far but i don't know anything about it, picked it up at a thrift store for $15

    i also have a "Vagabond RX700" i got for $10, whose rear wheel is currently on the Arcadia. it has Shimano Altus components and no seat, lol. if anyone knows anything about this bike or the others let me know!
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    Senior Member cyclodan's Avatar
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    Is the green one a "fixed gear". I would think so seeing as it only had a front brake. If so you should submit it to ...
    http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/

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    I'd say the grand tourer is the older and nicer of the two. The first 12-speed fujis w/ six speed cassettes appeared in about 1977. Those seat stay welds look like the ones on my 77 model S-10-S (which was actually a 12-speed...go figure). The S-10-S was double-butted steel w/ chromed fork tips, front and back. It was a really nice riding frame, but eventually the seat stays quit just below those welds...but I used to carry some pretty heavy loads touring and camping...nice job on the conversion.

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    Ride for Life wearyourtruth's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclodan
    Is the green one a "fixed gear". I would think so seeing as it only had a front brake. If so you should submit it to ...
    http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/
    it's not currently, because it used to be my commuter bike, until i got the Arcadia (last week) but it will be a fixed gear by the end of the week
    before posting, a "noob" should always ask themselves "could this have been answered by first visiting Sheldon Brown

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