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Old 05-28-11, 07:38 AM   #1
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Fuji "The Ace"

Time capsule 1976 Fuji "The Ace". The story goes it was hanging in a shop 35 years.

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Wow.. Beautiful

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Welcome to the brotherhood!!! Many of us Fuji folks were eyeing it. Had it been the first year model you would have been competing with me

It's stunning...better than I imagined from the pics. Congrats and enjoy!
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Welcome to the brotherhood!!! Many of us Fuji folks were eyeing it. Had it been the first year model you would have been competing with me

It's stunning...better than I imagined from the pics. Congrats and enjoy!
Thank you! I figured one of you guys were going to strike! : ) I could not believe how clean it was when I picked it up.

I have been lucky to find three "as new" Fuji's.





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Drop dead gorgeous bicycle. I was lucky enough to find a Fuji The Ace a couple of years ago. I loved the bike but it was too big for me. I sold it to a fellow in the US who loves the bike...
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beautiful Fuji.
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beautiful Fuji.
Thank you. My collecting strategy has been to buy Fuji's that strike a cord.
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Drop dead gorgeous bicycle. I was lucky enough to find a Fuji The Ace a couple of years ago. I loved the bike but it was too big for me. I sold it to a fellow in the US who loves the bike...
Nice, too bad it was too big.
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cool. interesting they put the water bottle mounts on the seat tube and not the downtube. i think i like this setup better.
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So is that the one that was hanging at BikeTech in Detroit? If not there is another one out there..
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So is that the one that was hanging at BikeTech in Detroit? If not there is another one out there..
The 22.5" Ace I saw hanging at BikeTech was in about 80% condition. My bike is almost NOS. When I picked it up it looked "brand new". The BikeTech bike, not so much.
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The story goes it was hanging in a shop 35 years.
My god how does that even happen? Stunning. Have you made any changes at all or is this how you bought it?
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Dear lord that stem!
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My god how does that even happen? Stunning. Have you made any changes at all or is this how you bought it?
The original owner gave me brown tape to replace the Grab-on foam grips and I changed the hoods and tires. Just a wipe-down and TLC!
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Dear lord that stem!

LoL I know! I said the same thing when I first saw it!
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Ok, now you need to discover that almost new "Newest"! An affordable one ....

That is undoubtably the most perfect specimen of an Ace I've seen, well done!

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The 22.5" Ace I saw hanging at BikeTech was in about 80% condition. My bike is almost NOS. When I picked it up it looked "brand new". The BikeTech bike, not so much.
That's what I thought. Sad scratch in the top tube. He has some real potential bikes in there though. He picked up a Rochet track bike the other day. Beautiful bike. (yours and the Rochet.. )
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I'll bet you didn't get yours for a dollar!!! I have not taken after pics of the $1 Ace yet. I finished it yesterday morning, and it is drop dead beautiful. I wish I had that saddle, and the frame pump. Hell of a find! Lemme check my battery, and take a few pics, hehe.,,,,BD
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Ok, now you need to discover that almost new "Newest"! An affordable one ....

That is undoubtably the most perfect specimen of an Ace I've seen, well done!

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LoL! Yes...definitely! Affordable is the key!

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I'll bet you didn't get yours for a dollar!!! I have not taken after pics of the $1 Ace yet. I finished it yesterday morning, and it is drop dead beautiful. I wish I had that saddle, and the frame pump. Hell of a find! Lemme check my battery, and take a few pics, hehe.,,,,BD

I would love to see it!
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That's what I thought. Sad scratch in the top tube. He has some real potential bikes in there though. He picked up a Rochet track bike the other day. Beautiful bike. (yours and the Rochet.. )
He does have some real gems. He has some stuff that is worth the price of a small car!
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Yep, it was a dollar. Frame, fork, half a headset, right side crank, brakes/bars/levers, and some useless wheels(need rebuilding) I got some old logo Campy low flange hubs, and a dura ace freewheel on the wheels though. The most amazing part. I HAD the exact derailleur set this bike came with in my stash. Just had to throw them on.,,,,BD





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Yep, it was a dollar. Frame, fork, half a headset, right side crank, brakes/bars/levers, and some useless wheels(need rebuilding) I got some old logo Campy low flange hubs, and a dura ace freewheel on the wheels though. The most amazing part. I HAD the exact derailleur set this bike came with in my stash. Just had to throw them on.,,,,BD






"I'd buy that for a dollar!" It turned out real nice!
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Thanks, but it's not done yet. I have some tan cork wrap on the way, which may or may not get shellac.,,,,BD
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BD, I've got a spare saddle from a '76 Ace. It's not as dark as Vette's but I think they tended to fade in sun light. The one on my '74 is the same.

PM me if you'd like to take a look see ..

Vette and Bikedued, congratulations for both of you, you both found a very interesting bit of Fuji history.

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