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Old 08-23-13, 12:01 PM   #101
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The spacers are common in a package for the triple length Bolts ..

And the spacers are in Distributors warehouses , ask Your LBS..


this is a single speed setup so its more of a trouser gard ,
leave the chainline right , add the guard to the outside..
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Old 08-23-13, 03:38 PM   #102
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they dont have one in my size with my spider pattern. if i am running 46t, will this 50t http://www.ebay.com/itm/Driveline-Cr...item35b4b45e20 be too large?
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Old 08-21-14, 03:21 PM   #103
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has any one put a 700 sized set of wheels on one of these? seen a couple of online deals, but since i don't have them in hand and really don't know anything about the size, i don't want to buy without knowing. thanks.
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Old 08-21-14, 03:44 PM   #104
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Problem with that would be lining up the brakes. The frame and fork would prolly clear 700x28's(just going off the experience of my BBU's and the Marlboro folder I gave my Dad),but the rim will be much higher and you'll have to raise the brakes. You'd also wind up with a slightly larger folded package,and they don't pack down very small to begin with.
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Old 08-21-14, 04:45 PM   #105
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niether of those will be problems for me, i think. haven't folded it in a while. the wheels on it now are from a 26" english type three speed (that uses 26x1 3/8" tires), so i've already switched the front brake to a small caliper that matches up pretty well. hopefully i can adjust it to the 700 too if needed (i'm really thinking of swithing to a front disc). the rear is a coaster brake so no problem there.

as long as the wheels themselves fit, i think i can work out the rest.
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Old 08-21-14, 09:43 PM   #106
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Here you go:
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Old 09-27-14, 07:28 PM   #107
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So, at the end of the day, is this old Fuji good for actual trail riding/light MTB? Or is it more suited to a rough-and-tumble commuter?
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Old 02-12-16, 06:33 AM   #108
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Sorry to necros this old thread but I just acquired one of these from my late sister's estate and intend to use it as my "survival" bike, that is, putting a rear rack on it and some panniers for grocery supply runs. Question: what racks are available that are guaranteed to fit its frame? I'd like it to be sturdy, yet lightweight (preferably aluminum) so it can hold two grocery panniers intended for two full sized paper bags of groceries. I was looking at these two items on Amazon and was wondering if they're a good match for my Fuji Malboro folding bike:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002T5H8MW...I2SX40FED01OPK

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4ZKZK0...=I81R12M0KZUWW

Just wanted to make certain they'll fit the "new" bike before I commit to buying them. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 02-13-16, 02:33 PM   #109
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Really,the best bet is to swing by a shop and do some test fitting. Universal racks aren't truly universal. Actually setting the rack on the bike is the best way to determine fit. And remember to blue Loctite those rack bolts.
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Are the top tubes on these Fuji folders straight or slightly curved? I have one with a top tube that appears to be bent and wanted to double check before giving up on the thing. The top tube curve is visible from the saddle. The folding mechanism works fine and I can't find any other issues with the frame.
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Old 10-06-16, 07:11 PM   #111
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For some reason, every time one of these pops up on Craigslist, I think I want it. Unfortunately, I'm working with the expression n+1 where n>12.

Maybe somebody else will want this solution looking for a problem?!

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Old 10-24-16, 06:12 AM   #112
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This thread is officially 10 years old! I just picked one of these up on Craigslist here in Hartford CT. I traded for my Dawes SS 29er since I just moved in to a tiny apartment. The only place I have now to store my bike is a really small closet that the SS completely filled. The Fuji fits in nicely when folded....

Question. My Folder does not have a quick release for the handlebars, just a regular headset nut bolt situation. I need to buy something aftermarket. Will a regular seat post one work? Thanks.

-Heres a pic of the headset now.

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Old 10-30-16, 11:13 PM   #113
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I would say yes on a seat post clamp QR on your bike. But that sure doesn't look like an original stem. Some stems have slanted sides with recessed bolts so a standard qr bolt won't seat properly and will want to bend under pressure (snap).

FYI, those QR seat post bolts come in different bolt diameters. Get the largest that will fit your stem. Also, some aren't threaded long enough to fit shorter applications like your stem. I suggest taking the bike to a local bike shop to get a good fit. Won't cost much. Put a dab of grease on the qr threads and cams so you can get it tight enough without a big effort.

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Old 10-31-16, 06:34 AM   #114
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Thanks rickpaulos. I actually ended up finding another one of these bikes on Craigslist. it was in really bad condition but the headset was in tact so now I have an original QR for the bike. I think what I have here is original as it looks identical on both of mine. Whats also missing in my photo here is a small rubber cap that covers the opening which I now also have..... I'm going to take everything from the second bike that's better than what I have and swap it out then sell the second one since I don't really need 2 of these.
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Old 12-01-16, 08:56 AM   #115
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Was watching a biking documentary on hulu called To Live And Ride In LA and what do I see around the 26:30 mark? That's definitely a Fuji Folder.

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Old 12-01-16, 09:57 AM   #116
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Some of the strangest things stick around nearly forever. When these were given out to smokers many years ago I worked on one or two

Now this thread ---ancient...
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Old 07-01-17, 08:49 PM   #117
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...but the bikes are still out there. I've been browsing folders on CL and the Fuji Marlboro finds brought me here. Nice to see the cool revivals and reinventions that have been done out of these!
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Old 07-14-17, 02:58 PM   #118
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Just read this thread for the first time as a Google search bought me to it. I have one of these Fuji Marlboro Folders that I picked up free a few year ago that I am going to redo soon but I never tried to fold it and wasn't sure how, now I know after reading this thread. I like what some of you have done with your Fuji's. I was just given a Wally World Schwinn BSO that was never ridden from my cousin's husband after I built him a Trek hybrid and my plan was to remove every part from the Schwinn and build the Fuji with them. I had a friend here that really thought the Fuji was cool so I may give it to him when it's done. If I was going to keep it I would build it up over the top with good components. Once I figure out where I am going to host my pictures I will put up before & after pics of it here.

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