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Old 06-07-09, 04:54 PM   #1
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2008 Fuji Obey

Not that this bike is great by any means being priced around $1000, but I stumbled into my LBS and saw it for sale for $650. I am wondering if this deal is worth it? With the saddle, crank, and what not, it doesn't seem like a bad deal. Please chime in on this one.
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Old 06-07-09, 05:01 PM   #2
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I heard talk that they prices were being slashed on the Fuji Obey in general, it may not be unique to your shop. If you're into gold, it may be a decent deal -- I agree that the saddle and cranks are pretty nice.
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Old 06-07-09, 06:16 PM   #3
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i'd buy the frame off of you
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$650 is a great deal. You should pick it up, knowing that even after riding it, if you change your mind, you can get most of your money back on the used market.
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Old 06-08-09, 08:01 AM   #5
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$650? BUY BUY BUY!

(Assuming all parts are stock.)
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Old 06-08-09, 08:24 AM   #6
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Ditto-get it!
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ya i hate that bike but i would buy it for 650. anyone know what the frame is made out of? Is it just 4130?
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It is certainly some type of 4130 ... but what type I am not sure. It IS lugged though and I have ridden it ... relatively light. I've heard it is the same as the SE Premium Brew but that's just hearsay.
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Old 06-08-09, 04:54 PM   #9
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Just speculation, but it would make the most sense if it's the same frame being that they do that with the fuji track and the SE lager
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No, thats not true. ^
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bryan at revolution bikes said the premium brew is the same frame and he stocks both. i rode it, a little flexy but quick. at $650 that sounds like a good opportunity. the parts are nice despite the unfortunately large use of gold anodize treatment.
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For the price I can deal with the gold. But, I'm wondering would the dia compe clamp on brake have the same tone of gold? Anyone riding with a dia compe clamp on brake?
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the goldfinger is SUPER ORANGE and doesn't match the obey gold, kazane gold, velocity gold, or even their own BRS100 gold. it's way redder and looks orange next to gold parts.
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Perhaps all black then? But those clamps cost more than their utility?
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yeah i'd just get a set of road brake levers.
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If you're not digging the gold, I would assume that you could easily sell the seatpost, stem, chain, and handlebars and use the proceeds to get less gaudy components. Replace those components and the bike could look very good indeed.
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I wish I had some more money to switch out the gold. I was thinking of murdering the bike out. Honestly the bike isn't that bad and for $650 it is a very nice complete bike. But, haters are always lurking. I'm just going to ride it till parts start breaking and then start fixing it up.
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I would think you could get a nice bit of change from selling the stem and seatpost. It'll only cost $20 for a new seatpost and like $40 for a new stem.

In any case, nice find. Enjoy.
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Part-by-part that bike is worth more than $650 ... I can't think of another bike at that price (new/stock) with as nice parts. Also, I think the Obey graphics are actually pretty nice as bike graphics go, and matte black is pretty classy. As for the gold parts, you could easily swap them out for chrome parts, though, I don't see why you would as they are nice quality components.
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Part-by-part that bike is worth more than $650 ...
its a complete. whats new?
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I wish I had some more money to switch out the gold. I was thinking of murdering the bike out. Honestly the bike isn't that bad and for $650 it is a very nice complete bike. But, haters are always lurking. I'm just going to ride it till parts start breaking and then start fixing it up.
I'm sure you could find people willing to trade black parts for the gold.
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its a complete. whats new?
What I mean is that on this particular build/price, the parts are even better than what you'd normally be getting. The saddle alone is almost $200.
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Or you can do like me and get the frame for about 200.00 and build your own version, with sugino and so on, just as ugly. But I like it. And yeah 650.00 for the whole bike is a great deal.
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Hm, I could understand that if you sold all the stock parts and rebuilt it with gold Sugino parts ... but isn't it more expensive to buy the frame and then rebuild it with Sugino parts, specifically gold Sugino parts?
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Not when the whole bike was 1400.00 at the time. I found a shop that bought a few frames, and no one was buying so they just wanted unload them.
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