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Old 10-15-09, 06:32 PM   #1
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Fuji track bike? Worth it?



im planing on picking up this bike on CL for 300 bucks think its worth it?
i have a good amt of money to spend on a bike and this is way below budget i was thinking of getting this and saving the rest of my money till i find another killer deal

should i pass on it or scoop it up before someone else does
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Old 10-15-09, 06:35 PM   #2
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Not worth it for a used Fuji. You can buy a new Windsor The Hour for the same price, and its the exact same bike (with different stickers).
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Old 10-15-09, 06:42 PM   #3
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I'll be the first to say it (in this particular thread, anyway)...buy a Kilo.

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Old 10-15-09, 06:43 PM   #4
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I'll be the first to say it (in this particular thread, anyway)...buy a Kilo.

I'd go an extra step for a pretty bike. Kilo Stripper
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Old 10-15-09, 06:57 PM   #5
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If you have a bigger budget, go bigger.
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I agree. How much are you ideally looking to spend?
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i have about 1k to spend

was planning on building a volume cutter v3 but my LBS cant get a glow in the dark green in my size for another 2-3 weeks so i was planing on buying this bike to ride in the mean time

the bike is brand new hasnt really been used



thats my previous bike i built and sold to fund my v3 bike but i wanna ride damn it! lol
i was planing on buying the fuji cause it was in my buy a bike right now budget (less then $300)
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2-3 weeks for exactly what you want may be worth the wait.
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Old 10-15-09, 07:26 PM   #9
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hmm you prolly right i always rush into stuff and regret haha

but this is another bike i really like but i feel like its a bit overpriced think i should get it or just keep on that wait for the volume



has risers and thats it asking $500

think thats to much?
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Old 10-15-09, 07:33 PM   #10
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not gonna lie your old bike looks pretty clean.
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I have that bike. Great frame, pretty cruddy cranks (can be used without issues though, I used mine for 10000 miles without major problems, but they are worse than just about everything), saddle is adequate and the wheels are indestructable if they're built or tuned by a pro wheel builder. I really like mine
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That Masi is cool but if the Volume Cutter is what you really want, hold out. We're talking 2 or 3 weeks.
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If you have $1k why are you even considering spending $300 on a fuji. That leaves you $700 for whatever else you want. That leaves you with 2 okay bikes or if you save and be smart and have patients you can have one bad MFr. Just relax, breathe, and ride your mtn bike until then.
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I think you may be posting just to say "Hey everyone on BikeForums, I have a thousand dollars and am buying a Volume Cutter!"
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This time around, buy a bike that is the right size.
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I think you may be posting just to say "Hey everyone on BikeForums, I have a thousand dollars and am buying a Volume Cutter!"
haha exactly. which sometime i'd like to do to except to ask "so gee guys what do you think of the all city big block?"
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I'll throw in a vote for the fuji. i use mine to commute back and forth to campus on. got it for about $300 a year and a half ago and have zero complaints so far... just my $.02.
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I'll throw in a vote for the fuji. i use mine to commute back and forth to campus on. got it for about $300 a year and a half ago and have zero complaints so far... just my $.02.
Fair. I'd take one too. In fact at that price point it's a great deal. Just saying if you $1k for a bike why spend $300. Spend $1k.
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Old 10-19-09, 01:59 AM   #19
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well i wasnt trying to show off if i did i would have posted it in the first place like hey look what i wanna build...

i was considering this bike as a budget buy in this economy i find it rather hard to drop $1k on a bike but it was something i saved up thinking i wanted a nice volume cutter setup

but i was offered this fuji of cl and though maybe i should pick this up ride it and if i like it while im waiting for my lbs to restock the vol cutter maybe i wont have drop the other $700 haha
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I think you should keep this thread going real strong for another 2 and a half weeks, then go buy the bike you actually want.

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masis are overpriced new or used.
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