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    FUJI Touring - please read

    Hi all,

    This is not a thread to find out what people think about the Fuji but more to find out if there is anyone who is thinking of buying one or has bought one with the terrible colour (bronze) that the boffins at fuji have decided to continue with in the current model.

    I really like the Fuji touring and would love to buy one (selling 1299AUD) but I can't do it because I absolutely despise the current colour. I wish they still did it in the 2004 green colour or the 2005 charcoal colour.

    Is there anyone out there who wants to sell a 2004 or 2005 Fuji Tourer? I'm 6"2 and figure I would need a 58cm. I'd even be interested in the frame only.

    I look forward to your replies.

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    If you're considering a frame only why not go for a Surly LHT?

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    Paint it.

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    how bout the windsor tourist, I've heard that it's the same as a fuji touring

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/tourist.htm

    on the same site, check the fuji touring too...compare the specs and it sure looks like the same bike with different paint.

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    I'm sick of hearing about the Surly LHT. To get it built up for me in Australia will cost in excess of $2,000.00Aud as opposed to $1299.00 for the Fuji. I would appreciate constructive comments, not simple-minded stuff like "paint it".

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    If you are 6'2", I don't see how the 58 cm will fit. I suggest you try it out first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScituateJohn
    If you are 6'2", I don't see how the 58 cm will fit. I suggest you try it out first.
    I would think the same, but the stand over specs are weird on this bike , a 64cm frame works out to 34 inches standover which would be about right for most of us that are 6'2 or more, But the 58 cm frame is listed as being only 3 cm less standover ( 32.75 inches) though it is 6 cm less in seat tube length. Either there is a big difference in top tube slope or somebody has been doing some fuzzy math.
    http://www.fujibikes.com/2006/geometry.asp?id=143

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    I don't know the fuji, but I'm 6'1" plus a bit, and I find my 58 is too high in stand over and prfect in reach. I could easily see someone 6'2" fitting it depending on their specific dimensions.

    I think painting it is a good idea, around here I could get the old frame stripped and powder coated for 50-60 bucks. It would be better than new, and you would have an all new bike.

    I don't see what is so good about getting someone on the net who might want to sell a 58, you would still be left with all the usual problems of shipping a Surly and building it, unless you can really reach deep into the Oz cycling comunity from this board.

    Doesn't anyone bring in a good cheao touring frame from HK?

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    I thought this was a trip report on Fuji
    We blog about bike touring, with reviews, tips and cycle touring podcasts at Travelling Two

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    I am looking for a touring bike and have been attracted to the Fuji. The color is not an issue for me.

    The Windsor Touring bike reference by "super duper" above, caught my eye. Anyone have anything bad to say about the Windsor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by capejohn
    I am looking for a touring bike and have been attracted to the Fuji. The color is not an issue for me.

    The Windsor Touring bike reference by "super duper" above, caught my eye. Anyone have anything bad to say about the Windsor?
    Color is secondary in my book. I have a black Cannondale that I absolutely hate the color on but it's a great bike. What's it matter anyway. You are only going to end up scratching it up anyway...at least that's what happens on all my touring bikes Plus if you don't like the color, there's always Krylon
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    Quote Originally Posted by capejohn
    I am looking for a touring bike and have been attracted to the Fuji. The color is not an issue for me.

    The Windsor Touring bike reference by "super duper" above, caught my eye. Anyone have anything bad to say about the Windsor?
    I think there's a forum member that has one, i don't remember his/her name though. It was reading the posts by that person that made me remember that the windsor is basically the fuji, only $100 lighter.

    hrm...if only there was a like a button that linked to a "look for it" function....I'll have to check

    EDIT: Here we go, it was user subigo
    New Bike for Commuting/Touring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterpan1
    I don't know the fuji, but I'm 6'1" plus a bit, and I find my 58 is too high in stand over and prfect in reach. I could easily see someone 6'2" fitting it depending on their specific dimensions.
    This is a good example of how two folks can have the same height but not fit on the same bike. I have a 58cm Fuji World, and it fits me just fine at 6'1".
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    I have the world's ugliest touring bike. My wife says, "Paint it!" Here's my question. Suppose I striped it down to the bare frame and took it in for powder coating or painting.

    - If I had it powder coated would I have to remove the powder coating from all the threaded areas?

    - Either way, would I have to do something to the inside of the frame to protect against rust? (I read something on another site about "rust-proofing" the inside of a frame.

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    The Fuji site recommends the 58cm for up to 6'1" and the 64cm for those over 6'1".

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    I had a frame powdercoated by a local shop, and all I can say is wow! I've been riding it for a year and and it's not chipped for scratched, even after a couple small crashes.

    I say get it done right, have the headset faced and rest easy knowing your frame is protected.

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    i love that color! you're crazy!
    but i wouldnt buy a bike either if it were the wrong color. they should make each bike with two choices of color. but at least the fuji isn't like women's bikes where they're all barfy yellow and pink and turquoise. copper is way better than that.

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