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1986/87 Women's Fuji Absolute 10 Speed

Old 06-08-15, 12:14 PM
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1986/87 Women's Fuji Absolute 10 Speed

Vintage ladies blue Fuji Absolute street racer 10 speed

Worth $150?

Thanks!
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Old 06-09-15, 01:44 PM
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First off, calling that bike a street racer is really odd. It's a mixte style step through frame. These are considered utilitarian bikes. Good for commuting & running errands. It's already equipped with a rear rack which is nice.Fuji is a good brand. But, appears to need a complete overhaul. New grease & bearings, chain, brake pads. For my purposes, I'd convert it to upright handlebars. First offer about $70. Would not go over $100 for that.
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Old 06-09-15, 01:48 PM
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Thanks for the response.

Would this be a better option?
https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bik/5033578640.html
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The Schwinn is obviously in much better condition than the Fuji. It looks completely refurbished. So, $160 is a pretty reasonable price for that. It's a standard step through with one down tube instead of two. It also has threaded eyelets to allow installation of a rear rack. Those old Schwinn World Sports are really durable bikes. That one looks ready to ride.
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Old 06-09-15, 02:13 PM
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Thank you! I'll check out the bike sometime this week.
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Oh yeah.......... a little history lesson: World Sport was Schwinn's first effort at outsourcing bikes to overseas manufacturers. That bike was actually made by a company called Giant. The outsourced bikes were so much better than the ones made in USA Schwinn eventually quit making bikes here altogether.
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Interesting. One of the concerns I had with this bike is I've read in multiple forums that the World Sport didn't become a reputable bike until mid-late 80s. What're your thoughts on this?
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WS - as shown, clean, but lowly. FMV <= $120

Fuji Mixte - dirty, old rubber, needs work. FMV <= $100 as shown. If cleaned, overhauled and ready to ride, it is $225.
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Old 06-11-15, 04:08 PM
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WS doesn't seem to want to budge on the price.

I'm checking out the Fuji tomorrow. I got him to go down to $125 over email. Any tips to haggle even lower in person?

Thanks for your input.
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