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Trying to price a vintage Fuji - can anyone help?

Old 11-08-16, 10:58 AM
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Trying to price a vintage Fuji - can anyone help?

I'd like to sell a bike that was in my Uncle's attic but don't know anything about it. I believe it's from the 1980's. The tires are flat and there is some rust on the chain. Can anyone tell me what the model is and a fair price I should sell it for? I believe all of the parts are original.
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Old 11-08-16, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by aliceduns View Post
I'd like to sell a bike that was in my Uncle's attic but don't know anything about it. I believe it's from the 1980's. The tires are flat and there is some rust on the chain. Can anyone tell me what the model is and a fair price I should sell it for? I believe all of the parts are original.
Probably sold new for between $120 and $160. It's not worth much.
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Old 11-08-16, 12:06 PM
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FMV as shown, $80 +/-$20. The Belt leather saddle is worth $35-$40 on it's own.

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With the Belt saddle, cottered crank, & graphics, I'd put that bike in the early 70's. At least 40 years old and, probably older than that. It's a very appealing vintage Japanese item. If you find the right buyer you might get $100 for it. Maybe more. Don't count on selling it to a casual rider though. Look for somebody that wants an antique.
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Old 11-08-16, 05:52 PM
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I think it's a 1974 Fuji S-5L in Cream White https://www.classicfuji.com/1974_08_S-5L_Page.htm

The model appears again a year later but with evolved graphics (FUJI is in a different font on a panel on the seat tube).

Thanks for taking plenty of pictures!
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Old 11-09-16, 07:48 AM
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Thanks for all the insights on the bike! I very much appreciate them!
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It looks like a 1974 model s-5L here is the link https://www.classicfuji.com/1974_08_S

Originally Posted by aliceduns View Post
I'd like to sell a bike that was in my Uncle's attic but don't know anything about it. I believe it's from the 1980's. The tires are flat and there is some rust on the chain. Can anyone tell me what the model is and a fair price I should sell it for? I believe all of the parts are original.
here is the link https://www.classicfuji.com/1974_08_S
One was on Ebay for 450.00 and removed by the seller. Probably made a deal with a buyer around October 2016
Hope this helps
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Thanks much! That is very helpful!
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