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Old 02-01-17, 05:48 PM
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Fuji

Hello friends, I am new to the forum but old in cycling.
I'm annoying to see if you can tell me the year of manufacture and data of my Fuji bike. I have navigated many pages without being able to know the model of the same
Seat, cuffs and pedals are not original.
Thank you very much to all
Greetings from Argentina
Sorry my bad english

Hola amigos, soy nuevo en el foro pero viejo en el ciclismo.
Los molesto para consultar si me pueden indicar el año de fabricación y datos de mi bicicleta Fuji. He navegado muchas paginas sin poder saber el modelo de la misma.
Muchas gracias a todos
Saludos desde Argentina
Disculpen mi mal ingles
Carlos
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Old 02-01-17, 05:49 PM
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Neat Bike.
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"Cuffs"?

FWIW, this bike is more like a domestic bike from Japan, probably from before the early 1970's. By the mid-70's, Fuji was selling literally thousands of mid-to-low end touring -style bikes here in the U.S., and few of any other style. This is a model that was probably never sold here.

From what I can see, the rear dropouts look to be of the super-cheap style only found today on "Chinese peasant bikes", namely just a hole through the pinched ends of the rolled sheetmetal chainstays and seatstays. Aside from it's age, it probably ain't worth much.
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Thanks Alex for your answer
As detail I tell you that all the feet, including the chain, are sealed with the FUJI logo. Another detail is the footswitch box, complete drawstring is like a large ruleman, and is embedded in the box. I do not know if I explain myself well, I can send you photos if you require it
I do not understand the part of "Chinese peasants" being a product of Japan.
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Agreed, this appears to be a pre-1970s, Asian market model. Generically, this style was referred to as a Gent's Roadster. Based on what we know from 1970s Fuji serial numbers, this may be a 1961 model, though it could also be 1951. Either would be appropriate for the frame style and stirrup brakes, though I'd lean towards the former based on the paint and chrome foil decals, unless it's a repaint.
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It is a neat looking bike. May not be worth much, but it would still be a fun cruiser.
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Hi T-MAR
Yes, the bike was repainted, its original color was black. The saddle or seat is not the original, the same as cuffs or grip.
Thank you for your comments
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Hi Jon-c Thanks for your comments
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With rod brakes and all, it's basically a copycat of the Raleigh Tourist or DL-1 models, as are the Flying Pigeon bikes that Alex indirectly refers to above.
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Another nice looking bike for the morning...thanks for sharing...as others have said...the word "neat" comes to mind...
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Originally Posted by nortekayak View Post
Hello friends, I am new to the forum but old in cycling.
I'm annoying to see if you can tell me the year of manufacture and data of my Fuji bike. I have navigated many pages without being able to know the model of the same
Seat, cuffs and pedals are not original.
Thank you very much to all
Greetings from Argentina
Sorry my bad english

Hola amigos, soy nuevo en el foro pero viejo en el ciclismo.
Los molesto para consultar si me pueden indicar el año de fabricación y datos de mi bicicleta Fuji. He navegado muchas paginas sin poder saber el modelo de la misma.
Muchas gracias a todos
Saludos desde Argentina
Disculpen mi mal ingles
Carlos
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Just for fun and not implying "value".....I know it is not the same bike as yours and definitely not the same condition but for reference. To my eyes it looks like it is from 50's 60's, it has similar features fenders (hole for fender mounted logo) stamped logos and brake. Yours appears newer (seat tube stay), it is difficult for me to tell from photos if the frame angles are the same etc...
I think still a nice piece to clean up and enjoy....
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Originally Posted by nortekayak View Post
Hi T-MAR
Yes, the bike was repainted, its original color was black. The saddle or seat is not the original, the same as cuffs or grip.
Thank you for your comments
regards
Carlos
Nice to know...dont get too excited about the find, the image I posted is not meant to suggest your bike is that rare...just for reference.
Saludos, Ben
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Thanks Ben !!, very good information, is very similar.
In the publication I was able to compare the serial number.
I also see, that the anchorage of the rear brake differs, apparently it is of tape
I thank you all those who bring me information, it is very valuable
Soon I will upload more photos and details
regards
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