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Vintage Fuji Chrome finish Cro-mo 4130

Old 08-02-17, 01:58 PM
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Vintage Fuji Chrome finish Cro-mo 4130

Curious what model this Fuji bike is. Looks like some mountain bike. It's a chrome finish and no decal except it says "Special designed Chrome Molydbenum 4130 Exclusively For Fuji America" Components are All Shimano Exage Trail. Rear brakes are located near crankset. Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-02-17, 02:23 PM
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Based on the S/N, it was manufactured in October 1987 by Fairly of Taiwan. This would make it a 1988 model. Fuji's 1988 Exage Trail model was the Cadenza and it was offered with chrome plating. It was 4th from the top of a seven model ATB lineup. Retail price ~$429 US.
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Old 08-02-17, 02:35 PM
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@T-Mar you nailed it!

Now is it worth $50? It rides okay. Gear shifts properly and brakes work. It may need some clean up and replace chain/cassette/some wires due to some rusts.
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Old 08-02-17, 02:55 PM
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I'd say it's worth $50. Where I live, chrome bikes go for more than the equivalent painted ones. The frame looks to be in good shape; any surface rust should polish out.
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Old 08-02-17, 04:14 PM
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I would a say that it is actually worth more than $50 as presented I would say $75 or so and nicely cleaned up with chrome polished $175. So it would be well worth it to take couple of hours clean this one up a bit.
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Old 08-03-17, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
I would a say that it is actually worth more than $50 as presented I would say $75 or so and nicely cleaned up with chrome polished $175. So it would be well worth it to take couple of hours clean this one up a bit.
Clean it, take the pump off, and take some quality pics. It's amazing how people don't get this.
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Old 08-03-17, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by StarBiker View Post
Clean it, take the pump off, and take some quality pics. It's amazing how people don't get this.
Give the guy a chance , just barely got it or perhaps hes simply linking pics to one he wants to buy? Maybe trying to get input before he buys it? Criticism is not helping or logical.

Oh to answer OP. Its a sweet bike especially if you add some smooth profile road or trail/road tires. The chrome finish is somewhat unique as well. Good Japanese vintage MTB. Worth around $150 in my neck of woods if its cleaned, lubed, tires etc.
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Originally Posted by Bike Wolf View Post
Give the guy a chance , just barely got it or perhaps hes simply linking pics to one he wants to buy? Maybe trying to get input before he buys it? Criticism is not helping or logical.
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I think he was ragging on the seller, which I totally get. How many CL postings would be improved by ten minutes spent with a rag and a bucket of warm, soapy water? Or outdoor photos? Or by showing the drive side? The list goes on!

The good thing about lackluster presentation is that there'll be less competition for a bike like this. But if the photos were of it gleaming in the sun, maybe you'd have to elbow some people to get to it.
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post
I think he was ragging on the seller, which I totally get. How many CL postings would be improved by ten minutes spent with a rag and a bucket of warm, soapy water? Or outdoor photos? Or by showing the drive side? The list goes on!

The good thing about lackluster presentation is that there'll be less competition for a bike like this. But if the photos were of it gleaming in the sun, maybe you'd have to elbow some people to get to it.
Exactly.

I knew somebody was going to come along and think I was picking on someone. I would not do that. Unless it's Tandempower.

It's the I bought a storage unit and this crappy bike was in there how much is it worth crowd that annoys me. They litter this forum.
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I would have been all over that for $50!
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Thanks for all input. I will probably keep it. It's quite a heavy bike though.
@StarBiker I just bought it from thrift store and wanted to get conservative opinions on the bike quickly. I most likely clean it up if I post it for sale
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Based on the S/N, it was manufactured in October 1987 by Fairly of Taiwan. This would make it a 1988 model. Fuji's 1988 Exage Trail model was the Cadenza and it was offered with chrome plating. It was 4th from the top of a seven model ATB lineup. Retail price ~$429 US.
how did you find that based on the serial number? I have a similar model and wanted some info.
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Fuji made great, but ponderous frames then IMO. However, cleaned up and with the appropriate parts , dynamite cruiser-type, commuter or mild off road steed.
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kim43235, It's a decent quality bike that's going to be stunning once it's polished and tuned. It might even be so pretty that you don't mind the weight at all, that's the cost of lookin' good.

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... It's the I bought a storage unit and this crappy bike was in there how much is it worth crowd that annoys me. They litter this forum.
I hear you, alas, the forum's called "Whats it Worth? Appraisals", so that's going to come with the territory. Best we can do is avoid the temptation (at least past the first day of the post) to comment once an honest appraisal has been delivered, so the post can sink to the bottom.
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Originally Posted by Bernastee View Post
how did you find that based on the serial number? I have a similar model and wanted some info.
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