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Value of my 1980 Fuji Royale?

Old 01-15-18, 03:16 PM
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Value of my 1980 Fuji Royale?

I'm the original owner of this Fuji Royale, which I bought when I was a teenager in 1981. It's in very good condition, just a bit dusty. Everything is original except the seat, and it has always been kept inside. Any idea what it's worth? I'm in Los Angeles. Thanks!

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Old 01-15-18, 03:43 PM
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I think the fact it appears to be all original and in decent shape I'd say around $200-$250 in the LA market. It's in the lower-middle of the Fuji road bikes back then. If it was in the normal used shape you would be lucky to get half the aforementioned amount. Considering it was yours since new it has much more sentimental value than that I'm sure.

BTW, it's a really nice looking bike

BBTW - Here is one in the Milwaukee area that looks really nice too @ $175.00

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Old 01-15-18, 08:25 PM
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I have bought 3 Royales in VG condition for under $75. LA is a weak vintage bike market. As presented fmv is $120-$150. Teardown and rebuild of a bike with 36 year old grease will run $150 or more at a local bike shop.
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I hope the grease isn't that old! I've had the bike serviced and tuned up periodically during its lifetime.

Sentimental value is indeed high -- that's why I've kept it all these years. Still remember how thrilled I was to get it. :-)
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Originally Posted by Mr. Spike View Post
I hope the grease isn't that old! I've had the bike serviced and tuned up periodically during its lifetime.

Sentimental value is indeed high -- that's why I've kept it all these years. Still remember how thrilled I was to get it. :-)
Great looking Fuji. Great Serviced and tuned up or overhauled? Those terms mean vastly different things to different people. Hopefully if you’ve been taking good care of here the shop at some point overhauled the bearings cleaning and regressing them. Just asking for a tuneup doesn’t always mean they do that.
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t's a complete bike right down to the original front and rear reflectors. You could ask $200 but, don't take less than $150 for it.
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Old 01-17-18, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
LA is a weak vintage bike market..
Really? I am sure it is compared to the usual hot markets. I know the market is soft in general but I still sell bikes here in SoCal. Very desirable bikes still bring good $$ so I don't bother with the run of the mill stuff. I am curious how you come to your statement on the LA market.
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Originally Posted by tmh657 View Post
Really? I am sure it is compared to the usual hot markets. I know the market is soft in general but I still sell bikes here in SoCal. Very desirable bikes still bring good $$ so I don't bother with the run of the mill stuff. I am curious how you come to your statement on the LA market.
  • Based on Los Angeles area valuation inquiries and asking prices posted in this forum.
  • By the relatively modest LA asking prices posted on craigslist and the relatively lengthy time some desirable bikes are listed for in comparison to the Bay area, Toronto, NYC, Seattle, Portland, etc.
  • By comparing experience of and reading about other active trades in this forum over the years.
  • I sell and buy in a region that includes Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, northern NJ, Ann Arbor, Detroit, so I don't just have a single market perspective.
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And the fact that oddjob2 is so tight with money he squeaks when he walks. (Just kiddin oddjob2, we know you're a good fellow).
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