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Old 03-16-18, 08:01 PM
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Fuji Special Tourer?

Hello everyone. I'm looking to buy my first road bike. I found a Fuji special tourer with 10 speed on CL for $65. I'm wondering if that's a fair price? It looks to be in excellent condition. want it mostly to cruise around and ride to work. Possibly convert it to a single speed. How much is worth? Not looking to resell it, just want a decent road bike. Thanks!
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Nothing special about the bike, hi tensile frame I believe. Price is fair.
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Old 03-16-18, 08:13 PM
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Thanks for the reply. OK I'm happy the price is fair
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Haven't heard of the Special Tourer. Do you mean Special Road Racer (S10S).. nice, or Gran Tourer ..decent. Both models were solid bikes. Make sure the frame size is a good fit for you. Are the tires dried out? New tire, tubes and brake pads online can cost as little as $40.
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Originally Posted by cycleheimer View Post
Haven't heard of the Special Tourer. Do you mean Special Road Racer (S10S).. nice, or Gran Tourer ..decent. Both models were solid bikes. Make sure the frame size is a good fit for you. Are the tires dried out? New tire, tubes and brake pads online can cost as little as $40.
1974 & 1975 entry level model, positioned between the S10-S Special Road Racer and Dynamic 10. The catalogues list them as Tourer but the decals said Special Tourer. Here's one from my database that has a July 1974 serial number.
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The Special series of Fuji bikes were made in the early 70's. They all had really great frames and rock solid SunTour mechanical bits. The only negative thing about them is the wheels. They equipped most of the Special bikes with double wall chrome steel wheels and crap spokes. $65 is a great price but, if it's got the original wheels - start saving for a pair of new ones.
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Originally Posted by ramzilla View Post
The Special series of Fuji bikes were made in the early 70's. They all had really great frames and rock solid SunTour mechanical bits. The only negative thing about them is the wheels. They equipped most of the Special bikes with double wall chrome steel wheels and crap spokes. $65 is a great price but, if it's got the original wheels - start saving for a pair of new ones.
+1 on the wheels original wheels being the low point of these bikes. I got one for parts a while back that was a couple of years later nice cro-mo frame and fork with nice Fuji branded Suntour stuff including maxi crankset and junky steel wheels? As for value in good condition the entry level Fuji Tourers from the 70's were all solid good riders depending on the actual condition I would put the value between $75-200 so in aqverage condition riding with no issues $65 is a good price.
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Old 03-18-18, 12:17 PM
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Good quality new 27" wheelsets are still available & affordable. Best investment you can make in an old bike.
https://www.niagaracycle.com/categor...d-fw-qr-silver
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I like the profile on these. Very narrow. Good for 25mm tires.
https://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Master-...27%22+wheelset
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