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1985 Fuji Del Rey

Old 01-20-19, 09:59 PM
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1985 Fuji Del Rey

So I've got a 1985 Fuji Del Rey.
Its got a 2x6 with suntour ARX Fd and RD, Suntour power shifters, sugino RT cranks, MKS pedals, Dia-Compe G500 brakes and levers (with Kool stop pads), Nitto Technomic quill, stock tange headset, new Kenda tires mismatched front and rear rims with a Super Wobler on front and an Arya on rear, freewheel is a suntour as well. Comes in at 55cm st. It has some nics and scratches but nothing major.
What should I ask? I know these aren't rare gems.
is 150 madness?
I'm thinking of asking 100, but I dont want to short sell if I could more. Hell maybe 100 is madness. Opinions and dollars value suggestions welcome.
thanks!





Somd of damage


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*It should be noted that I will be giving it a seat in much nicer condition and new handlebar tape.

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I guess it depends on your market. In my area, with a nice saddle and new bar tape, that would be a $200 bike. Not in winter, however.
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I agree your location is a big factor. In Miami with a nicer saddle, not to racy, and a little lemon pledge to make it shine you might get $200 but in Fort Wayne it is going to be below 32 for the next few days it will languish at $50 for weeks. Unless some flipper grabs it to resell in June.

Check you rear wheel. See how the dropout is worn near the front? That is where the wheel should likely be sitting, and I might make shifting smoother for a test ride.
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I've got my 1983 Fuji Espree for sale because I have a full stable. Priced it at $125, a few bites so far but no sale. I had a 1984 Fuji Allegro that I sold within days for $135. The Espree it's in better shape than the Allegro was......odd.

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I agree your location is a big factor. In Miami with a nicer saddle, not to racy, and a little lemon pledge to make it shine you might get $200 but in Fort Wayne it is going to be below 32 for the next few days it will languish at $50 for weeks. Unless some flipper grabs it to resell in June.

Check you rear wheel. See how the dropout is worn near the front? That is where the wheel should likely be sitting, and I might make shifting smoother for a test ride.
Thanks! It had a spacer in the drive side as though it had a claw on derailur. That was where it sat with spacers, wasnt sure why. Haven't ridden it yet and I may find that just like you said it needs to be farther up.
I am thinking it may languish a bit given the weather in portland but the market is good here. I am considering picking up some cheap fenders and putting them on as it would probably help the winter resale.
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Originally Posted by mynewnchome View Post
I've got my 1983 Fuji Espree for sale because I have a full stable. Priced it at $125, a few bites so far but no sale. I had a 1984 Fuji Allegro that I sold within days for $135. The Espree it's in better shape than the Allegro was......odd.

that's more the price point I was considering. I figured with the DT shifters stock and the quadbutted valite I may be able to squeeze a bit more out of it. I know valite is fuji hi-ten, but it is quad butted hi-ten haha
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You're in Portland on the left coast?
Spend 15-30 minutes cleaning it with some degreaser, HD or Zep works fine.
Take it outdoors and shoot some decent photos with your phone.
$240 all day long.

Portland, ME? Worth $125.
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You're in Portland on the left coast?
Spend 15-30 minutes cleaning it with some degreaser, HD or Zep works fine.
Take it outdoors and shoot some decent photos with your phone.
$240 all day long.

Portland, ME? Worth $125.
yup, on that left coast.
I'm gonna try it sans fenders and see what we get, no bites after a few weeks well put some fenders on.
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Thanks! It had a spacer in the drive side as though it had a claw on derailur. That was where it sat with spacers, wasnt sure why. Haven't ridden it yet and I may find that just like you said it needs to be farther up.
I am thinking it may languish a bit given the weather in portland but the market is good here. I am considering picking up some cheap fenders and putting them on as it would probably help the winter resale.
Something like this? That need to go back in, it helps keep the wheel at the right spot

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You can ask $200 for that with a straight face, But, be willing to negotiate. Try to get at least $150 for it.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Something like this? That need to go back in, it helps keep the wheel at the right spot
Yeah, there was only one on the drive side though. Is that normal? I've only ever seen it with one in each drop out, not just the one side. I've still got it and another I could put in the non drive side if it would be advantageous. It could be because the bike was running 700cs instead of 27s. The wheels were shot though so I put a set in.
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I think it differed according to manufacturer whether they had one or two.
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I sold this build about three years ago for $200 within a few days and I am pretty sure I could have asked for more. It just didn't suit me. This was in NYC so the market is much larger and easier to sell in than others.
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You can ask $200 for that with a straight face, But, be willing to negotiate. Try to get at least $150 for it.

Are you feeling ok? Your FMV is well below mine, WTF?
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Changing course on this one everyone. Thanks so much for all the input but it's got some crash damage. I didnt notice it right off and when I did hoped it was scratches because it doesnt look out of shape. Lo and behold had a bike mechanic friend look and and she immediately knew it was definitely cracks. The fork is a little off but not by much so it was easy to miss given all the dust on the down tube where the cracks are. I think I'll get more parting it out than for the bike as a whole now.
Any suggestions on which bits will bring the most? Looks like the full brake set could be sold for 40ish. Which would get me my money back haha

I really like the style of this thing though. I'm gonna keep my eye out for one of these again.
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Love Heller, Vonnegut, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald, but ya gotta take a bike outside to a nice background if ya wanna move it. Marketing is everything. For parts, you can shoot them indoors and place some classic fiction in the background. Always make it look like you have your **** together and know what you're doing even if you don't.
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Love Heller, Vonnegut, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald, but ya gotta take a bike outside to a nice background if ya wanna move it. Marketing is everything. For parts, you can shoot them indoors and place some classic fiction in the background. Always make it look like you have your **** together and know what you're doing even if you don't.
haha I was definitely going to take some different pictures had I gone through with selling it as a whole. The "I propped this against a shelf and took pictures" look wont get many calls or texts from buyers. These were just preliminary pics for you folk as the arbiters of price and quality. You lot can see past a disorganized shelf and look at the bike, I dont expect the same from 8/10 potential buyers haha
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Anybody who reads "A Sand County Almanac" can't be all bad.

Brakes (especially levers), saddle, pedals, stem, handlebars, and derailleurs all have value. Easily $75 just for those.

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