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Fuji (not sure the year/model)

Old 02-28-23, 09:35 PM
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Fuji (not sure the year/model)

Hi - I came across this local pickup in my area - I couldn't figure out the model or year, but looks in good shape overall, asking 200, can prob get him down.

Any idea what this is and if it's a good deal?

Thanks!
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Old 02-28-23, 09:41 PM
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I don’t have time at the moment but you can easily find vintage Fuji catalogs online.

https://classicfuji.posthaven.com/archive
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Old 02-28-23, 10:07 PM
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Thanks! I dug through these but couldnĺt seem to find one where the logo is like that on both sides

Appreciate it though
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stamped ends

five-piece steel solid axle hubs

steel wheel rims

stem shifters

swaged chainset

suggest to keep looking; there has got to be something better out there waiting for you!


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The bike looks to be in good shape, but does not appear to be at the higher end of the Fuji range. $200 seems high, but on the other hand, the saddle alone would probably net $40 on this forum.
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Originally Posted by barryallen
... $200 ... Any idea if it's a good deal?
If the saddle is in good shape, it might be worth $60. I wouldn't pay any more unless that's the only bike on the island or post-apocalypse.
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Old 03-01-23, 10:09 AM
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I'm going to agree on the $60 (USD), but I also think that bike can sell at $125.

That is an entry level bike, very nice for what it is and better than most for its level and price point given the time period. I would look for a bike that has a derailleur hanger.

I would look for tubing decals, like Champion no. 1 or 2, Reynolds 531, Triple Spline, Valite, more than I would a specific brand. I would stay away from Hi-ten, those can be good also but are heavyweights.

Do you plan on using a rack and or fenders? Big tires? Are you going to update parts?
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Old 03-01-23, 11:37 AM
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Is it really a Fuji? The font on the downtube and seat tube decals look wrong, and the seat tube lettering is usually oriented vertically with this branding. Also, is that a Shogun logo on the seat stay cap? It looks like someone put some time into this bike, but I would not pay $200 for it.
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Whatever it is it is in clean shape. Is it worth $200.00? Not to me it isn't. But you can look at it this way, what will that amount of money buy you in your area? And I mean new and/or used. I'd be surprised if you couldn't find a bike with better components and a lighter frame for $200.00, And for $200.00 I don't think you'll be able to find much new that would be any better, but I don't really shop for such as that.

The one thing you said is you think you can get it for less. You could "get him down", as you put it. I think sellers know that and sometimes inflate their prices to account for that. If I were you I'd go after a bike that I actually know what it is, the year, the model, etc. And then see what sort of deal you can manage.
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Old 03-02-23, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by barryallen
Any idea what this is and if it's a good deal?
It is a good deal if what you are looking for is a vintage road bike that has not been abused.

Take it for a test ride to see if you enjoy riding it.
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