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Fuji Series III value?

Old 03-08-10, 12:04 AM
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Fuji Series III value?

looking at a Fuji Touring Series III...LBS said it is in good condition..but needs a new free wheel and chain soon...

Anyone like to offer their expertise on how much this is worth?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-08-10, 06:42 AM
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I sold one last year for around $275. This is a fairly pricey market, it was winter time, and I'd given it a complete rebuild, including new chain and all new bearings, grease, and cables. In May, it would have fetched $350 perhaps?

A complete overhaul costs around $150 in the City. If the one you're looking at is rough, factor maintenance costs accordingly. If you can do the work yourself, great. If not, the LBS is going to charge you pretty penny just to replace the freewheel and chain.

Other than the fact that it didn't have dropout adjusters, I thought that it was a really nice bike, and would ride one with pride.

Hope this is helpful to you.... Good luck!
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Old 03-08-10, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by blueshift17 View Post
looking at a Fuji Touring Series III...LBS said it is in good condition..but needs a new free wheel and chain soon...

Anyone like to offer their expertise on how much this is worth?

Thanks in advance.
It's a touring bike with a good rep, and the same long wheelbase geometry as the SeriesV and nice road manners.
They do not come up for sale often, so it's hard to establish a verifiable market price.
Anyway, I would expect an excellent, road-read Series III to sell for about $350 - though only Fuji fans likely would be interested. (Fuji's just don't seem to get the respect they deserve).

However - If it still needs a chain and FW, it's apparent your LBS has not done any maintenance on the Cables, BB and Hubs yet either, and it is not "road ready". (They are probably looking to charge someone for that service!)

- If that is the case you may have a bargaining point to negotiate a lower price. You win if you do the wrenching yourself.


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+1 Value really depends who does the work. In sweet ready to ride condition, it is worth about $350. But it is not in that condition. To do the work myself, I would look for a very healthy discount, down to the $225 range. Or have the dealer do the work for you, include fresh bearings, cables, etc. Condition of the tires as well?
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