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80's? Fuji Supreme?

Old 04-17-10, 09:11 AM
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80's? Fuji Supreme?

Picked up a Fuji Supreme 12 speed road bike the other day, wasn't sure if it was worth anything or not.

not exact one, but just like this one..

https://betacycle.com/bikes.aspx?pic=2534

Really just needs some new pedals, chain, and general tune up.. paint is in GOOD condition, otherwise mint. Not sure what I'm doing with it yet, but figured I would ask to see if by chance I have something special!
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Something special? No. Something nice, worth cleaning, lubing and riding as a vintage bike? Yes.
You've got a Valite tubing frame and alloy wheels along with a decent Suntour groupo. A typical good entry level Fuji. Ride ready it's probably worth $100 to $150. I've had the Monterey which is a similar bike without the alloy wheels. I liked it, but it needs those alloy wheels that you've got. IMHO, clean it, lube (grease) the hubs and bottom bracket and ride it.
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+1 Special? No, its a lower end Fuji.

Something worth rehabbing and riding? Absolutely, I have had ten Fujis from the early 80s. All were very attractive bikes, some were higher up the food chain than others. My last one just moved on to another home.

Stem shifters and lower end crankset, typical of the lower end of the Fuji product line. And the build quality/specifications changed year by year. Check the classic Fuji site for details.
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This looks like an '82. About second or third from the bottom of the Fuji lineup. Alloy rims (which is a good thing) . Mid/entry Suntour/Sugino/DiaCombe components, but Nitto Stem and Bars. Listed at 26 lbs. Not a bad bike. Are my eyes playing games, or is that a $325 price tag in the fork of the bike you linked? I'd probably say closer to $150 vs $100 because of the alloy rims. Upgrading the deraileurs, the brake levers and getting some band DT shifters (if you prefer) would really make it a better rider. Nice bike, though
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