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'87 Fuji Titanium value?

Old 01-05-11, 09:40 AM
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'87 Fuji Titanium value?

If I could undergo a procedure to make myself shorter, I would but this bike is too small for me. As much as I'd like to keep it as a collector's piece, I'd rather it be out doing what its designed to do (and get myself a vintage Tommasini). Any thoughts on value:
1987 Fuji Titanium:
Per Bicycling's 1987 road test
Original price - $1495-$1575
Specs here: https://www.classicfuji.com/TitaniumD..._1987_Page.htm ...this one has DuraAce 7400
pics of mine found here: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=whoa

I'm thinking my regional Craigslist would not yield as much interest as Ebay and would like some feedback on realistic expectations. Condition is great with one side letter 'M' in "titanium" 1/4th missing.
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Old 01-06-11, 12:56 PM
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Wow, that is an amazing looking frame, especially paired with a matching titanium fork. Pure Titanium label probably refers to the commercially pure titanium tubes used in the earlier production of titanium frames before 3AL/2.5V or 6AL/4V titanium alloys became popular. The later alloys suppose to be better materials for a stronger and lighter frame. The frame looks to be slightly on the larger side............I would think the frame/fork alone will get you 4 to 500 bucks and may be couple hundred more for a complete bike?
Again Ebay is the best place for an obscure frame like this, I would set the starting price at couple hundred with no reserve, 7 days auction and see where it ends up. Best of luck!
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I've seen/heard of three.

You know the price you paid for yours, a commercially pure Sumitomo titanium frame.
There was a later (1991?) 61cm Sandvik made Dura Ace model that came down to an $875 ask in Denver.
There is a 56cm right now in Missouri for $375, looks like a Sandvik with Dura Ace STI and an extra wheel set.

I'm guessing yours is a 58cm?
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I say it would go for between $600 to $2800 on ebay.
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Thanks for the feedback and turns out it is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it in the lower 48. Today, that amount was $1177.00 (I valued it at $1000 pre-auction so am pleased with the results).
https://cgi.ebay.com/Fuji-Titanium-Bi...item43a4bd1531
Wanted to buy: Tommasini rebound bike
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Hello...So excited to find this forum and to fine the 87' Fugi Titanium! I have this exact bike as in the pictures posted by OzarKing..Bought off owner years ago and road for about 5 years..

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