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chance to buy an older Fuji - Thoughts?

Old 02-17-11, 02:53 PM
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chance to buy an older Fuji - Thoughts?

so im in need of a "new" bike. something that will get me around from place to place (im living car free). eventually id like to have a nice one, but for now im ok with a semi-beater that down the road might just turn into a fixie (lol).

found this older fuji, any clue what model this is?

he's asking $125, seems a bit overpriced. or is that reasonable?

if i get it ill replace the handlebars. someone told me this isnt a road bike. is this considered a hybrid or a cruiser or something?
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That's reasonable.
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1986 Sagres?

It's not grouped with the top tier road bikes in the catalog, and it's a bit heavier, but it's still pretty much a road bike.

The only unfortunate thing is the missing bits; handle bars, brake levers and down tube shifters at the least.
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Originally Posted by tugrul View Post
1986 Sagres?

It's not grouped with the top tier road bikes in the catalog, and it's a bit heavier, but it's still pretty much a road bike.

The only unfortunate thing is the missing bits; handle bars, brake levers and down tube shifters at the least.
woah that looks like it. im gonna take a good look at it in person. bummer that it does look like its been heavily altered

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Originally Posted by zazenzach View Post
bummer that it does look like its been heavily altered

The stem is for drop bars, you need one that angles upwards for those bars (steel Wald bars?) .
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Originally Posted by zazenzach View Post
woah that looks like it. im gonna take a good look at it in person. bummer that it does look like its been heavily altered

thanks
If the paint is reasonable and it appears to be, it isn't too bad a deal. I've sold better bikes for around that price, but I don't know what part of the country you are in and what is "typical" pricing there.

If you want to go back to drops, you can find nice alloy bars on Craigslist or your local bike co-op for probably $10.00 or so. Check the tires and tubes. If you need new, now you have a $200.00 bike with tubes, tires and bars. You can find cheap 27" tires, but you won't catch me riding on them. They are o.k. for the occasional rider, but if you are going to put serious miles on the bike, don't go cheap.
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+1 to what TugaDude and tugrul say.

- And if you do buy it, please make sure the seat post is not stuck. (Any time I see a saddle mashed-down, I wonder about that.)
Then do the suggested upgrades and you'll have a nice bike.
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