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Old 06-16-11, 08:43 AM
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Pair of 1986 Team Fuji bikes

I have two 1986 Team Fuji bikes in very good conditions that I'm considering selling. Curious what they might be worth. Both are in the Black/Flamingo paint scheme. All original - paint, decals, wheels, frames and components including quill pedals. The only things we replaced were the seats, handlebar wraps, tires and front brake grips. They look similar to the bike on the right:
https://classicfuji.com/TeamFuji_1986_Page.htm
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Without an actual picture it is hard to give exact value. If ready to ride, good tires, lubed etc. I would expect $200 to $250 in the right market. Could be +- as much as $100 depending on condition and market.
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I've seen people ask all sorts of high numbers for the Team and Club bikes of this period, and they tend to sit.

I think I'd be patient and try to move them around $275.

But there was somebody on the forum looking for a black flamingo, probably remembers more about the prices they sold for.

What sizes are they?
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Without an actual picture it is hard to give exact value. If ready to ride, good tires, lubed etc. I would expect $200 to $250 in the right market. Could be +- as much as $100 depending on condition and market.
Thanks for the info! I'm on travel in DC right now, when I get back to MI, I'll post some photos. They've pretty much been in storage for 15 years or more.
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Old 06-16-11, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by tugrul View Post
I've seen people ask all sorts of high numbers for the Team and Club bikes of this period, and they tend to sit.

I think I'd be patient and try to move them around $275.

But there was somebody on the forum looking for a black flamingo, probably remembers more about the prices they sold for.

What sizes are they?
$275 seems like a fair price. Not sure what size. It's been a long time. I know one is slightly taller than the other. My husband is about 5' 7" with a 30 inch inseam. I'm 5' 6" .... if that helps.
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If they have been in storage for 15 years, $275 is high. Figure they will need basica maintenance, bearings, grease, tires, tubes and cables. Consumable parts get old, even when in storage. $275 is a strong, ready to ride, pristine, clean price. I sold a super clean, super nice, ready to ride Club for $225, and it took me several months. Every market is different, certainly parts of MI are weaker than mine.
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If they have been in storage for 15 years, $275 is high. Figure they will need basica maintenance, bearings, grease, tires, tubes and cables. Consumable parts get old, even when in storage. $275 is a strong, ready to ride, pristine, clean price. I sold a super clean, super nice, ready to ride Club for $225, and it took me several months. Every market is different, certainly parts of MI are weaker than mine.
We did have the bikes made street ready about 4 years ago (cost quite a bit of change) and rode them a couple of times. Rode like the day we bought them. But because of travel issues we had to put them back in storage.

Anyooo...thanks for the feedback. This gives me a place to start. I was actually thinking of placing them on the curb a couple of months ago, but couldn't bring myself to do so. Getting $150+ for them would be nice. We did quite a bit of riding back in the day. Actually, now that we might be settling down in Virginia in a few months, I'm giving serious thought to keeping them. Though at our ages now, it might be quite the challenge.
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wrk101 is right, but I think a black flamingo Fuji Team starts getting into collectible territory, and as long as it doesn't look abused or heavily used, it may not matter as much.
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wrk101 is right, but I think a black flamingo Fuji Team starts getting into collectible territory, and as long as it doesn't look abused or heavily used, it may not matter as much.
Hmmm, you might be right. https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...d=240962094810
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Good add with lots of pictures brings big $$$$.
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I would keep them-change out drops for tour bars if you're not as limber as you used to be.
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I would keep them-change out drops for tour bars if you're not as limber as you used to be.
Now, that's an idea. But how would that look?
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Here is my old Fuji with tour bars and cork grips. My ride to the store bike. Very comfortable to ride though.
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The Team Fuji has a short wheelbase and steeper angles. Would it feel twitchy and a little unstable with upright bars?

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Originally Posted by brian3069 View Post
The Team Fuji has a short wheelbase and steeper angles. Would it feel twitchy and a little unstable with upright bars?
I'D I'd cash out on theese bikes and buy a bike with more of a sport geometry if I were going flat bar.
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