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Team Fuji Chocolate Brown 56CM Road bike

Old 06-18-11, 02:36 PM
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Team Fuji Chocolate Brown 56CM Road bike

I have here a ca. 1980's(Best guess based on components) Team Fuji bike in the chocolate brown, Sugino AS cranks, Suntour DT shifters, Suntour ARX rear derailler, original seat marked Fuji, forks have the metal tops, also marked Team Fuji, super-nice alum. hand pump, Ukai 700 x 25 c wheelset in great condition(The platings faded where the brakes rub obviously) and there's a little spot where the down tube meets the bottom bracket where the paint is flaking a little bit. The brake cables are rust-free and the I just recently tuned it up. The bike's ready to ride. Any idea on value?





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Old 06-18-11, 07:43 PM
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Is the tubing label 331 or 9658?
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Old 06-18-11, 11:54 PM
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Double-butted 331. Unfortunately it isn't the quad-butted :/
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Old 06-19-11, 06:17 AM
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Just look up the date codes. Just about every part on that bike will have one.
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It appears to be a 1982 or '83. Like wrk101 said, you should be able to distinguish the year more clearly by matching the component information and the serial number. www.classicfuji.com has been a good resource for me.
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Old 06-19-11, 12:27 PM
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any idea on it's value?
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Old 06-19-11, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr_Wrench View Post
any idea on it's value?
I'm sorry, I have no idea; I'm just a novice in this realm myself.
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Old 06-19-11, 07:07 PM
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While perhaps ready to ride, I would not describe it as ready to market. Needs the rust tended to, needs brake lever hoods, shift cables, bearings, and grease, and a general polishing. All are minor, low cost fixes, but they hurt value.
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Old 06-19-11, 08:43 PM
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Raise the seat, lower the stem, get some white brake hoods, take some photos that are not so bright and that show off the gold and you can probably get about $300 for it. Mention the Fuji heritage and that this was one of the top frames that the company built in your ad. Also mention the gold anodized rims, they are really cool and look great with the brown colour.
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I think this one is probably under appreciated by the market... maybe $250 after rehab, much less as is.
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Old 06-21-11, 10:45 AM
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I like it a lot.
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Old 06-21-11, 07:26 PM
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Somebody interested in it, but only if it has an indexed shifter... Can I even retrofit it with one? The DT shifters are bolt on...and it has a suntour perfect 6 speed freewheel.
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Old 06-21-11, 07:32 PM
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I just got the Quad Butted version and paid $250. I love the frame. It is also a GREAT candidate for fixed gear conversion, so that could be a selling point as well.
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Old 06-21-11, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Bomb Komodo View Post
It is also a GREAT candidate for fixed gear conversion


And of course everyone is welcome in C&V, but just in case you're interested and haven't seen this part of the site -
https://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...amp-Fixed-Gear

There's actually some good stuff in those stickies too.
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Old 06-22-11, 09:06 AM
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What's your point? The guy wants to sell his bike and I am just giving him selling points. I have the same bike and converted it to fixed and it rides like a dream. I am sure other folks out there like to convert road bikes, but not all are suited for the task. This one is. that is all I am saying. I don't know why you classic guys are so upset about fixed gears. They probably will add value to your old frames that you have been trying to sell.
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Old 06-22-11, 11:16 AM
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It's one of those overused selling points that makes you sound like a used car salesman.

Another example is touring bike...
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Old 06-22-11, 12:06 PM
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Really? In my experience a lot of road bikes are BAD conversions due to the dropouts or shifters but whatever. Just trying to help since I own the same bike.
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