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lugged steel 70's or 80's Fuji bike. worth the money?

Old 05-23-13, 09:46 PM
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lugged steel 70's or 80's Fuji bike. worth the money?

so im new to bikes (but have been modding off-road vehicles for a few years) and i picked up an really heavy old road bike a few months ago thats outdated and too heavy and im ready to upgrade a little.

i found this bike on craigslist and im curious to see if its a good deal. http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/bik/3825306647.html

it was converted to a fixie but i will probably eventually convert it back to multiple gears. i just want something that i can ride for no more than 5 miles around my house and to campus, while looking good.

thanks for all the help guys (and gals)
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Old 05-23-13, 10:11 PM
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For that price you should be able to find a decent road bike with original paint and original parts (gears.) You will spend a lot putting gears back on this bike, especially since you'll need a new rear wheel/wheelset.

It looks like a well done conversion but it's not going to be a light bike (I'm not sure what you have now.) That wheelset will be heavy and so will the frame. The gearing and tires are setup more for onroad/offroad riding than just road riding.
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I wouldn't even consider it at $225. Converting it to a fixie and doing a repaint diminishes value IMO. Who knows what that new powder coat might be hiding. I'd rather have a worn original paint job with original decals any day.

"Might" be a decent deal around $100 to $125 and even then I'd ride it as is. Would not be cheap taking it back to multi speed.

You should be able to find a late 80's / early 90's higher end Trek, Cannondale, Bianchi, etc road bike in good shape for that money. I see them all the time at pawn and bike shops in the $125 to $200 range.

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Pass. Far from a deal as priced. Would cost a bundle to convert back and would be a pointless exercise. Basically, dude did the same thing by spending $$$ to fix it up, only to end up with a heavy, turd bike. Now he's trying to get his cash back. "Premium"??? WTF.



You can get some really nice complete vintage bikes in the $200 to $300 range.

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thanks for all the info guys. ill pass and wait for a good deal


and for reference, i now have a Columbia Andover that is like 38 lbs. its a tank, solid and heavy but i got it for $50 on CL
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