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Old 08-09-21, 02:51 PM
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WTB: 25" frame/fork or complete bike of the sportier variety.

Edit: We found a bike.

Looking for a friend. He likes black, earth tones and chrome accents but we're open to anything. Sport touring or racing geo, no tourers. At least double butted, open to mid to high end options. Nothing french threaded. We've got some candidates already but figured I'd check here to see what is offered. Budget is probably around $200 max for F/F, $400 for complete bike.

One thing we've been looking at, for example, is a brown 1982 Team Fuji.

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by polymorphself View Post
Looking for a friend. He likes black, earth tones and chrome accents but we're open to anything. Sport touring or racing geo, no tourers. At least double butted, open to mid to high end options. Nothing french threaded. We've got some candidates already but figured I'd check here to see what is offered. Budget is probably around $200 max for F/F, $400 for complete bike.

One thing we've been looking at, for example, is a brown 1982 Team Fuji.

Thanks!
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How about sky blue? I have this nice Bianchi Limited that needs a new home.

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I have what i believe to be A Black painted Puch Luzern( Its not a Vent Noir) it has painted gold lettering with "Made in Austria" and a Shimano Arabesque groupset they did them in 59 & 61 sizes so its one of those two, its in the back of my garage, it needs recommissioning and servicing but the frame appears to be in excellent shape. let me know your level of interest and we can go from there.
I measured it’s a 24 inch ctc seat tube.
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I know the mission has changed to "brown", but here's a "black + chrome" just in case...


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I have an '84 Team Fuji that I think they list as a 61cm. It's super nice and in your budget. Let me know if you want to see it.
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I have an '84 Team Fuji that I think they list as a 61cm. It's super nice and in your budget. Let me know if you want to see it.
Thatll be too small unfortunately. This is a tall fella. Gotta be 25”/64cm. Thank you though!
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Originally Posted by niliraga View Post
I know the mission has changed to "brown", but here's a "black + chrome" just in case...


EDIT: mid 70s Voyageur?

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Originally Posted by Gary12000 View Post
I have what i believe to be A Black painted Puch Luzern( Its not a Vent Noir) it has painted gold lettering with "Made in Austria" and a Shimano Arabesque groupset they did them in 59 & 61 sizes so its one of those two, its in the back of my garage, it needs recommissioning and servicing but the frame appears to be in excellent shape. let me know your level of interest and we can go from there.
I measured it’s a 24 inch ctc seat tube.
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Id be all over it if it were me! Going to pass it along to him. However, your post mentioned several sizes. Is it indeed 24 ctc? I wouldn’t mind some pics!
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EDIT: mid 70s Voyageur?
'81 Voyageur 11.8, in decent shape ... from 20' away.
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Old 08-12-21, 08:55 PM
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'81 Voyageur 11.8, in decent shape ... from 20' away.
Ah, that was my original guess but the chromed stays threw me off. I don’t know my Schwinns well until around ‘84.

I know the earlier ones weren’t full touring the way we think of them now but can you comment on the geo and ride? This is a person looking for more of a get up and go bike for shorter, local rides. So we were steering clear of tourers.
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Id be all over it if it were me! Going to pass it along to him. However, your post mentioned several sizes. Is it indeed 24 ctc? I wouldn’t mind some pics!
Yes Sir it is a 24 inch, i can send pictures, if you would please PM me your email and ill take some pictures and send them to you, I deduced it was a Luzern by studying the brochures and the equipment group set as it does not say luzern on the top tube, i found a picture write up of an old magazine on line that showed a road test and the test bike had arabesque on it, so i was like aha!!

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def more the classic "sports/tourer" design rather than the dedicated touring geometry.that was about to come into vogue. It's nicely made, and commendably light, but doesnt "spark joy", as Ms. Kondo might say (although a rebuild might change that plenty).

if it were me, I would choose even a middling Fuji frame over this one as a daily rider.


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Ah, that was my original guess but the chromed stays threw me off. I don’t know my Schwinns well until around ‘84.

I know the earlier ones weren’t full touring the way we think of them now but can you comment on the geo and ride? This is a person looking for more of a get up and go bike for shorter, local rides. So we were steering clear of tourers.
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Looking for a friend. He likes black, earth tones and chrome accents but we're open to anything. Sport touring or racing geo, no tourers. At least double butted, open to mid to high end options. Nothing french threaded. We've got some candidates already but figured I'd check here to see what is offered. Budget is probably around $200 max for F/F, $400 for complete bike.

One thing we've been looking at, for example, is a brown 1982 Team Fuji.

Thanks!

EDIT: This search just got specific. In continuing to discuss the new to my friend world of vintage bicycles, he's done a lot of his own research and in that time he has become stuck on brown Fuji's (He was particularly struck by a Team and a Royale, neither of which worked out), followed by brown Treks.

I am now searching specifically for 25" Fujis of the mid-upper end variety that aren't tourers. Brown Treks would be second best.
Hmm, where is your location. I’m fond of brown bikes as well, have a few. Perhaps this little metallic brown with chrome accents Italian number I just picked up may pique some interest as it’s too big for me to ride comfortably. Was in Jackson Hole, Wyoming area, found at a garage sale, brought back to LA for resale. I need the wheels from it and maybe a few other parts but the bones are there.

1973 Italvega Super Record, 63cm / 24.8” CTT but I will double check when I have a chance.

Full double butted Columbus tubing frame, fork, stays. Modolo Speedy brakes, Levers, 3TTT stem and bars, Serfas seat, Shimano clipless pedals for sure would go with the bike. We can discuss the Campy parts I was considering taking off including seatpost (27.0), cranks, BB, Headset, clamp on shifters and all cable guides, front and Rear derailleur. Chain is rusted but likely usable, haven’t checked brand yet, Sugino Rings, I could provide a different set of hubs and tubular/clincher rims depending on needs. Look over these two pics, I have more and let me know what you think. Total price may be a little beyond your range, or you could build up the F/F to your/his liking with your own parts.

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Here is the Italvega catalog showing the Super Record model and 1974-76 equipment. Note the double chrome seat bands instead of the earlier single long chrome band and more pronounced wraparound seat stays.


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We’ve found a bike. Thanks all!
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We’ve found a bike. Thanks all!
Are you going to tell us what it is? Maybe show some pictures? I'm curious to see which brown bike your friend chose.
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Are you going to tell us what it is? Maybe show some pictures? I'm curious to see which brown bike your friend chose.
In the end he sprung for the 1984 Lotus Classique that was in the regular for sale section

Not brown but he couldn't resist the burgundy once he saw it and he gets all the chrome accent that he wanted. Solidly mid range and sport tourer geo in 25".

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Very nice! Those aren't chrome socks on the seat stays, they're thigh-highs. Woo-woo.

Enjoy the ride.

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In the end he sprung for the 1984 Lotus Classique that was in the regular for sale section

Not brown but he couldn't resist the burgundy once he saw it and he gets all the chrome accent that he wanted. Solidly mid range and sport tourer geo in 25".

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