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Old 05-31-17, 03:08 PM
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Good late 70s Fuji Frames?

Searched the forum but couldnt find anything on the subject. First time posting so apologies if this isnt the right place.

I had a late 70s Fuji Sports 10 that recently got stolen and although it was a hi ten clunker with middle of the road components, I cant get over it. I love the way Fuji bikes handle and look. That said, for my next Fuji, Id like something a little better than my beloved Sports 10 but Im not quite sure what to look for. Most models I can find from around then seems to also be hi ten steel but Id like to find something at least double butted cromoly. Problem is I cant seem to find any and I dont know what to look for so my question is do any of you know of any models from that time period (late 70s) off hand that would meet this criterion? Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-31-17, 03:21 PM
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Post your location and someone will probably point you towards one
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Old 05-31-17, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by shutuppostman View Post
Searched the forum but couldnt find anything on the subject. First time posting so apologies if this isnt the right place.

I had a late 70s Fuji Sports 10 that recently got stolen and although it was a hi ten clunker with middle of the road components, I cant get over it. I love the way Fuji bikes handle and look. That said, for my next Fuji, Id like something a little better than my beloved Sports 10 but Im not quite sure what to look for. Most models I can find from around then seems to also be hi ten steel but Id like to find something at least double butted cromoly. Problem is I cant seem to find any and I dont know what to look for so my question is do any of you know of any models from that time period (late 70s) off hand that would meet this criterion? Thanks in advance!
Of the higher-end Fujis from that period, I remember only the Fuji Finest (painted themselves into a corner with that name), which was supplanted by the Fuji Newest (what were they thinking?). People will be along soon who remember much more about that era in Fuji's history, I would imagine.
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Old 05-31-17, 03:30 PM
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This site has vintage Fuji catalogs. The S10-S and above are very nice bikes.

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Old 05-31-17, 05:05 PM
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I don't know when the model was first introduced but I'm very pleased with my 82 Monterey, which I acquired as a frame and fork and built into my #1 commuter. It's a low-mid-range frame with Fuji Valite butted tubing, and an excellent basis for a commuter or even tourer.
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Old 05-31-17, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by shutuppostman View Post
That said, for my next Fuji, Id like something a little better than my beloved Sports 10 but I'm not quite sure what to look for. Most models I can find from around then seems to also be hi ten steel but Id like to find something at least double butted cromoly. Problem is I cant seem to find any and I dont know what to look for so my question is do any of you know of any models from that time period (late 70s) off hand that would meet this criterion? Thanks in advance!
As a prior message indicated go to the Classic Fuji site and page through the catalogs from the 70's and 80's and by the time your done you'll have a good idea what to look for. I built-up a 1980 Fuji Newest (their second in line behind the Professional that year) and fell in love with the quality of the Fuji. I now have a second project 1974 Fuji 'The Finest' that should be arriving tomorrow via FedEx. I can't wait to restore that 74. I'm always on the look out for any of the 1970's-80's Fuji bikes that were in the top 3 for any of those years - if they have rear drop-out adjuster screws they're a candidate for a project at my house

Sorry to hear about your bike loss. I hope you can find another Fuji that will bring you joy for years to come.
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Old 05-31-17, 05:18 PM
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I recently rebuilt this '88 Del Rey to trade someone with a beat-up Zeus (frame trashed, good mostly complete group). I actually liked the way it rode more than my buddy's S12, the Special Road Racer or Gran Tourer that've passed through my shop in the last couple years. Maybe it's too new for you, but I thought the graphics were well put together and it rode like a dream with slightly oversized tires. (more pics)


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I think the Newest was replaced by the Bestest.

There were lots of good bikes from period. Kind of hard to make generalizations.
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