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What size do you think this Fuji is?

Old 10-06-17, 12:37 PM
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What size do you think this Fuji is?

This just popped up on CL at a reasonable price and I think I'm only going to have one chance at this, so I figured I'd unleash the experts here on it instead of trying to get the seller to measure it. Does this look like a 55cm or a 58cm?



Any thoughts on these in general? I know nothing about Fuji bikes other than they look pretty.

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Originally Posted by deadllama View Post
This just popped up on CL at a reasonable price and I think I'm only going to have one chance at this, so I figured I'd unleash the experts here on it instead of trying to get the seller to measure it. Does this look like a 55cm or a 58cm?



Any thoughts on these in general? I know nothing about Fuji bikes other than they look pretty.
Damn you're in my city! I texted them. They said 24". This is a nice bike. I'll bet he'll take 200, he started at 400
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Originally Posted by jpaschall View Post
Damn you're in my city! I texted them. They said 24". This is a nice bike. I'll bet he'll take 200, he started at 400
That was my bet, too. Although I think 24" (which is 61cm, right?) might be a little big for me...
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That was my bet, too. Although I think 24" (which is 61cm, right?) might be a little big for me...
Yeah around 61cm, though honestly it looks a little smaller than 61 to my eye (he did measure if for me though, supposedly). It's a little small for me.
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Looks to be 58 to 60cm to me.
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It's clearlyrics a larger than average frame, based on the inside head Tibet length. Knowing nothing else, I would have said it's more like 59cm.

However, and for future reference because it comes up often, there's an easy and accurate way to measure frame size in a photo.

Pick any element of known size, ie. the rim diameter, put a piece of paper across it and mark it off. You now have a gauge you can put against the frame to compare.

If you want to measure it more precisely, search "make a paper ruler" and calibrate it based on the rim diameter.
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23"/58 to my eye...

This is a 23" Note the headtube length...



...and these are 57cm





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Old 10-06-17, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by deadllama View Post
This just popped up on CL at a reasonable price and I think I'm only going to have one chance at this, so I figured I'd unleash the experts here on it instead of trying to get the seller to measure it. Does this look like a 55cm or a 58cm?

Any thoughts on these in general? I know nothing about Fuji bikes other than they look pretty.
Per the Fuji 1983 Catalog the Touring Series IV was available in 52, 55, 58, 61 and 64 cm. Fuji measured C-T. Not 55 for sure. So most likely 58 (based on the rear wheel being a 27" rim the seat stem appears to be around 23")

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I agree with 58cm. As I said, he did measure it for me, but who knows if he did it properly.
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The seller never texted me back I had my hopes up about this one.
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I hope you can contact the CL seller. That is a great looking Fuji!!!

I would say it's 23" or 24" just by guessing. It looks just a hair smaller than my '85 Fuji Del Rey (which is a whopping 25"!!)

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