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Is This Classic? ~My latest acquisition

Old 10-16-19, 12:54 PM
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Is This Classic/vintage? ~My latest acquisition

Fuji Tahoe of unknown age. 18 speed Cro-moly tubing bought for $30 having sat for years, tires in great shape with some rust here and there. Just looking for an option from my road bike as I get back into biking.

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If it’s classic to you, that’s all that matters. To
most? Probably not.
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Originally Posted by roadbikeChris View Post
Fuji Tahoe of unknown age. 18 speed Cro-moly tubing bought for $30 having sat for years, tires in great shape with some rust here and there. Just looking for an option from my road bike as I get back into biking.
Appears in great condition, remove the rust, touch up the paint, and if the tires are original, DO NOT ride on them!!!!
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Old 10-16-19, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
If itís classic to you, thatís all that matters. To
most? Probably not.
Good answer maybe I should have said vintage? LOL
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Old 10-16-19, 01:07 PM
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Why wouldn't it be? It's old enough; late '80s at the latest. Several steps above a dept. store bike. Steel "is real". Definitely not like anything produced today. Checks enough check-boxes IMO.
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Any old bike parked next to a bunch of really cool vintage stereo gear is a classic as far as I'm concerned.

Overhaul it, get rid of that fugly stem, buy some new tires, and ride the heck out of it.

One thing I've found with old MTBs is that if they haven't been ridden off road (and most of them have never seen single track), the parts tend to be in decent shape. They're tough bikes that make excellent commuters, tourers, and gravel grinders. Plus they're fun to ride.

I love old MTBs so yeah it's a classic even without the stereo gear in the background.
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Old 10-16-19, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Any old bike parked next to a bunch of really cool vintage stereo gear is a classic as far as I'm concerned.

Overhaul it, get rid of that fugly stem, buy some new tires, and ride the heck out of it.

One thing I've found with old MTBs is that if they haven't been ridden off road (and most of them have never seen single track), the parts tend to be in decent shape. They're tough bikes that make excellent commuters, tourers, and gravel grinders. Plus they're fun to ride.

I love old MTBs so yeah it's a classic even without the stereo gear in the background.
Yeah the stem is a puzzle to me, why so high??? Anyway, it and the handlebars are rusted anyway. Tires look hardly ridden on, no wear. The guy lived on a dirt road, I am guessing he road it to the street to get his mail.
I was thinking tourer myself...

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Plus one on what @bikemig said, and if it has thumb shifters all the better with some smooth tires that could be a very plush ride for commuting, errands etc the weird stem is probably why it didn't get ridden, someone tried to make a too small frame work and what do you know they never rode it which is why its all about fit. Have fun getting back on the road,or trail
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Old 10-16-19, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by ryansu View Post
Plus one on what @bikemig said, and if it has thumb shifters all the better with some smooth tires that could be a very plush ride for commuting, errands etc the weird stem is probably why it didn't get ridden, someone tried to make a too small frame work and what do you know they never rode it which is why its all about fit. Have fun getting back on the road,or trail
Thumb shifter equipped!
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+1 on the bar/stem. This is exceedingly common among the MTBs/ATBs of this era that we find. The LBSes get them on trade-in (or whatever), and "geezer-fy" them. Entails any one or more (or all) of: stoopid tall stem and/or riser bar, spring or super-wide saddle, "suspension" seat post, cheap street tires. Flip 'em as "comfort" city cruisers. Looks like yours got a partial treatment. At least they kept the nice thumbies.

That's a Tange MTB sticker, right? Def. worth the price of admission. Too bad you can't hit the classic Fuji site. Who's the member who said he had a lot of the content? Was it @ScottRyder ? Maybe check-in with him....
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Old 10-16-19, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
+1 on the bar/stem. This is exceedingly common among the MTBs/ATBs of this era that we find. The LBSes get them on trade-in (or whatever), and "geezer-fy" them. Entails any one or more (or all) of: stoopid tall stem and/or riser bar, spring or super-wide saddle, "suspension" seat post, cheap street tires. Flip 'em as "comfort" city cruisers. Looks like yours got a partial treatment. At least they kept the nice thumbies.

That's a Tange MTB sticker, right? Def. worth the price of admission. Too bad you can't hit the classic Fuji site. Who's the member who said he had a lot of the content? Was it @ScottRyder ? Maybe check-in with him....

Correct on the sticker, yes. Cro-mo butted tubing Tange MTB.
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It should be a nice rider. I liked the one I pulled out of GW for $10. Great tubing, paint job and lugged. Components were middle level but worked great.

Gave it to whatwolf when I went GT crazy.
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Old 10-16-19, 04:01 PM
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I really like the substantial feel of this bike. I am a bigger guy and its just more reassuring to me. I could see this becoming my go-to bike.
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+1; we got through last winter almost entirely without starting the truck, thanks to a few workhorses like this.

Just got a look at that rack install -- ! How can someone look right past a nicely brazed on set of rack mounts and do..... that?
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+1; we got through last winter almost entirely without starting the truck, thanks to a few workhorses like this.

Just got a look at that rack install -- ! How can someone look right past a nicely brazed on set of rack mounts and do..... that?
I am guessing they had one laying around and cheaped out!
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Any old bike parked next to a bunch of really cool vintage stereo gear is a classic as far as I'm concerned.

Overhaul it, get rid of that fugly stem, buy some new tires, and ride the heck out of it.

One thing I've found with old MTBs is that if they haven't been ridden off road (and most of them have never seen single track), the parts tend to be in decent shape. They're tough bikes that make excellent commuters, tourers, and gravel grinders. Plus they're fun to ride.

I love old MTBs so yeah it's a classic even without the stereo gear in the background.
marantz for the win
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marantz for the win
Marantz is a must have for all audiophiles. (Not really, but sounds good!)
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This one is solid. '87 I think, hi-ten tubeset.
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Nice!!! Oh by the way, I put a proper rack on the back!!
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Originally Posted by roadbikeChris View Post
Fuji Tahoe of unknown age. 18 speed Cro-moly tubing bought for $30 having sat for years, tires in great shape with some rust here and there. Just looking for an option from my road bike as I get back into biking.
That saddle nose sticking up in ones privates would limit the mileage by even the toughest riders! A stem that works for you, tires for whatever you intend to ride on and you have a cool vintage/classic fun ride!
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Originally Posted by roadbikeChris View Post
Fuji Tahoe of unknown age. 18 speed Cro-moly tubing bought for $30 having sat for years, tires in great shape with some rust here and there. Just looking for an option from my road bike as I get back into biking.
You had me at cro-moly. Nice find.
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Originally Posted by roadbikeChris View Post
Marantz is a must have for all audiophiles. (Not really, but sounds good!)
Things that sound good are a must for all audiophiles.

I really like the color on that Fuji. Great find! Now you just have to get a vintage walkman so you can listen to your cassettes on the go.
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Originally Posted by roadbikeChris View Post
Marantz is a must have for all audiophiles. (Not really, but sounds good!)
I have a 2238 receiver in the garage and a 2238B in the basement.

I don't have a Fuji, but I like 80's mountain bikes. They are so versatile to be set up for however you need them.
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I love it but that stem has to go! Not that I have much room to talk on the tall stem front.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I love it but that stem has to go! Not that I have much room to talk on the tall stem front.
Same here. I'm usually looking for a taller stem, but this one's just TOO goofy-looking. 😁😉 Plus there's no forward extension, that would get old quick. 🙄
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