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Old 04-12-06, 10:25 PM
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FUJI Model Information Needed

I picked up this Fuji road bike at a sale recently. I know it's not a classic or vintage, but I need help. I'm really enjoying riding it, but I can't figure out which model it is or where it fits in the Fuji line-up. The original owner didn't like the model name and removed it from the top tube. From the components, I am able to date this as probably a 1993 model. There is a remote chance it is a late 1992 or early 1994 model. It has Tange double butted tubing, Suntour SL, 16 speed, groupo with index shifting. Additionally it has Sugino Cranks, Ritchey 24X700 tires, Araya RS-430 rims and aero bars. It weighs in at 22.5 lbs. If anyone can provide any help in identifying the model or where it fit in the Fuji line-up I would really appreciate the information. A good guess is more than I have now.
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Old 04-15-06, 03:02 PM
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Very Cool looking bike! Wish I could be of some help, but the only Fuji I know about is my own Fuji Dynamic10. It is a 1974-ish model. With my bike, I was able to determine the date by using the codes on the Suntour components. I did a google search, with the help of some forum members, and was able to date my bike within one or two years. If I remember correctly, a forum member known as T-Mar, is one of the very knowlegeable folks on these Fuji bikes. Have a great weekend!
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What you have would appear to be a Fuji Club, circa 1993. The tubing and SL components match this model. From what info I have, it was 4th in a line-up of five, road models. Original 1993 price was $580 US.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
What you have would appear to be a Fuji Club, circa 1993. The tubing and SL components match this model. From what info I have, it was 4th in a line-up of five, road models. Original 1993 price was $580 US.
Thanks T-mar. I'm working on this bike now making some necessary repairs. I'm a mountain biker who just purchased a new, dual suspension Specialized. So I didn't have the funds for a new road bike. I decided to go the garage sale route. I picked up a Ross 290S with 700C rims and 12 speed set-up, I thought I would never top that find. Then I found this FUJI and I couldn't believe my good fortune. It had two broken deraileur cables, so the owner 'unloaded' it at a garage sale. I'm just glad I got it.
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Hey I picked up on of these with a mostly rx-100 shimano group. I has an interesting fork; aluminum with a name like dura lite or something I can't remember right now. I suspect the bike is 95-96 or so. The headset is a nice shimano 600 and the fork seems too nice for the rest of the bike, alothough the frame itself is very well finished. Does anyone remember this fork? it's pretty cool to me.
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way ahead of the game

Hey,
You're way ahead of the game. You've (the dacal has) done most of the work already. You should coat the decal on the seat tube with clear fingernail polish to protect it. Ishiwata, who previously made frames for Fuji, went out of business in 1992. So, the year and the maker Tange fits. Additionally, you might try pulling the fork and taking a look at the steer tube. It will probably say Tange, too. I'll add an example. Try the Fujibikes.com website and click on 'United States', 'Contact','general email:'. The guys in that department are very responsive. Give them the BB S/N, who knows?
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