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Old 04-29-16, 07:13 AM   #376
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The format is not listed because this is a contract manufactured frame, probably from Taiwan. Based on our current understanding of the format, it was manufactured in October 1991, which would make it a 1992 model. It appears to have been rebuilt/upgraded to an extent, based on the handlebar/stem combination and saddle.
Thanks a lot T-Mar. I could see "Made in Taiwan" sticker on it, so everything adds up!
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Old 05-21-16, 05:17 PM   #377
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Here's a recent acquirement, 1984 Team Fuji. Purchased from original owner, bike has always been on island.

Serial # KA403724

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Old 05-23-16, 07:54 AM   #378
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^ Beautiful! How's the paint holding up? Not so much that you're on an island but I've seen the paint on those Teams rust way too soon.

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Old 05-23-16, 12:07 PM   #379
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^ Beautiful! How's the paint holding up? Not so much that you're on an island but I've seen the paint on those Teams rust way too soon.

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Thanks!

Paint is holding up really well, only a tiny bit of surface rust in the corners that I'll need to clean up at some point. Overall it's in amazing shape for its age. I've also heard things about the paint on these Fujis rusting early, but this one seems to have been spared so far.
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Let me add my 1988 Club Fuji I just picked up and am going over. SN# FK703056. Supposed to be a 54cm. I know the top tube is pretty much exactly the same size as the one my 53cm LeMond Tourmelet and we know the LeMonds tend to have longer top tubes for the size.



Saddle and seatpost appear to be the only parts not original.
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fuji Tahoe rare

Serial number is F1068892 can anybody tell why it's not two letters and what year please it's driving my crazy lol and also I don't know how to upload pics I just made the account
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fuji Tahoe rare

Serial number is F1068892 can anybody tell why it's not two letters and what year please it's driving my crazy lol and also I don't know how to upload pics I just made the account
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Serial number is F1068892 can anybody tell why it's not two letters and what year please it's driving my crazy lol and also I don't know how to upload pics I just made the account
The data base only covers Fuji manufactured bicycles. Yours was contract manufactured in Taiwan. I don't have confirmation on the manufacturer, but it's believed to be Fairly. We'd need pictures to positively identify the year, but it's probably 1991.

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Fuji 24" wheel women's bike

Hello, I recently acquired this 80's/90's Fuji women's bike and was curious to pin down the model. It looks very simliar to photos I've seen of the Odessa and Boulevard but not exact. Any guesses? I'm thinking it's one of the Taiwan-made variations. It's got a Shimano 3x6 200GS crankset and 24" wheels. Serial number starts with F90. Thanks!

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Hello! I've been working on a Fuji Finest and have been a bit puzzled by the serial number, I was wondering if anyone could help:

The number reads "D9I00209"

If I am reading the number correctly that would make it a 1974, but the "D" is not currently listed as a manufacturing facility letter. Does anyone have any clues what it would mean?


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Hello! I've been working on a Fuji Finest and have been a bit puzzled by the serial number, I was wondering if anyone could help:

The number reads "D9I00209"

If I am reading the number correctly that would make it a 1974, but the "D" is not currently listed as a manufacturing facility letter. Does anyone have any clues what it would mean?
Maybe the serial number operator mixed up his facility and month stamps and it's supposed to be I9D00209?
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Old 08-19-16, 07:59 AM   #387
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Hello, I recently acquired this 80's/90's Fuji women's bike and was curious to pin down the model. It looks very simliar to photos I've seen of the Odessa and Boulevard but not exact. Any guesses? I'm thinking it's one of the Taiwan-made variations. It's got a Shimano 3x6 200GS crankset and 24" wheels. Serial number starts with F90. Thanks!

Photo here: https://goo.gl/photos/pYgJ3wgvK1bx1Mxj8
I believe what you have is a 1990 Sandblaster. The serial number indicates 1989 or 1990 and the 1990 Sandblaster came in a ladies' version with 24" wheels, a 200GS crankset and was available in candy red.
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Hi there! Here's my Fuji Suncrest 1995 & ID number is 5C08 F503814. Please tell me more about number. Many thanks)
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Hi there! Here's my Fuji Suncrest 1995 & ID number is 5C08 F503814. Please tell me more about number. Many thanks.
Your bicycle was contract manufactured by Fairly of Taiwan in March 1995. It was 5th in Fuji's ATB line and was the highest model offered with a rigid fork. MSRP was $799.00 US.

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Heres's another one whats left of 1980 Gran Tourer SE SS# JKOO2361. This one originally came with a mix of Fuji branded Suntour and Sugino components 12 speed, pretty basic entry level sports touring model with steel wheels and Fuji 441 chro-mo framset.

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Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like we have have a workable solution for the early 1980 codes, format LLNNNNNN, where L = letter and N= number.

The 1st letter/character appears to represent the manufacturer's identity. To date, I have logged four different codes - F, I, J & K. I do not know if these represent different Fuji manufacturing sites or contractors.

The 2nd letter/character is a year stratifier. In this case it appears to be a month rather than a fortnight. In 18 data sets I have nine different letters represented, but none is higher than L, the 12th letter.

The 1st number (3rd character) represents the last digit of the calendar year, (i.e. 0= 1980, 1= 1981, 2 = 1982, etc.). In all 18 cases the component codes were from the previous or same year, providing excellent correlation. To date, I have serial numbers that span 1980-1985 inclusive. Presumibly the span extends further, but I have no data to prove it.

The remaining numbers/characters are a sequential frame manufacturing number for the month.


As an example, lets look at spacedman's Espree in the above post:

Serial number is SC335940 where,

S = facility or contractor

C = 3rd month (March)

3 = last digit of year of manufacture (1983)

35940 = 35,940th frame for March 1983


The one thing that I have yet to determine is where the cut-off occurs for the new model year. It should be very safe to assume that frames manufactured in the first 6 months represent that model year. Likewise, frames from the last 3 months almost surely represent the upcoming model year. But the months 7-9 could go either way and the cutover may even change from year to year.
I know this thread is ancient but.... I found a Fuji Sagres serial number SI412881 which makes it a September of 84 build but it is a triple butted 178 frame which according to the brocheres makes it a 1985 spec bike.
P.S. the fork has Tange 4.I stamped on it.
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