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Old 02-08-10, 08:20 PM
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Fuji SJ-10

I recently found a Fuji SJ-10 at a Goodwill for $30 and put new tires and tubes on it this weekend The bike is in great shape and rides nicely. It still has a lot of the old suntour components on it but they look almost as good as new. Can anyone give me a clue as to what the value of this bike is? It's too small for me so I'd love to sell it and put some money toward something that would.

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*EDIT: Sorry, I thought I put this in the appraisals section.

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Old 02-08-10, 09:30 PM
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The resale value depends greatly on your location. It also depends on the condition and the size of the bike. Post some pictures.

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Old 02-08-10, 09:56 PM
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https://yfrog.com/5m10002071j

That's a picture before the new tires. The ones on there were in terrible shape but everything else looks nice.
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Hi Cork2 and welcome to C&V -

The SJ-10 was a very small frame with 26" steel wheels - so I sincerely doubt that you will be able to do much more than recover your cost . I agree with your intent to flip it to someone who can ride it and put the money toward something better for yourself. - A better Fuji with alloy wheels would be a good way to go, though there are many other Japanese bikes that can occasionally be had for very reasonable prices.
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Old 02-08-10, 10:42 PM
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+1 Juvenile bikes with steel rims, steel cranks and other low end features have minimal value. Its a clean one, and a Fuji, two big pluses.
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Old 02-08-10, 11:32 PM
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I had an sj-10 in the late '70s, and it had 27" wheels, not 26". But yes, steel wheels.
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Originally Posted by mcgreivey View Post
I had an sj-10 in the late '70s, and it had 27" wheels, not 26". But yes, steel wheels.
Hi mcgreivey -
Are you sure ? Every catalog reference specifies 26" , and 26" wheels are not quite as obvious as one might think -(at least not until they are juxtaposed to a 27" wheeled bike ).
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From the right person you could probably get $75-$100 - just be prepared to wait.
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Old 02-09-10, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
Hi mcgreivey -
Are you sure ? Every catalog reference specifies 26" , and 26" wheels are not quite as obvious as one might think -(at least not until they are juxtaposed to a 27" wheeled bike ).
I'm 99% sure. I bought it in about 1978, so it must have been a '77 or '78. The bike that it replaced was 26". The SJ10 had 27 x 1-1/4 tires. Two years later, I sold the SJ10 to my only-slightly-shorter friend down the street, and bought the Windsor Carrera Sport that I still have. My friend and I rode together a lot. The Windsor had a 25" frame, to the SJ10's 23" (or maybe 21") frame. The Windsor had 1-1/18" tires.

When I had the Fuji, I remember I was the only kid in town with a 27" bike. Everyone else had 26" department store bikes.

The catalog you link to doesn't give the specs for the '78 (unless I missed it). Maybe they changed to 26" later?

My bike was cream colored.

By the way, check this out. Someone's trying to sell an SJ10 for $500...
https://memphis.kijiji.com/bicycles/m...ike/?ad=281459

EDIT

Stop the presses. Maybe the one I had was a Sports 10...
https://classicfuji.com/1977_11_Sport...ts10L_Page.htm

And on the '78 catalog's Sports 10 page, the SJ10 the seems to be the 18-1/2"-framed, 26" version of the Sports 10
https://classicfuji.com/1977_11_Sport...ts10L_Page.htm

Mystery solved. A minor mystery, admittedly.

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Old 02-09-10, 01:05 PM
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The tires are 26 x 1 1/4. Whether they were stock or not though, I don't know.
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