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Old 03-21-10, 07:24 PM
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How can I identify a painted frame?

Hey, all. I picked up a bike a few months back. I don't think it's really classic or vintage, but I'm curious about the quality of the frame and I thought you guys would know a thing or two about this.

The frame has been repainted (it even has the painter's logo on one of the chainstays). It has a Fuji headbadge and fork, but the serial number (stamped on the bottom bracket shell) doesn't seem to be one of Fuji's.

How can I go about identifying the frame?


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Old 03-21-10, 07:39 PM
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Looks to be a Fuji... and someone will probably be better able to ID it as we all have our own little areas of expertise.

Just pulled a badly re-sprayed frame and fork out of the scrap pile at the co-op and would have recognized that Carlton made fork from a mile away, saw the Suntour dropouts, and measured the seat post... looks to be a 78ish Raleigh Super Course.

It would of course have to be 25 inches tall.

Guess I will throw it back.

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Basically... the best way to identify a frame is to post decent pics of it here where geeks abound.
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Pics of the dropouts, lugs, bottom bracket, brake bridges. Seatpost diameter is helpful as is frame weight if you can manage it. Components usually aren't much help unless you are very sure they are orginal. Decals if there are any.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
Basically... the best way to identify a frame is to post decent pics of it here where geeks abound.
I would have to agree 100% with this statement. Unfortunately I do not consider myself knowledgeable enough to be one of those geeks. In due time I suppose haha
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Old 03-23-10, 02:13 PM
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For anyone interested, I reposted this as a direct question ("what is this Fuji?" instead of "how can I identify a frame?") with more pics and info here: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ainted-Fuji%21


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