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Old 04-12-10, 01:31 AM
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1986 Team Fuji

I saw this on craigs about a week or 2 ago, it had already been up about a week. the ad said it was a team fuji bike and said small frame and sutour components. Well i email the seller and he still had it, it was a out of town bike and i told the seller that i had someone that could pick it up for me, well he agreed and about a couple of days later i had the bike.

The person that bought it for me finally was able to bring it down to the valley.
From what i gather doing research on classic fuji it is a 1896 model its super small, i was actually thinking about flipping it but it fits me. I have a short inseam. the only thing is it has some rust on the outside but some spots here and there. the seat post had some but i was able to just spray with wd40 and it all came off. I was able to break it all down tonight to the frame and i will begin cleanup this week. i want to give it a bath in oaxic maybe next weekend.

Th suntour stuff has seen better days, The arizona sun has faded the font and the actual grey parts to more of a silver/smoke color.

It seems all original except for the kalloy stem which replaced the black nitto stem. The pedals even have the original fuji straps on it.

so here are some pics.



















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Old 04-12-10, 01:44 AM
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I'm pretty sure I saw this exact bike in Seattle a couple weeks ago! It is beautiful.
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Old 04-12-10, 03:05 AM
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That will clean up nicely. I love that Suntour Sprint group. Beautiful lines.
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Old 04-12-10, 07:17 AM
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Wow, that is a nice bike. Even that (original, I'm guessing) tape looks good. Wish they had the dropout setscrews in '82. I'd miss my fender eyelets though...
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Old 04-12-10, 10:08 AM
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Very nice and will be spectacular after a little cleanup. Looks like the paint is in terrific shape..
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Yep, paint looks awesome...

I have an exact replacement for that feather saddle sitting at home in great shape. If you're interested let me know. I've not ridden it but it doesn't appear to be horribly comfortable to me. YMMV.

Stock it had blue tape and I think yellow cable housing would make it, but that's just me.

If you search some there are some black Nitto stems available out there:

http://www.tracksupermarket.com/inde...roducts_id=366 (if you can deal with a track stem)
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...f8a46891ad839a
http://www.origin-8.com/product_deta...Stem&cl1=STEMS (if you can deal with the Origin8 logo...)

Have fun, give us some after pics.
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Old 04-12-10, 10:50 AM
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Coincidentally, a customer just brought in the exact bike in the exact same size frame into the shop for a tuneup. It still has the black Nitto stem, and the fork crown is a bit rusty just like the OP's.
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Old 04-12-10, 11:14 AM
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Nice find! It's in rather good shape and I'm sure the slight rust and oxidation will come off easily. I have a pair of those Sprint pedals from the 80s still. I loved them...looked just like the $$$ Superbe Pro models, except the gray and silver coloring. Looking forward to seeing it once it's finished.
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Yeah the paint is pretty nice it will look pretty nice after a bath and wax. Not bad for 50 bucks i say.
When i took it apart i thought what i saw was rust in the rear triangle thats why i was thinking a full bath with some framesaver afterwards.

@khatfull thanks for the offer ill keep it in mind. I also thought of you as i was looking at the shiny parts thinking should i go for it and go crazy buffing like you.

I was actually shopping for a black stem but wasn't sure if i wanted to invest alot of money into it if i flip it, if i decide to keep it who nows.
Im also thinking blue tape and yellow housing.
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am i crazy or is there something weird going on with the front tire... i.e. not centered.
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it probally isnt on there right, it was off earlier. i just threw it on to roll it to the front door...
the tire that is on there was about ready to roll off...

but i really didnt bother to look at it plus i think it is leaning weird.
i tried to lean it on the wall so it wouldnt show no distortion....
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$50!?! Wow, you stole it.
Unless that Kalloy stem is really low-end, try buffing it to a nice shine, betcha it'll look right at home on this bike.
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So i spent some time cleaning the rust and old grease off the parts. I was reading in some older threads about getting some hoods to fit on these brake levers, im still not sure what i should use any help?

I still need to clean the bars and stem, then to soak the frame and put it all back together!

here are some clean parts!


here are the brake levers, i have the old hoods but they are pretty much toast.


i was a little disappointed when i was cleaning the front derailler the lettering rubbed right off.... i tried being as careful as i could, but i think the sun got to it before i did.

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Originally Posted by jamesj View Post
Im also thinking blue tape and yellow housing.
Here is some blue and yellow:

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Originally Posted by robatsu View Post
Here is some blue and yellow:

I did something similar with my blue/yellow 85 Team, but unfortunately I don't have pictures and the bike is at my family's farm. It looks good, but I used Tressotar, which I am not fond of. It is too thin for my liking.
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Originally Posted by jamesj View Post
So i spent some time cleaning the rst and old grease off the parts. I was reading in some older threads about getting some hoods to fit on these brake levers, im still not sure what i should use any help?

I still need to clean the bars and stem, then to soak the frame and put it all back together!

here are some clean parts!
Excellent job sir!! Clean up the little bit of rust on the fork crown and anywhere else on the frame and you'll have a wonderful example of that bike. That fact that it fits you is even better. I still say blue tape and yellow housing would be the schizzle. Check out Bike Ribbon Professional in blue, I have some in stock and if I'm seeing the color in your pics correctly it should be a really nice match.

My offer of the saddle remains. It's yours for the taking, especially since it's going on a Fuji of correct vintage Folks around here have been extraordinarily good to me...pay it forward right?

Beautiful bike...ride it with Fuji pride
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