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Old 07-18-10, 05:34 PM
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Fuji identification- unusually serial number

Picked up at Goodwill- need some help identifying it. The serial number (see pictures below) of FJ91067 doesn't seem to fit the format of any listed on classicfuji.com. The bike has been repainted, but I'm pretty sure its a fuji from the looks of the lugs on the fork and the crank, which I assume is original. From the date stamp on the dia compe brakes, it is a 78 or 79, but those may not be original. Should clean up into a nice ride. Not bad after I haggled them down to $20.

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Looks similar to my '79 Fuji Royale's rear drop outs and head tube lugs. Straight gauge ChroMoly triangle, Hi Ten fork. Rides pretty well, especially for a winter bike with 700c x 32s on it. Good luck. Check your serial number again, it may be a 1979 or 1980 model produced in '79.

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It looks like you may have missed a number between the 0 and the 6 that is partially concealed under your cable. Assuming that there is a number there, this format seems to work to ID your bike's model year. I'm going to guess it is a 1980 bike made in October of 1979.

FJ910x67

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...umber-Database

SERIAL NUMBERS 1980-1987*:

Serial number format WXYZZZZZ where;

W = a letter, presumibly indicating a Fuji facility or contractor. To date, samples have included F, I , J, K & S.
X = a letter, indicating the calendar month of manufacturer (A = January, B = February, C = March, etc)
Y = a number, indicating the last digit of the calendar year of manufacture (0 = 1980, 1 = 1981, 2 = 1982, etc.)
ZZZZZ = a five digit number sequence, probably indicating frame number during month

Example: FB125349 indicates the 25,349th frame manufactured during February 1981.

*The serial number format may extend beyond 1980-1987, in either direction, but to date, data samples lie within this range.
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That cable routing under the BB is certainly strange on that Fuji ...

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Thanks for the replies. Has anybody seen cable routing like that under a bottom bracket or is this something that happened when somebody changed the rear derailler (I know I spelled it wrong) and had to route it different? No matter how close I look, I can't see another number in the serial number, but the cable has worn into quite a bit...

I guess nobody knows which late 70's (supposedly) model Fuji this is for sure.
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Originally Posted by matimeo
Thanks for the replies. Has anybody seen cable routing like that under a bottom bracket or is this something that happened when somebody changed the rear derailler (I know I spelled it wrong) and had to route it different? No matter how close I look, I can't see another number in the serial number, but the cable has worn into quite a bit...

I guess nobody knows which late 70's (supposedly) model Fuji this is for sure.
Hard to say exactly, chances are it's a Royale or a Gran Tourer ..

The cable running under the BB, isn't that attached to the FD? I'd love to see more photos of where that cable is going.

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Yeah, I meant FD. I'll post more pics tonight when I get home.
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Cable Routing

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That cable routing under the BB is certainly strange on that Fuji ...

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That's strange that I didn't see that detail. On my Royale, the front derailleur has a cable stop brazed onto the downtube. For the rear derailleur, there's a cable guide, sort of like a jai alai basket, also brazed onto the top of bottom bracket lug, to the drive side of where the seat tube joins. Nothing passes beneath the BB.

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That routing is often used when people switch from a housing type derailleur to a wire type when no frame fittings are available to run bare wire. It works fine once the wire takes a set.
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it is either a 79 Royal or Grand tourer. Cranks look like what came on the Grand tourer.

If it has Nitto bars and stem it is a Royal if it has steel bars it is the grand tourer. The Royal would have VX-S rear derailleur. GT had a VGT.

Catalogs if you haven't found them already.
www.classicfuji.com

Should be a cable guide over the BB for the FD. It may be the GT came with a bolt on guide as that frame may be shared wit ha lower model 5 speed.

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