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The frame doesn't fit pass-around game

Old 10-16-21, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Braqli View Post
Thanks, jdawg! She is loving that Cannondale---I will PM you.
It's a pretty one!
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Old 10-17-21, 10:05 AM
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1984 Team Fuji
I REALLY wanted this to fit me but itís too big. Itís in great shape. Would trade for an equally nice 56cm square frame.
60cm ST ctc.
58 TT ctc.


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WTT a 61 cm Fuji America (82-83) for 58-56cm Fuji America, Fuji Finest, Raleigh Competition or such low trail cantidate. Just found the bike but will post pictures as I clean the frame up. It looks to have good chrome and "beausage" fitting a transcontinental veteran.
Hey y'all, my apologies if I'm past when is typical to respond, as this is my first time on this sticky. I would be interested in either frame. I recently picked up a 1980 Univega Speciallissima, very similar to the Miata 1000, but it is a bit too small for me at 57cm ST. The frame is in excellent condition, appears to be mostly garage kept.

Attaching a few photos, happy to provide more if there's interest! (Pardon funky stem, I was playing with options to try to make the bike fit)


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Old 10-17-21, 03:09 PM
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Cool bike, but I've already got an 82 Miyata 610 waiting patiently in the garage... The Fuji America frame will be for sale at some point, but not till its broken down and ready to ship. Happy Hunting!
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Old 10-17-21, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by reluctantsuburb View Post
Hey y'all, my apologies if I'm past when is typical to respond, as this is my first time on this sticky. I would be interested in either frame. I recently picked up a 1980 Univega Speciallissima, very similar to the Miata 1000, but it is a bit too small for me at 57cm ST. The frame is in excellent condition, appears to be mostly garage kept.

Attaching a few photos, happy to provide more if there's interest! (Pardon funky stem, I was playing with options to try to make the bike fit)


I might could be convinced. Want to send me a PM with your contact info?
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I might could be convinced. Want to send me a PM with your contact info?
I think I successfully sent a PM, let me know if it didn't go through
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Old 10-18-21, 08:31 PM
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My attempts to swap didn't quite pan out so figured I'd start with a fresh post.

I am looking for an 80s steel sport tourer to build up as a rando style bike, perhaps converting to 650b. I picked up this 1980 Univega Speciallissima and while I've really enjoyed it, it's just a bit too small for me to start dumping money into. It's right around 57cm CTC on the seat tube, 56cm on the top tube. Currently sporting lots of original components, including a suntour Cyclone-II derailleur.

Looking for a suitable candidate for the described above. Low trail, able to fit wider tires, perhaps front rack mounts, on a 60cm or so frame. Open to swapping frames or whole bike.

Funky stem to compensate for height


As I picked it up
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Old 11-06-21, 03:52 PM
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Half bubble off plumb 60 cm Mondia Special

Well this ones "special".. Drove 4 hours and picked it up, primarily for the French thread Campy headset and Phil Wood Swiss bottom bracket and other useful but tired bits. I figured I'd pass the frame on to some one a bit taller. I got it mostly stripped down cleaned and waxed, and noticed that something wasn't quite right.... crap she's been crashed.

So according to WIX and SWAG the head tube is 1 degree steeper and canted .75 degree to the side The drop outs are around 126mm, but the extra 6 mm is on the drive side. Of course I'm referencing off a canted headtube...
The top and down tubes have more of a gentle bend and there are no obvious buckles of paint damage. The fork looks ok but could have lost a couple mm of rake. I'm pretty sure that most of this is correctable, but not by me.

Here's the before picture:



I'm still looking for a 23" ish 73 ish Raleigh Competition( paint optional) , but I would certainly take any kind randonneur junk...Mafac Raids or Cantilever's, fenders, a bell or other Wampum.....

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Old 11-15-21, 06:56 PM
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Got a 24" (~61CM) 1982 Trek 613 that can be seen here. Looking for a honeycomb dropout Gitane in the 55-58CM range or a BOB trailer/Xtracycle. Some sort of narrow-ish cargo equipment that is not a baby stroller, pretty much. Located north of the SF Bay area. Open to other 55-58CM trade options of equal value if you're close enough to not require shipping.
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