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Which Bike To Choose: Fuji Royale or Schwinn LeTour

Old 02-19-11, 03:48 PM
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Which Bike To Choose: Fuji Royale or Schwinn LeTour

I have two bikes. Both 1980. One Blue Schwinn LeTour and one Blue Fuji royale.

Gonna be SS/Sturmey Archer powered.

I already have the schwinn built up

But then a 1980 Fuji Royale popped up on the local cl for 100. I jumped on it. Now I need money for rent on the 1st, and too many bikes which brings up the ?.

Do I make the Fuji my SS till I get my set of superchampion/aw wheels in, then put them on, or do i sell the fuji.
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Old 02-19-11, 04:38 PM
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Not familiar with the Fuji but i like the looks of that Schwinn and in general like Schwinns from the early 80s.
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Old 02-19-11, 04:51 PM
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Need a pic of the Fuji, but my initial reaction is to adjust the Fuji if it was out of sync and take better pics if it had bad pics posted and repost it for $150/offer as a quick flip.

Without seeing the Fuji, the Schwinn seems like it works for you as it sits. Flip the Fuji, ride the Schwinn, life goes on.
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Old 02-19-11, 05:12 PM
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Here is the fuji. Looks to be an 80. New mismatched tires, weird leather cover for saddle, straight bars =(
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Old 02-19-11, 05:29 PM
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I'd take the chromoly Fuji over the 1020 Schwinn.
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Old 02-19-11, 06:11 PM
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+1 for keeping the Fuji.....
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Old 02-19-11, 06:14 PM
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I'm kind of agreeing. The paint is nicer on the Schwinn, but the Suntour GT drops, and the fuji fork crown vs chrome crown cover on the schwinn. Plus, fuji panto cranks would look nice SS
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Old 02-19-11, 06:30 PM
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I like the Schwinn personally...

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Old 02-19-11, 06:32 PM
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Hence my conundrum. I have a softspot for 70's schwinns.
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Old 02-19-11, 06:59 PM
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I think these Schwinns make good single speeds. I have a 1980 traveller that I've run that way for years.

I'd keep the Fuji geared, and keep the Schwinn, too.

I'd work some overtime or donate plasma or other valuable fluids to pay the rent.
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Old 02-19-11, 07:07 PM
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One more vote for the Fuji.
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Old 02-19-11, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DiegoFrogs View Post

I'd work some overtime or donate plasma or other valuable fluids to pay the rent.
Spoken like a true "bike nut" Haha!!

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Old 02-19-11, 07:21 PM
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If I keep the fuji, its getting a sturmey archer.
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Old 02-19-11, 07:43 PM
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+1 for the Royale, nice bikes....the Royale II was an especially nice bike for the money back in the day.

Take a look at Scottryder's on his blog at https://vintagefuji.posterous.com

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I've ridden both. No brainer, Fuji!

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Old 02-20-11, 01:51 PM
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Schwinn...

I'd stick w/ the Schwinn. I personally love vintage Schwinn and Fuji bikes and am looking for an old Fuji to build up now. That being said, you have a sweet looking Schwinn. It almost looks like it was meant to be built up that way. Very classy.
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Old 02-20-11, 04:04 PM
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Really like the color of that schwinn... it pops

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Old 02-20-11, 06:42 PM
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+10 On the Fuji. I have a Royale II right now.

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