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Old 09-01-12, 11:45 AM
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I don't suppose any one of you fuji fans could help me out with a dilemma could you?

I have an opportunity to buy a 2008 Fuji Touring for about $400. That seems like a really good deal to me, but I'm concerned about sizing. I haven't been able to find anything locally that I can get sized on. My area is pretty dry for bikes.

I am about 6'1/2", maybe 6'1". I measured my inseam at roughly 33.5". The bike for sale is only 56cm though. I couldn't find any good information regarding the specs and dimensions of the frame, and I'm a bit of a noob anyway. Would anyone mind providing me with some insight?
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It should work fine for your size.
Go test ride it.
You will need to raise the saddle some, but that is not a problem.

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Thanks very much. I'm going to try to get it tonight.
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I would say that for relaxed riding something in the range 58-59 might work better for you, and 56 is more of 'go-fast' size for you. Still, go give it a try, there are too many variables that affect frame fit, this one may be just right for you!
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I am 6FT with a 34 inch inseam, ride 60cm road bikes and a smaller touring bike (10,000 miles)

The Fuji appears to be about the same size as my touring bike.

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https://2009.fujibikes.com/Specialty/...g/Touring.aspx

This is the geometry I just found for the 2009 version. From what people told me, the stand-over height should be between 2" and 1/2" lower than my inseam. Does that sound right? Well, the guy selling it says it's a perfect fit for him and he's 5'10". I guess that's a bit shorter. It's just a really long drive to go check it out, so I'm trying to gather as much intel in advance.

Thanks for all the helpful replies so far.

Oh, I re-measured myself. I'm almost exactly 6' barefoot.

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Here is my 1986 "Black Flamingo" Team Fuji.



I scored it off of Craigslist this spring.

In the last couple of weeks I have added a Brooks Professional saddle and clipless pedals. I was also able to find a rare set of Dia Compe brake hoods that fit the Suntour Spring brake levers.
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Iron Jack, I am 6'1" as well. My inseem is 32". I ride 59cm frames best. I would be very concerned about you dropping all of the way down to a 56cm. Sure the price is good, but it just might not be good for you.
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Originally Posted by Just Joe
Iron Jack, I am 6'1" as well. My inseem is 32". I ride 59cm frames best. I would be very concerned about you dropping all of the way down to a 56cm. Sure the price is good, but it just might not be good for you.
I ended up passing on it. I feel the same way. I wouldn't mind getting something older/cheaper anyway. I spent $500 on a really nice Giant hybrid (more mountain than hybrid) in 2000 and it's still running perfectly so I'm in no rush. I do like fuji's though so I'm going to be watching the local ads for one.

Thanks everyone for your assistance.
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1986 DS from a ride last night.



I was surprised that the saddle was fairly comfortable. The DA pedals, on the other hand, may have to go, unless I can find some XL cages.

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Originally Posted by leftthread
one of these showed up at work last month..
Came across the bike again and the owner let me take a quick snap of it:

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Nice Design Series! Here is mine from a recent ride.
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Since we're on a Design Series roll, here's my 63cm. You don't see many talls and I was lucky to find this one that fits me!
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wow.

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Nice!
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Damn, those Design Series are pretty bikes.
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Originally Posted by bloud
Since we're on a Design Series roll, here's my 63cm. You don't see many talls and I was lucky to find this one that fits me!
Dang, that really is cool looking, you're a lucky man!!
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1988 Fuji Saratoga

Here's my tourer. It only gets longish and tour-type rides, but it's always comfortable. I can ride it for hours with complete confidence. Original DiaCompe cantilever brakes, period SunTour X-1 derailleurs and ratchet bar cons. Cardiff Cornwall saddle has held up pretty well - not a Brooks, but my rear has no complaints. I run 27 x 1 1/4 Pasellas. Nitto randonneur bars.

This ride was only a day trip, so I carried tools, food, some clothing layers, phone, maps, etc. So I took only the handlebar bag and the rack-top bag, a Canondale from the 1980s.



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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz
Here's my tourer. It only gets longish and tour-type rides, but it's always comfortable. I can ride it for hours with complete confidence. Original DiaCompe cantilever brakes, period SunTour X-1 derailleurs and ratchet bar cons. Cardiff Cornwall saddle has held up pretty well - not a Brooks, but my rear has no complaints. I run 27 x 1 1/4 Pasellas. Nitto randonneur bars.

This ride was only a day trip, so I carried tools, food, some clothing layers, phone, maps, etc. So I took only the handlebar bag and the rack-top bag, a Canondale from the 1980s.



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Great rig you got there!
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I have a Club Fuji that is in my top five favorite bikes I've ever owned. Also had an 84-85ish Fuji Sundance mtb, and an Ace that I had to sell for financial reasons. I LOVE Fuji bikes, and someday want an Opus.,,BD

The Club, though an old picture. It's rougher than it looks, with rust around the lugs. I have the red paint, just need a set of decals.



The Sundance. I really didn't own it very long. I wish I still had it. Unfortunately ALL of the original XC was long gone when I found it.



The Ace. Bought it for a dollar at a garage sale. Recently sold, but what a fine and LIGHT bike.

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I just acquired this one for my museum. 1974 The Ace.
I will bring it back close to its original glory with period correct DA wheels, Crane short cage RD, Pearl stem and if I ever get lucky the 3TTT saddle.

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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz
Here's my tourer. It only gets longish and tour-type rides, but it's always comfortable. I can ride it for hours with complete confidence. Original DiaCompe cantilever brakes, period SunTour X-1 derailleurs and ratchet bar cons. Cardiff Cornwall saddle has held up pretty well - not a Brooks, but my rear has no complaints. I run 27 x 1 1/4 Pasellas. Nitto randonneur bars.

This ride was only a day trip, so I carried tools, food, some clothing layers, phone, maps, etc. So I took only the handlebar bag and the rack-top bag, a Canondale from the 1980s.



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Great looking Tourer! Looks very comfy and practical.

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I have a Club Fuji that is in my top five favorite bikes I've ever owned. Also had an 84-85ish Fuji Sundance mtb, and an Ace that I had to sell for financial reasons. I LOVE Fuji bikes, and someday want an Opus.,,BD

The Club, though an old picture. It's rougher than it looks, with rust around the lugs. I have the red paint, just need a set of decals.

The Sundance. I really didn't own it very long. I wish I still had it. Unfortunately ALL of the original XC was long gone when I found it.

The Ace. Bought it for a dollar at a garage sale. Recently sold, but what a fine and LIGHT bike.

Ace for a dollar!? You did well i'm sure. Nice to see a variety.

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I just acquired this one for my museum. 1974 The Ace.
I will bring it back close to its original glory with period correct DA wheels, Crane short cage RD, Pearl stem and if I ever get lucky the 3TTT saddle.

Very nice addition to your collection, you don't see these early ones too often. Happy to hear you are bringing it back to original.
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My First complete build up 1988 Fuji Club Fuji NOS frame

I have a post in a different section asking for advice
I am just starting to build my Club Fuji NOS frame. I did have a 1984 Club Fuji that I sold and am having sellers remorse hence the new build. I figure when I am done I will have a brand new 1988 Fuji
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I just acquired this one for my museum. 1974 The Ace.
I will bring it back close to its original glory with period correct DA wheels, Crane short cage RD, Pearl stem and if I ever get lucky the 3TTT saddle.

Nice...

My NOS ACE.

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I am just starting to build my Club Fuji NOS frame. I did have a 1984 Club Fuji that I sold and am having sellers remorse hence the new build. I figure when I am done I will have a brand new 1988 Fuji
I have a 84 Club, it's a nice bike. I got lucky last year and bought one last year off of CL with only 5 original miles! I could tell it had just those miles too. The original tires had zero wear and is the same brand that it came with in the catalog specs, the gears all zero wear, and the rear Suntour ARX derailleur didn't work real good...until I started putting some miles on then it slowly broke in and is working like a champ now after about 200 miles and some oil. The guy bought the bike at a LBS in late 84 on a closeout sale and it was the last one left in stock, the sales guy desperate to get off the floor sold a bike one size too large for the guy and told the guy that's the way all road bikes fit! So he gets it home rode it around the block for a couple of days and hated it so he stored it in the attic all those years. I haven't ridden it much myself, I think I might have put on 250 miles on it since I got it. It has a few minor scratches on it from being put up and take back down out of the attic but it's in excellent condition to like new condition. I did replace the Fuji saddle because it was not a well made saddle, and of course the tires though the weird thing about the tires was they were not even cracked, In fact I rode them for about 100 miles after I first got the bike!
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