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Old 11-20-11, 07:16 PM
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I just picked up an '81 Fuji America last week that should get posted up on here if I could only figure out why the attachment won't load! It doesn't have any decals anymore and the only SunTour left on it is the dropouts, but it's a sweet, sweet bike. The original owner clearly loved it, but the owner I bought it from just as clearly neglected it. There's some rust on the chrome and the original pedals are gone, replaced by Scott clip in things. Work is in progress fixing both of those.

Not sure what my plans are for the bike at the moment. I had planned a full touring build but the wheels are 27" so that might be out the window. Pics to follow soon I hope!

Edit: I should point out that the SunTour stuff was replaced with Campy NR and Shimano Dura Ace DT shifters and brakes!
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Old 11-20-11, 08:27 PM
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Respons to required by fuji law. Bike needs washed before pics and its November. Number on bottom of frame is J58019. I purchased the bike in a 58, so I am guessing frame is 58, and frame number is 019. But whats the J for.

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Old 11-21-11, 01:50 AM
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Beautiful, Vette. That bike has so much shiny!
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I just finished building up my new to me Fuji Opus III frame. I only had Suntour Cyclone components so I put on a Superbe RD as an ode to the original components on the bike.

I need to order a replacement FUJI decal for the seat tube and it'll be complete.


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Old 11-26-11, 11:01 PM
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Where does a guy find unique fuji replacement stickers?
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Where does a guy find unique fuji replacement stickers?
http://www.velocals.com
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Great job on restoring this one. What did you use to polish those brakes? They are pretty shiny.
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Old 11-27-11, 11:30 AM
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Thanks. They were in pretty good shape already, but I hit them with Meguiar's swirl remover and then waxed them.
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Old 11-27-11, 11:07 PM
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Thanks for the tip bloud. They dont have what i need on their site, so i will call and see what they can do for me. In regards to the numbers on my bottom bracket, I find it interesting that the J would signnify made in japan, but that the bike clearly states made in the USA. Does anyone know where the Titanium frames were made?
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Here's one I'm pretty sure no one else is going to post up.

1984 Fuji 250x, all original survivor.



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Here's one I'm pretty sure no one else is going to post up.
Sweet, what's the stand over height? Great photos too!

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I just picked up an '86 Fuji Team. Reasonable shape, crusty hoods seems to be the worst of it. I was hoping it would have the OE Sprint group, but instead it has - except for the Sprint brakes - a tri-color 600 7s group, w/wheels, shifters, FD, RD and cranks. Pics will have to come later. I'm in the middle of a basement remodel project.
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Sweet, what's the stand over height? Great photos too!

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LOL, I haven't measured. My guess would be 25". ;-)
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my Opus III now has Superbe Pro and some new shoes and I added another Fuji - Mt Fuji LTD - to the family so I decided to post another pic

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my Opus III now has Superbe Pro and some new shoes and I added another Fuji - Mt Fuji LTD - to the family so I decided to post another pic

Nice! Have my radar on for a first year Mt Fuji.
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Great thread!

I have a question.....not being so familiar I'm wondering what ya'll think about a Del Rey? There was one listed on CL here that was supposedly 80's and said it was a 10sp. They were asking 125.00.

Is this a mid-level quality offering from Fuji?
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So if I pick up a OpusIII thats missing its original Gold wheels (has a set of Mavic tubular on it now) how much hate would I get if I hung a full 105SC STI group on it including Araya wheels? Would it be less if I hung some 600 Tricolor derailleurs and cranks (still have the 105SC brifters)?
On the fence about one, frame has some paint issues.
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I think only the '83 Opus III had gold rims. It's a nice frame, just take care of the rust if any, build her up with what you have and get her back on the road.
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Great thread!

I have a question.....not being so familiar I'm wondering what ya'll think about a Del Rey? There was one listed on CL here that was supposedly 80's and said it was a 10sp. They were asking 125.00.

Is this a mid-level quality offering from Fuji?
Mid level but very nicely made ... my favorite year/livery is the '84 in Oak Green. Stunning! So easy to upgrade from the ARX to something a little nicer such as Cyclone.

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So if I pick up a OpusIII thats missing its original Gold wheels (has a set of Mavic tubular on it now) how much hate would I get if I hung a full 105SC STI group on it including Araya wheels? Would it be less if I hung some 600 Tricolor derailleurs and cranks (still have the 105SC brifters)?
On the fence about one, frame has some paint issues.
There be a lot of hate if you didn't ride it with whatever you hang on it.
I have three Opi, an '84, an '85 and a '86.

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So if I pick up a OpusIII thats missing its original Gold wheels (has a set of Mavic tubular on it now) how much hate would I get if I hung a full 105SC STI group on it including Araya wheels? Would it be less if I hung some 600 Tricolor derailleurs and cranks (still have the 105SC brifters)?
On the fence about one, frame has some paint issues.
Can't go over worse than my Op. III with 10 speed. I agree with Scottryder, ride the thing and all is forgiven.
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The great thing about Fuji's is anyone can own one, or several:

Allegro Mixte


Fuji Monterey



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My matched set, 1981 Professional and a 1981 Professional "Super Record".



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I hope it's current owner doesn't mind me posting photos of his Team that I took during the facilitation process. Thanks to 4Rings6Stars for making it all happen.

All original, practically unridden:







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http://vintagefuji.posterous.com/jus...1982-fuji-team

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Mid level but very nicely made ... my favorite year/livery is the '84 in Oak Green. Stunning! So easy to upgrade from the ARX to something a little nicer such as Cyclone.





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Thanx, Scott!
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