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Just Picked up a 1989 Fuji Club Fuji NOS

Old 09-19-12, 08:56 PM
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Just Picked up a 1989 Fuji Club Fuji NOS

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I just picked up a 1989 Club Fuji new old stock frame with a used front fork. I am wondering the best route to take on building it up.
Thinking of running Shimano 600 front rear derailers, 600 shifters, 600 brake levers and Mavic 700c wheelset with Sunshine hubs. The reason is I have all this sitting around or should I rethink the components and go with something different. I had another Club Fuji which I am kicking myself for selling ($320 sold for). The person selling it want $150 I ended up getting it for $75. The frame has a couple nicks in the paint and a rub mark here and there. I am 100% sure it is new old stock as none of the threads have any paint loss and there are no wheel mounting marks.

The serial number is 3C102 F8(either D,0,O)90312. Just in case I am wrong with the date
The solid red Fuji Club is the one I sold for $320 the funniest part is I only paid $5.00 more for it compared to just a frame
Any thought on price I paid and about building it up will be greatly appreciated.
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Nice looking Fujis. Check here to confirm the year...https://classicfuji.com/

Building it with parts on hand is certainly a good way to go. How many sppeds will the 600 be? I would question the use of Sunshine hubs if your building the wheels up for this bike. If I was building the wheels from scratch I would get some STX level hubs form ebay to make the whel a bit more durable (no axle bending worries) and compatible to other bikes.

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Nice looking Fujis. Check here to confirm the year...https://classicfuji.com/

Building it with parts on hand is certainly a good way to go. How many sppeds will the 600 be? I would question the use of Sunshine hubs if your building the wheels up for this bike. If I was building the wheels from scratch I would get some STX level hubs form ebay to make the whel a bit more durable (no axle bending worries) and compatible to other bikes.

The wheels are built already not by me I picked them up for $25 for the set. I might look for other now that you have mentioned that sunshine are not great hubs.
Not sure on how many speeds yet.
Thanks for info

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That is one nice frame. Build it up with what you have on hand, which is a very common theme here, and then, as you ride it, decide exactly what you want on it, which is driven by your riding needs, not the frame.

My opinion? I like modern stuff on bike I plan to ride a lot. Shimano 6500 Ultegra 9sp group is my favorite, modern group, BUT....

Wheels? There are a lot of 10-sp only wheels for sale on CL and elsewhere. I've come across 3 sets in the last 3 months for under $100, and they're nice, just hard to sell because they are 10-sp only. Figure you save $100-$120 buy getting some of these wheels, use the extra $$ on a used 10-sp 105 group, the first generation, which is reasonably priced right now in the used market, as well.

If you want period-correct, Shimano 600 tricolor. Would look just great on that frame.

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+10 Use what you have, and keep an eye out for deals on upgrades. Myself, I prefer the 8 speed components. First, higher end 8 speed Shimano STIs are rebuildable. Secondly, I like the aesthetics better.
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Most Sunshine hubs that turn up are 120mm O.L.D. while this frame should be 126mm spacing. Just be aware that you may require a new axle and some spacers for those $25 wheels.

BTW, it is a 1989 frame built in late 1988.
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Thanks for the info

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Most Sunshine hubs that turn up are 120mm O.L.D. while this frame should be 126mm spacing. Just be aware that you may require a new axle and some spacers for those $25 wheels.

BTW, it is a 1989 frame built in late 1988.
Thanks for the info on the year. Did you figure it out via the serial number if so I appreciate how you decoded it.
Also figured out what Tublar rims are. Those $25 rims are Tublar not normal tires. So I do not know if I should use them. Like my user name pretty much sums up my knowledge on bikes

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I have a pretty mint set of calipers and brake levers, front derailer and seat post all 600. The 600 rear derailer was a few marks and the shifters are a little dull
I need to figure out how to determine the length of the bottom bracket. I know bearing to bearing is 68mm put the peddle to peddle length
I need a headset and wheels if I do not use the Mavic Tublar
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
That is one nice frame. Build it up with what you have on hand, which is a very common theme here, and then, as you ride it, decide exactly what you want on it, which is driven by your riding needs, not the frame.

My opinion? I like modern stuff on bike I plan to ride a lot. Shimano 6500 Ultegra 9sp group is my favorite, modern group, BUT....

Wheels? There are a lot of 10-sp only wheels for sale on CL and elsewhere. I've come across 3 sets in the last 3 months for under $100, and they're nice, just hard to sell because they are 10-sp only. Figure you save $100-$120 buy getting some of these wheels, use the extra $$ on a used 10-sp 105 group, the first generation, which is reasonably priced right now in the used market, as well.

If you want period-correct, Shimano 600 tricolor. Would look just great on that frame.
Thanks for the info on groupset I was way off I thought tricolor was newer. I guess this is why I ask for all input
There is a set of 13 19 freewheel Shimano hubs 7 speed . Mavic rims for $80 Might look at them
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Those 7 speed wheels sound like they'd be a good pick up. For someone who claims to know little about bikes you seem to have a nose for good bargains. Based on the pics I'm guessing your new frame is going to fit you better than the old one, so I guess you can stop kicking yourself. Don't forget to post pics when you get it all built up.
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I like the Shimano 1055/6 -105 series. Here is my wife's 1985 Club Fuji with all Shimano 105 components except for 600 2x8 STI. New old stock Sun Venus rims that were my first wheel build.

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Those 7 speed wheels sound like they'd be a good pick up. For someone who claims to know little about bikes you seem to have a nose for good bargains. Based on the pics I'm guessing your new frame is going to fit you better than the old one, so I guess you can stop kicking yourself. Don't forget to post pics when you get it all built up.
I am still big time newbie, just can find bargains I guess. I am trying to make arrangements to grab the wheels seems our times are always off.
I took a ton of advice from people on the forum so the names of decent brands are starting to set in. But far from knowing much.
I bought a set of Mavic Tublar rims went to the bike shop bought some decent tires and tubes got them on my Tublar rims and did not know why they would not stay on. Now I know the difference between Clincher and Tublar rims.
Selling the other Fuji was just a mistake pretty much the same size just a couple years older. I sold it because I was riding along our local bike path and someone pulled up to me as I was waiting with the wife and kids on a water break and he offered me $275. I said how about $350 not thinking he would go for it. He said $320 max. The rest is history. I did not realize what I had as i paid $80 for the bike and just cleaned it up. So I took the money and have had sellers remorse. I bought a few different low end bikes trying to replace it and just was not happy with them they were all decent names. Someone on here said if it is a good deal buy and if you do not like it just flip it.
I do appreciate all the help I get and hope some day on can be on the other side and help people out
Cheers
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Originally Posted by owen006 View Post
I like the Shimano 1055/6 -105 series. Here is my wife's 1985 Club Fuji with all Shimano 105 components except for 600 2x8 STI. New old stock Sun Venus rims that were my first wheel build.

That really looks like the first Club Fuji I had
Very nice bike.
I wish I did not sell it. I hope I can get this one to ride as nice as the first one. It had all 105 on it as well.
I just have a ton of 600 I picked up cheap to build a bike from scratch. I have a mint brakeset paid $35, a brand new front derailer/rear derailer with a small scuff shifters just dull from use paid $40, 600 crank with Biopace chainrings decent shape $45
So I am into the bike so far $195 if I use mu Tublar Mavic $220. But I still need headset, stem/ bars, bb, chain, cables and new rims or tires for tublar rims
I am just thinking by the time I am done will I be spending more then what I could have bought one for completely built
Great bike I need to get the wife a new(new to her) bike
Thanks for info
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The Mavic rims for $80


These are the rims for $80 come with tires Q.R and speed gears
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Nice pickups all around. I just picked up an '86 Team Fuji so I'll be working on that over the Winter. I'm on the hunt for Shimano 600 parts as well for my next build so I'm just hoping for a donor bike to pop up on my local craigslist.
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Nice pickups all around. I just picked up an '86 Team Fuji so I'll be working on that over the Winter. I'm on the hunt for Shimano 600 parts as well for my next build so I'm just hoping for a donor bike to pop up on my local craigslist.
I just keep searching CL all my free time looking for parts. Between CL, Kijji and eBay I have a nice little stock pile
My Fuji frame is a CL find. The person bought a complete bike store and is selling a ton of vintage stuff from high end NOS frame to pieces. They were asking $150 for the frame I got it for $75. I started at $60
I am finding the time is right for buying up here in Canada as fall is approaching so people want to clear out bikes. The higher end bike seem to still hold their prices
Good luck with the hunt for parts
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