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Old 05-22-05, 06:32 PM   #1
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anyone know about fuji

Thinking about getting a gigantic fuji supreme off of ebay.
I am 6'8" and it is the biggest frame I have seen on there in the past 5 or 6 months of searching for something huge for not 3 grand, not even 1 grand. see if I can link it.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=7157579387

anyone know anything about these frames: va lite tubing, etc. I weigh 250.
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Old 05-22-05, 06:36 PM   #2
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Looks pretty cheap. Any frame that big isn't going to have a lot of bidders. (In fact, it looks like it was too big for whoever rode it as well)
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Man, I'd worry about that top tube length.. 60cm on a 67cm frame? That's a wicked short top tube! Outside of that, it doesn't look too bad for a really old bike. That has to be the longest headtube I've ever seen in my life.
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I just broke out the tape measure to see what a 37 standover is. it is tall. I'm glad.
how about the frame? anyone know about that?
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how about the frame? anyone know about that?
With a bolt on rear axel,it's about bottom of the barrel.
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google lennard zinn

he has some pretty interesting stuff for taller riders, his frames though are outside the budget you mentioned

a guy on the forum my58vw is 6'6", he might be able to give you some pointers

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google lennard zinn

he has some pretty interesting stuff for taller riders, his frames though are outside the budget you mentioned

a guy on the forum my58vw is 6'6", he might be able to give you some pointers

good luck
I just went to zinn's house in boulder a few weeks ago. It was pretty neat. didn't work out for now, I can't afford a new custom frame, and the old personal bike of his that I rode was built for him at 175 lbs, not me at 250. other than that our fitting is about the same.
definitely was impressed by his knowledge and scientific approach. it was as if he wanted to teach me about the science of framebuilding and fitting.
definitely ordered his book to help with my tinkering.
I figured, aside from the top tube, bottom bracket height, among other things, that the ebay fuji was a substitute at a fraction of the cost. I'm barely employed right now after some surgery....
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hope ya get a ride man.
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I just got a 66 custom steel Marinoni Fango (CX) and it has a 60 cm top tube with a standover height of 36".

Im 6'6" and 245 lbs and it is the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden. I have done 3 centuries in the past two weeks and most other days are 50 to 60 mile rides.
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Fuji Valite is a proprietary chrome-vanadium steel tubing. It's strength and durability is a major plus for heavier riders such as yourself.

I've been the proud owner of a 1984 Club Fuji (Valite 1769 quad-butted tubing) for 21 years, and it's as solid a ride as the day I bought it. I'm 6'4" with a 36" inseam so I opted for the 25 inch frame (63.5cm). It's a great bike for long distance rides.

Hope you have a speedy recovery and good luck finding a ride.
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That has to be the longest headtube I've ever seen in my life.
It makes me feel inadequate.
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Old 05-24-05, 06:04 AM   #12
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I had a Fuji Newest, 58cm.

It was light, but a harsh ride.
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I lost the auction! computer shut down with 5 minutes left, and once I was rebooted it was 100$ higher. lost by 3.50.
Speaking of top tubes, the bike Zinn had probably had a 65 top tube I bet. it was SO big, I had to lower the saddle. maybe it was his lightweight saddle with no cushion, but it was a great feeling to actually have a bike that is too big for once. I wish I knew how fast I was going on his bike. I know coming down the pass near my house I can get 50mph if there's no upslope winds...
I guess I will keep my eyes out for something else. I still have a fixer upper project.....
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curious, do you get the shimmy frame vibration at high speeds at your weight? I think ew weigh about the same....
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