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Calling all Fuji Owners

Old 02-18-18, 06:56 PM
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what you found is a VERY good deal compared to performance bike's price
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OK, I'll bite... I'm still riding the '75 Fuji S-10S that I bought new in Oct '76 as a scratched floor model that nobody wanted. It has gotten many upgrades over the past 40+ years!

Pic of the bike at work last year:

It weighs 30.4 pounds with rack, triple crankset, water bottle, frame punp and handlebar bag. Factory spec was 26.1 bare, which was fairly light for it's day - especially when you consider that a Schwinn Professional Road Racing Paramount on tubulars weighed in at around 23 pounds!
'75 Fuji S-10S bought new, 52k+ miles and still going!
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what you found is a VERY good deal compared to performance bike's price
It is a killer deal, I'm about an inch away from ordering one. I'm just curious what makes the C5 frame the low end model. Physically it looks like the others. I assume it just has a lower tensile strength and more weaving making it a little heavier and ride a little stiffer but you think they would specify. But if it's constructed the same then it's a really nice frameset.
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My Fuji Cross set up for foul weather riding.

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Here is a pic of my SL from Sunday. I absolutely love this machine!

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Here's my 2016 Fuji SL 2.5 w/ plenty of upgrades:

Drivetrain/Shifters/Brakes: Ultegra 6800
Vector 2 pedals w/ Ultegra conversion
Oval Concepts 733 (TruVelo) Wheelset
Zipp Corsa SL Stem
FSA ITC seapost
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Vittoria Corsa G+ clinchers in 23mm
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Here's my 2016 SL 2.3

Shimano Ultegra 6800 Wheels w/ Michelin ProRace 4 Endurance
Shimano Ultegra 6800 52/36 crankset
Bontrage XXX carbon seat port
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I am trying to find out the same information about the Fuji SL carbon frames weight. I am probably going to get an SL 3 series, but wanted to know if the SL 3 C5 Carbon frames were lighter than the Roubaix frames.
Previous poster got a Sick deal on the 2.5. I ordered a 2.3, but after they said I shipped it was somehow no longer available..... they actually had an additional 15% off that SL 2.5 a few weeks back.
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2006 fuji newest 3.0. Rides like no other bike before just perfect.
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Nearly all my riding is my long-ish commute. I was looking for something with a little bigger frame I could stretch out on. My first one was an Ď88 (I think) Sagres SP that I got off C-List for $50. I put about 500 miles on it but the rear wheel kept breaking spokes, and I could barely fit a 25mm tire under fenders. It is a really nice bike though, it has 175mm cranks, Suntour Accushift drivetrain that indexes really well, and itís a very comfortable ride. Itís a shame about that wheel, I may invest in another wheel set for the frame if I ever decide I want to have a nice weather go fast bike. The stock seatpost also didnít play well with my saddle, couldnít get it level. I love the color.

My most recent I just picked up yesterday, again for $50, a Ď73-ish Special Road Racer. The original (steel) wheels are quite rusty so I have another set on at the moment. I will likely clean them up and ride them until maybe this winter Iíll lace the hubs up to some alloy 700c rims. It has a Suntour GT rear derailer and a 5 speed 13-24 FW. It also has 175mm cranks, centerpulls, and plenty of room for a 32mm tire w/fenders, maybe 35mm after a 700c conversion. Itís surprisingly light. It was really filthy when I got it and Iíve spent a little time cleaning it up but itís going to need gone through with grease and cables and brake pads and stuff.before I put any serious miles on it. Itís very comfortable though. If I save the 13-24 Regina FW and put on a new 14-28, itíll give me some pretty good gears with nice even steps. I think a 24t will be a little tall. I really like it so far though. Itís smooth like a sewing machine.

Iím a Fuji owner sort of by accident as these were just what was available locally for cheap and my purchase wasnít brand driven but I am starting to appreciate the quality, especially of the older one.

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