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Old 06-23-05, 09:47 AM
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Turns out mlb saw the "pro series" sticker on the down tube and thought it was the pro model... The nice thing is that it looks like a few of the 04 Fuji Roubaix had some Ultegra components and high spoke count wheels so it may be the best option out there for me. One more test ride and I will probably pull the trigger! Thanks for all the help!
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Originally Posted by fujibike
Fuji Finest - 03 steel. I got this bike after being sideswiped by a tractor trailer (at low speed) which did enough damagae to my old Moto that I had to scrap it. I've put over 5000 miles on the bike, have taken care of it and it serves me well. Admittedly I'm interested in an upgrade as I'm finally seeing some results in my riding in terms of distance and speed and looking for further improvement with the help of lighter equipment and higher end components. I'm not sure it'll be a Fuji, simpy because the 'local' dealer is one independent sob and at times doesn't even maintain posted hours. I'm not sorry I got my Fuji - I am enjoying it immensely.
What kind of component does the Finest come with? If you're interested in selling let me know. What size are you btw? Although I love my Roubaix, sometimes it pounds the crap out of me when I ride in NYC streets. Too many potholes and bumps. But once I get on a smooth road (like a park), it's all good.

But if you're interested in selling, let me know.
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Originally Posted by Raedeke
A shameless plug, but I can't resist with this many Fuji owners...
I'm selling my 03 - Roubaix - very nice condition. All original except bar tape.
Bought a 05 Specialized Roubaix. Don't think the Fuj will get much road time now....

If you're interested I'd be happy to send pics - PM me and we can chat.

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Is this aluminum or steel?
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Old 06-23-05, 09:08 PM
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I got this Club Fuji 6-speed when I needed a new beater last year. The pic is by the folks who sold it to me--they took it from the wrong side. Thus, the beautiful front derailleur is not visible. The metal has cut-outs to make it lighter. Not at all necessary, but very cool. The brake levers also have a series of oblong cut-outs and they look even more cool.

It is very nicely lugged. The tubing is called ECONOLite 4 and the bike is pretty light for one that was inexpensive in its day (when was that? anyone know?). The paint job is still in very good condition.

The components are Suntour Cyclone. The brakes and rear derailleur are black The wheels are by OKAI (?). It now has a set of light blue and black Michelin ProRace tires.
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Old 06-23-05, 10:45 PM
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04 fuji professional with 10 speed Campy Chorus.

Pretty stiff and my body takes a toll on long rides,but I got a smoking deal on the frame. Good crit bike.

I like fuji, good value for our money, but not too sexy.
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Old 06-24-05, 03:39 AM
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I have a Fuji Pro '05. They changed this model to Carbon FIber this year from Aluminum. It has DA shifting, Ultegra brakes, FSA cranks and Easton (nee' Velomax) Circuit II wheels. Quite light (but not ultralight), stiff, and getting me around by 40K loop in times that took me until later in the year the last two years to achieve (I think that the bike is better and more handsome, not me).

I have been pretty happy with it. I am not the type to "fall in love" with a bike (I've ridden too long for that maybe at 55). I have not done serious climbing yet, but it does the local rollers well (nothing over a mile long yet, this is the midwest). I would have loved to have had this bike for climbing MtBaldy and the other roads in southern Calif. in my hayday, but those are 20 years in the past.
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Old 06-24-05, 08:16 AM
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Anybody know where you can get a Fuji T-Shirt? Never have seen one.
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Old 06-24-05, 03:35 PM
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I have a Fuji Finest, that I bought new for $220 in 1972, chromed steel with blue paint and mostly Suntour and Sugino components, that I keep at my in-laws abroad, coated with grease except for ten days a year when I'm there. It looks brand new, weighs a ton handles so-so but surprisingly, I haven't caught too many people laughing at me. The best thing about it is how great my Orca and Merlin feel when I get home! Do I win some kind of an oldest Fuji prize?
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Old 06-24-05, 07:32 PM
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Well I just got it to day ('04 Fuji Roubaix) and have only had a chance to ride it around the block. I am waiting on new shoes but should be able to take it out next tuesday or Wed. Got an unbelievable deal on it! Would you believe less than $700! No kidding! I have the reciept from mlb to prove it. Barely spent over $1000 for all of it plus shoes, carbon pump and cage, Look pedals, cat eye and throw in a new set of bolle multi lens glasses! Ready to ride.


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Old 06-24-05, 07:46 PM
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Hi, longtime listener, first time caller. I have a 2001 Fuji Supreme (hybrid), aluminum frame and a 1976 Fuji Gran Tourer, steel frame. I'm the original owner of both.

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Originally Posted by J Rad
Well I just got it to day ('04 Fuji Roubaix)... Would you believe less than $700!
As Lance told Floyd Landis during the Tour last year, "Ride it like you stole it." Because you got a steal on that bike. FWIW, I bought an '03 Fuji Roubaix in Oct. of that year, after the '04s were starting to arrive. I got mine for $799... I was feeling pretty good about it, too, until now!
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Old 06-25-05, 07:31 AM
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Damn, I got ripped off! Got mine for $1k!
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Alright.....just washed the bike (with Dawn) and put on some White Lightning. I rode in the rain a few times and I started to see rust and the frame is filthy. I also heard creaks coming from the chain area, so I decided to clean it and lube up the chain.

I also did something else to it.....let's see if you can tell.

This is BEFORE:







and this is AFTER

What's different?



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I guess that's right......

But there are two more things that are different.
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Originally Posted by Cadd
I guess that's right......

But there are two more things that are different.
So you were jealous of my "stealth" fork and decided to tape over your fork and seat stays too. So the electrical tape is #1. Also, the white lightning bottle seems to have moved several inches to the left. That's #2.

If you want, next time we meet up, I can bring over some white electrical tape, you can tape over the "ji" in "FUJI"
That would be badass.
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Originally Posted by Cadd
Damn, I got ripped off! Got mine for $1k!
Hehe if I can add insult to injury, I got my ocr touring with ultegra shifters, 105 front der., deore lx rear der. and avid bb disc brakes for $800.
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1975 Professional; DB tubing, fully lugged frame, Suntour gruppo. 21 lbs.
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Originally Posted by slvoid
So you were jealous of my "stealth" fork and decided to tape over your fork and seat stays too. So the electrical tape is #1. Also, the white lightning bottle seems to have moved several inches to the left. That's #2.
Correct!

Actually, the fork was a sticker. I just peeled it off, but it left a whole lot of glue on it. It took me 1/2 hour to clean it up. I had "goo-gone" for my car a while back (it removes bird crap, tar & bugs without hurting the paint), but I couldn't find it.....had to do it the old fashion way, rubbing with my thumb.

For the seat stay, I didn't want to use electrical tape because I didn't want to leave sticky glue on it when it's time to take the tape off. I couldn't find my "painter tape" (not sure if that's the real name....but it's blue tape that painters use. When you peel the tape off, it doesn't damage the surface). I was going to put painter's tape on the seat stay first & then wrap black electrical tape over it. But I had to do it the ghetto way.

I used a Sharpie Permanent marker and colored it in. Hopefully the color won't run.

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Hehe if I can add insult to injury, I got my ocr touring with ultegra shifters, 105 front der., deore lx rear der. and avid bb disc brakes for $800
Damn! Talk about rubbing salt on my wound. That's a great deal! All I know is that the next time I'm shopping for a bike, I'm bringing you along (Gotham is it?).

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If you want, next time we meet up, I can bring over some white electrical tape, you can tape over the "ji" in "FUJI" That would be badass.
ROFLMAO, I didn't even thought of that! The J & I are in a perfect location! I wonder how the other side looks.....probably won't be in the white part huh?

EDIT: I just checked....you wouldn't have blue & orange electrical tape would you?

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Old 06-26-05, 07:42 PM
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Er... you sharpied your frame? Man that's ghetto. Actually electrical tape doesn't come off with much residue, which is why a lot of people use it.
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04 Fuji Team, in disguise:

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Cool. Your bike is basically identical to the Fuji Team right? I guess Fuji gives them their prior year models so they can sell it under a new brand as a current year model. I'm sure you got a killer deal too!

Does it have the X-Fusion sticker on the seat tube too?

Btw, look at your wheels & look at my wheels....see something similar?
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Fuji Nevada cross ($300) aluminum Frame, SunTour fork, Shimano Acera, TruVativ Isoflow.

Simple & inexpensive, but soon I'll get my road bike (old Vitus 992) from home or get a new road bike here.
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I have a '04 Fuji Newest. 105 AL, carbon fork. I upgraded the wheels and saddle. Totally love it. I bought it Nov of 2004 and so far I've put 4085 mi on it, it's in the shop for adjustments. I'll post some pics later.
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