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My Fuji, your thoughts. (Carbon, DA, and Rolfs)

Old 10-21-05, 09:09 PM
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My Fuji, your thoughts. (Carbon, DA, and Rolfs)

I've been riding this for a lil while (not as much as I'd like due to weather and school but some) and thought I'd get a pic and share. I'll try to get better pics and do a complete review/report but time and free don't coincide much for me these days. So take this as a sampler before an extended post coming in a couple of weeks maybe. The long time spent saving for this bike was well worth it.
Quick review: This thing rocks!! I love it. Looks awesome, rides quick, and fits well. Suits my riding style really well. Highly recommend everything on it!
(except the tires which are almost worn out but will suffice untill new red ones arive)

I don't think it shows up on the pic but I really like the Fuji carbon fiber pattern. Different from the ones you see everywhere. Rolf wheels are awesome! But the decals may be reduced to one per wheel...Anyway, go Fuji!
Also, anyone know a cheap way to get a decal made? Is there anthing like decal "paper" at office depot or something that can be used with a regular printer?
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Old 10-21-05, 09:41 PM
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that is an extra cool looking bike... the red tires will be hot... and i like the wheels, too....

must see more more more pics.....

if you want to put the decals on the bike, i'd recommend not getting cheap ones - maybe ask your lbs where they get theirs? (the kind they put on bikes they sell?)
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Old 10-21-05, 09:54 PM
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Nice bike.

Unless you clearcoat over the decals, even the best will eventually peel.

I've got the Vigors and I removed the decals - took all of 2 minutes to get all 12 off. They rock.

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nice. ssupergo started carrying fuji recently. i've always liked their bikes. when i finally saw the weave up close, i thought it looked a lot like a SCOTT frame.

what kind of decal are you trying to make?
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Old 10-22-05, 04:37 AM
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Fuji kicks @$$. Nice bike.
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I really enjoy my Fuji. It has the DA crankset. I like your paint job better. I wonder if I could re-paint mine. I got rid of the white bar-tape,BTW.
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Unless I am mistaken it looks like you have vigor on the back and elan on the front - how do you like that setup, and how did you get that setup?
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I was just thinking of a decal with my name on it to put on the top tube on both sides. Similar to the way it says professional. I wouldn't mind if they'd need replacing every so often. I think I may try https://www.vcgraphix.com/ thx for the link.

There really isn't a paint job on the bike, it's the Fuji carbon weave clear coated with on their name, Fuji, painted on --although I do like the way they wrote in Fuji. Some may think it a bit much, but I like the detail. You can't tell from the pic but on the Downtube, where is says "Fuji" real big, all the little white lines around it, that just look like a fade or wash, are actually "Fuji"too.

Also I think I found my favorite wheel combination. The Vigor in back with Elan in front has been awesome in every situation. I'm quite amazed at how much nicer they feel than an old set of 36 spoke box rims. I didn't think the difference would be that substantial.
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Love it!
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I like the red bar tape! It brightens things up without being too over-the top.
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i can cut vinyl decals really easy. the ones i put on my bike are actually my signature in chrome and are pretty durable. they've been on there over 1.5 years and haven't started peeling. pm me if you're interested. i'll do it for say...ten bucks.
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That's a sweet bike, of course, I'm a little partial.

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Nice ride SaddleBags

Dog hair, I'll see, I think I found someone locally who'll do it for me. Thanks for the offer tho, I'll definately pm you if that falls through.

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Unless I am mistaken it looks like you have vigor on the back and elan on the front - how do you like that setup, and how did you get that setup?
Yup, yup. Didn't see your post this morning. So far I like it very much. I wanted aero and light weight but found with aero wheels I'd be tossed around when it's windy and I'd lose that little jump in the mountains. Additionaly, when I test rode a friend's 350s I found, as 55/Rad said in his review, that basically they climbed real well but were slightly lacking in how they kept up speed on flats. I wanted only one set of wheels for this bike so enter the Vigor on back and Elan on front. So far it's best of both. The bike spins up fast, holds it, and climbs like a goat. The bike is really nimble and yet feels stout. Case in point: I did some riding where I'd greatly dodge leaves back and forth on the road. I found doging em to be effortless yet I wasn't losing speed.

The Vigor I got a while ago locally, used alittle bit but was just serviced. The elan was sheer luck. Found an ebay auction advertising a "new 05 very light clincher" with nothing else in the description. I emailed the guy and talked with him and took a chance (big one) and got an awesome deal (since the auction did not get many views and even less bids).
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You still like the San Marco Aspide?
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Aspide Arrowhead. I tried the saddle that came on it and it was alright but didn't feel great like the Aspide. I've got a couple thousand miles on it and it's working well for me. But it's one of those saddles that fit or don't --you'll know quick. It's gotton to the point where I can ride on it in chamois-less shorts or pants and still feel fine.
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SaddleBags, what kind of tires are those?
They appear to be all red--even teh sidewalls?
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