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01-07-18, 07:56 AM
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Posted By bikemanbob

The Golden Boy, thanks for remember my...

The Golden Boy, thanks for remember my involvement on bike forums—very kind of you. Unfortunately, I went through a divorce four years ago—unrelated to my bike hobby LOL. I have since sold off all...
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Views: 591
Posted By bikemanbob

Most Ross bikes have limited value. Even if the...

Most Ross bikes have limited value. Even if the model of the bike can be determined by the s/n, condition is important in assessing value. If you would like more help, please post pictures of the...
08-05-12, 03:11 PM
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Posted By bikemanbob

Windsor International (sorry but no "before" photos)

In my haste, I began work on the bike before taking "before" pictures.

I made several improvements over the original. I replaced the stem shifters with downtube shifters. Also, I replaced the...
07-31-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,490
Posted By bikemanbob

I attempt to keep bikes original but will upgrade...

I attempt to keep bikes original but will upgrade parts to meet my needs.

Also, I've been upgrading entry level bikes with mid grade components. The results are a better bike.

Very rarely will...
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Views: 8,873
Posted By bikemanbob

I really like the League Fuji! The geometry is...

I really like the League Fuji! The geometry is relaxed but it has a competition look about it. I have the light blue color and I absolutely love that color.

I bought mine for $100. The...
07-21-12, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By bikemanbob

Congrats! Looks like a very nice bike! I really...

Congrats! Looks like a very nice bike! I really enjoy my fujis!

If you can, post some close-up photos
07-21-12, 06:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks! I intend to use it as a touring bike. I...

Thanks! I intend to use it as a touring bike. I have a front rack on order. The ride is super smooth, and the bike is relavtively light.
07-20-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,104
Posted By bikemanbob

Very nice transformation! It is hard to believe...

Very nice transformation! It is hard to believe that it is the same bike! Excellent work! :thumb:
07-20-12, 09:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks vettefrc2000! I was hoping that you...

Thanks vettefrc2000!

I was hoping that you would show your bikes again! I absolutely love the Blue 1980 Fuji America! You have a beautiful collection!

With the acquistion of the Fuji Touring...
07-19-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,556
Posted By bikemanbob

Trek 560 Professional Series

When it comes to actual riding time, the Trek 560 is my favorite! It is a great bike when I want to get somewhere quick.
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07-19-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thank you Bill! I really enjoy the bike! This...

Thank you Bill! I really enjoy the bike! This bike has the potential to surpass my Trek 600 as my favorite bike!
07-19-12, 06:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks Bikedued! Although lately I prefer the...

Thanks Bikedued! Although lately I prefer the Suntour stuff, the shimano stuff does work good. Good luck with the new job!




Thanks Chris! I have been searching for a Fuji Touring, but I...
07-18-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks Mkeller! When I bought the bike, my...

Thanks Mkeller! When I bought the bike, my companions thought I was nuts. The bike did look very bad. Thankfully, it cleaned up much better than expected.
07-18-12, 09:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks Badger Biker! I own a Trek 600 (probably...

Thanks Badger Biker! I own a Trek 600 (probably more of a sport tourer), Bridgestone T700, Miyata 700GT, and Schwinn World Voyageur. The top picture is older and the bikes look somewhat different. ...
07-18-12, 09:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Although I love the color, the fit of the bike is...

Although I love the color, the fit of the bike is just right! Thanks bobjpage!
07-18-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks JamesJ! Thankfully this one found me. ...

Thanks JamesJ! Thankfully this one found me. Some of my best finds have come from being in the right place.
07-18-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Although I generally flip 20 bikes a year, this...

Although I generally flip 20 bikes a year, this won't be one of them!
07-18-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Once again, very funny! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

Once again, very funny! :lol::lol::lol::lol:
07-18-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks Golden Boy! You do recall correctly. ...

Thanks Golden Boy! You do recall correctly. This would make my fourth true touring bike. Although the others are great, the Fuji appears to be the best of the bunch. It fits me the best.
07-18-12, 03:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks WNG! You are absolutely correct about...

Thanks WNG!

You are absolutely correct about the features. It still needs some minor work, but it has been fantastic so far!
07-18-12, 11:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks Realestvin7! I've always liked the...

Thanks Realestvin7!

I've always liked the pedals, and I've taken them off several bikes before I sold them. Thanks for the info!
07-18-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

When I bought the tires, I was very concerned...

When I bought the tires, I was very concerned about the sidewall color. It looks more orange than gum. However, they look great on this bike. They are Michelin Touring if I recall correctly. They...
07-18-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks Auchen! After our last dispute, I...

Thanks Auchen!

After our last dispute, I thought you might enjoy a different background on the first "after" picture. :)

I've never noticed the name on the pedals before, and I've used them...
07-18-12, 11:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks Scott! I'm presently in the process of...

Thanks Scott! I'm presently in the process of equipping this bike with racks and panniers. I will likely take a short trip next week, but I will likely use my Miyata. I want to ride this ride more...
07-18-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks Bill! Thankfully this is my size and it...

Thanks Bill! Thankfully this is my size and it fits perfectly! I'm very fortunate.
07-18-12, 08:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks! Thanks again! A spring was...

Thanks!



Thanks again! A spring was rusted and broke. The derailleur would not take the slack out of the chain. I'm going to use it for parts.
07-18-12, 08:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks Cycleheimer and Himespau! I'm as...

Thanks Cycleheimer and Himespau!

I'm as surprised as anyone as to its condition. I had no idea that it would turn out so well. The scratches are very few. The decals do show very minor wear.
07-18-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,887
Posted By bikemanbob

Although I don't own the bike, the Batavus is one...

Although I don't own the bike, the Batavus is one of my favorites:

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad253/bikemanbob/DSCN4811.jpg



The Sekine's gemstone is one of the most unusual:

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07-18-12, 07:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

More After Pictures ...

More After Pictures

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad253/bikemanbob/Fuji%20Touring%20IV/fujitouringIV002-1.jpg...
07-18-12, 07:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By bikemanbob

I Wanted a Fuji America: I Bought a Fuji Touring IV! (Before and After)

After much searching and failed attempts, I finally have my Fuji Touring Bike. I have been unsuccessfully searching for a Fuji America when a Fuji Touring IV presented itself. I've always had an...
07-17-12, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By bikemanbob

I absolutely love mine! Great bike with moderate...

I absolutely love mine! Great bike with moderate geometry. A great intermediate bike!

I look forward to more after pictures. Good luck!
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Views: 4,110
Posted By bikemanbob

Welcome Markyboy! I appreciate your...

Welcome Markyboy!

I appreciate your excitement with the bike!

Be careful not to invest too much money into the bike. Sometimes the most expensive bikes are free or $5-10 bikes. If it...
07-07-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 565,583
Posted By bikemanbob

Sonic Blue League Fuji

When I saw this Fuji on Craigslist, I had to have it! The love the color: "Sonic Blue" as stated in the Fuji Catalog. After restoring it, I now love the ride. It is a great relaxed geometry Road...
07-01-12, 08:50 PM
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Views: 2,012
Posted By bikemanbob

Fizik. I use it often. .

Fizik. I use it often. .
07-01-12, 06:18 PM
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Views: 2,012
Posted By bikemanbob

I chose black! I didn't want any colors to...

I chose black! I didn't want any colors to distract from the chrome. I included a before picture.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad253/bikemanbob/chrome%20panasonic%20dx%202000/DSCN0830.jpg...
07-01-12, 06:05 PM
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Views: 471
Posted By bikemanbob

Until yesterday, I owned two. My favorite bike...

Until yesterday, I owned two. My favorite bike in my collection is my Trek 600. Vintage Treks are excellent rides. You bought it at a great price!

I took mine for a 40 mile ride today. I...
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Views: 2,429
Posted By bikemanbob

Vintage Trek bikes are great rides! Although...

Vintage Trek bikes are great rides! Although I've never owned a 520, I have owned better models and payed much less.

It is hard to estimate value without pictures. I can't tell you what it is...
06-30-12, 04:27 PM
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Views: 1,001
Posted By bikemanbob

Beautiful bike and excellent work! These bikes...

Beautiful bike and excellent work! These bikes are very nice rides!
06-30-12, 06:05 AM
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Views: 336,610
Posted By bikemanbob

Trek 600

My two favorite bikes in my collection are my Trek 600 and Trek 560 Professional Series. Both are fantastic bikes. When I saw a Trek 600 listed on Ebay at a great price, I hesitated for a minute to...
06-29-12, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13,372
Views: 2,652,208
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks Bill! Thankfully this bike is my size! ...

Thanks Bill! Thankfully this bike is my size!

What looks like rust is really dirt and grime. I've done an initial cleaning, and the bike looks very good. I'm very excited about this one.
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06-28-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13,372
Views: 2,652,208
Posted By bikemanbob

Fuji Touring IV

The previous owner was prepared to throw this Fuji into the trash when I made a cash other. I didn't feel right not paying something. I may an offer and he readily accepted. I've been searching...
06-28-12, 08:24 PM
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Views: 565,583
Posted By bikemanbob

Trek 600

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad253/bikemanbob/trek600001.jpg
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad253/bikemanbob/trek600007.jpg

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06-27-12, 10:46 AM
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Views: 565,583
Posted By bikemanbob

NOT a Fuji America! It Is a Fuji Monterey

At sometime in the bike's history, someone put a Fuji America decal on the top tube. I didn't remove it. It is a 1981 Fuji Monterey! I gave it some refinements. Overall, I'm very pleased.

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06-22-12, 09:02 PM
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Views: 565,583
Posted By bikemanbob

Centurion Accordo RS

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad253/bikemanbob/Centurion%20Accordo/centurionaccordo001.jpg
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad253/bikemanbob/Centurion%20Accordo/centurionaccordo003.jpg...
06-22-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,771
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks Bill for the great examples! Very nice...

Thanks Bill for the great examples! Very nice bikes!
06-22-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,771
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks Bigbossman! Something you wrote...

Thanks Bigbossman!

Something you wrote stuck with me. I have several smaller bikes and they just don't sell well in this area. I decided to take my Schwinn Super LeTour and make it female...
06-21-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,771
Posted By bikemanbob

When can I expect a consession speech? :D ...

When can I expect a consession speech? :D

Thanks Auchen for a very fun thread!
06-21-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,771
Posted By bikemanbob

Great backdrop! Even Greater Bikes! Excellent...

Great backdrop! Even Greater Bikes! Excellent photographs! Thanks for sharing!
06-21-12, 03:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,771
Posted By bikemanbob

Thanks! Very nice bikes! Like your wall, my...

Thanks! Very nice bikes! Like your wall, my swing is my signature!
06-21-12, 01:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,771
Posted By bikemanbob

Although not stated, it is very true of me! My...

Although not stated, it is very true of me! My background is 10 ft out my front door.
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