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Old 09-10-14, 09:01 AM
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Which Bike Should I Get?

I am torn between these two bikes:
Fuji Saratoga:
VINTAGE FUJI SARATOGA BICYCLE

Bridgestone 300:
Bridgestone 300

Any insight?
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Old 09-10-14, 09:06 AM
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How tall are you? They are quite different sizes of bike; if one fits, the other probably will not.
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Old 09-10-14, 09:18 AM
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I am in the 5'6-5'7 range.
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Originally Posted by 09box View Post
I am torn between these two bikes:
Fuji Saratoga:
VINTAGE FUJI SARATOGA BICYCLE

Bridgestone 300:
Bridgestone 300

Any insight?
I am always a fan of going to ride them...then decide...
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I agree ride them first but the Fuji will likely be a better fit. That Bridgestone looks like a hotmess. The chain barely looks long enough, the mustache bars with the shifters adapters looks funky to operate. Of the two the Fuji is the better quality machine.

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Old 09-10-14, 11:00 AM
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I've had contact with both owners. The Fuji is being sold by the original owner and has been sitting in an attic for the last few years or so. It has a tiny amount of rust but nothing that can't be fixed. The seller of the Bridgestone has had it about three years and it needs nothing and is pretty much ready to go. The Fuji is quite a bit closer of a drive. Also, the Bridgestone has another set of drop bars that would come with it.

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Old 09-10-14, 11:20 AM
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The Fuji is a better deal. Bar ends and mirrors are nice additions. Will need lube and tune-up.
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go with then Fuji, on the Bridgestone, those mustache bars with brifter are a total mess.
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Old 09-10-14, 01:33 PM
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Sounds like the consensus here is the Fuji. If I snag it, i'd probably rewrap the bars, get it tuned up and take off the turkey levers. I was even considering putting on some of the Genevalle retro shifters also and thats it.
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Old 09-13-14, 08:32 PM
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I bought the Saratoga earlier today. Pictures will be posted later.
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