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1984 Fuji Team

Old 09-04-19, 02:40 PM
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1984 Fuji Team

Aero brake levers replaced with non-aero, and a few other odds and ends changed, like the pedals and saddle. Otherwise seems bone stock. 49cm Frame. Great condition on the frame, no rust, no dents. Recent tires, new bar wraps, recent cables. Freshly lubed. Everything works smoothly. Value estimates appreciated.







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Old 09-04-19, 03:03 PM
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That's a beautiful bike but the market is really soft right now my guess in L.A. would be 250-350 tops.
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It needs some hoods on the brake levers. And, I'd remove the kickstand. It's a very small frame too. You might be able to get around $300.
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Really nice bike.
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Old 09-04-19, 05:46 PM
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It needs some hoods on the brake levers. And, I'd remove the kickstand. It's a very small frame too. You might be able to get around $300.
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I might have some hoods around. I'll check. Funny thing is, in my area, small frames are really popular.
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That's a beautiful bike but the market is really soft right now my guess in L.A. would be 250-350 tops.
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I'm sure they work fine, but the way that your brake cables cross looks weird to me. I suggest rerouting the rear brake cable to the right side of the stem.

Nice bikes. I used to have an 85 Team Fuji in Flamingo.

Ditch the sidestand and add some hoods to the brake levers. $275-ish in my area.
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I'm sure they work fine, but the way that your brake cables cross looks weird to me. I suggest rerouting the rear brake cable to the right side of the stem.

Nice bikes. I used to have an 85 Team Fuji in Flamingo.

Ditch the sidestand and add some hoods to the brake levers. $275-ish in my area.
Thanks! I'll try the different cable routing and see which looks better.
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Rerouted the cables and added the hoods. I appreciate the suggestions. Listed it locally for $285. I'll see what happens. Thanks!

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I think that looks quite a bit better. GLWS!
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It is a smaller version of my wife's 58cm from later that year. I might be interested in it as a replacement for her if you are going to sell it. lemme know, MH
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Minus $100 for installing the kickstand on a nice frame.
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Minus $100 for installing the kickstand on a nice frame.
+$100 for not having to lay a nice frame on the ground, or lean it against posts and fences. That's probably why the frame doesn't have a scratch on it.

And the kickstand can be removed.
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I sold one in original condition excluding the tires last year, it was a 24 inch frame and I got $375 in a point of sale on my front lawn transaction and have often thought after that if I had posted it on the bay I might have done better, but then again, I would have had to pack and ship, so maybe I did OK, Todd
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
That's a beautiful bike but the market is really soft right now my guess in L.A. would be 250-350 tops.
Ben
Sad but true. I feel sorry for most sellers these days, but then that's why I'm not one of them. I don't know if there was ever a time you could make decent money flipping bikes, but it sure isn't these days.
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It's a nice-looking frame, but I'm going to have to agree with the others. People looking in the $150 or less range would expect a kickstand on the bike. Collectors and classic bike riders in the $2-300 on up range don't expect a kickstand on the bike. In fact, most of them would shy away expecting to find heavy scratching and potential denting/crimping of the thin tubes underneath the kickstand. I get why it's there, but I think it's going to hurt the value of the bike. Or maybe, just show drive-side pictures of the bike in your ad (where the kickstand isn't so obvious) and bring a wrench with you and expect to take it off if a potential customer wants to check underneath.

I'm intrigued by the cable housing running to the FD. Is there a stop on the FD? Is that just to make the run under the BB shell smoother because there's no routing under there?
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It's a nice-looking frame, but I'm going to have to agree with the others. People looking in the $150 or less range would expect a kickstand on the bike. Collectors and classic bike riders in the $2-300 on up range don't expect a kickstand on the bike. In fact, most of them would shy away expecting to find heavy scratching and potential denting/crimping of the thin tubes underneath the kickstand. I get why it's there, but I think it's going to hurt the value of the bike. Or maybe, just show drive-side pictures of the bike in your ad (where the kickstand isn't so obvious) and bring a wrench with you and expect to take it off if a potential customer wants to check underneath.

I'm intrigued by the cable housing running to the FD. Is there a stop on the FD? Is that just to make the run under the BB shell smoother because there's no routing under there?
Thanks. Again, I appreciate the opinion, but don't agree. I've already had multiple >$200 offers, so interest isn't limited to the "$150 or less range". It is a small frame which means I will need the right person and maybe take less than a standard frame. Patience is necessary for this sale. I'm in no hurry.

Yes, the cable housing is to protect the frame where Fuji had raw cable running over the BB. That's much more of a danger to the frame than a kickstand, since the cable saws back and forth there under tension. Maybe someone should tell that to the collectors and classic bike riders. Good to know.

Honestly, I've sold dozens of bikes with and without kickstands. Never has a person wanted the kickstand removed to see what was under it, even with the more valuable bikes. Only one person even flipped the bike over to examine the bottom of the frame. I would look, but I'm just telling you what happened. Personally, I would much prefer scratching from a kickstand under the bike to scratching on the forks, tubes, and chainstays from NOT having a kickstand. I guess that's a matter of taste. Either way, $50 bucks more or less is no big deal to me. I paid peanuts for it. At $100 I'm way ahead.

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