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Old 12-08-20, 03:17 PM
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Fuji 450 SE

I recently acquired this Fuji 450 SE and I'm unfamiliar with this type of bike. It has different sizes front and rear tires and is fairly small (meant for a woman I assume). Suntour le pree components, Sugino crankset, Dia Compe brakes, and Suntour dropouts. Can someone help me identify the year? What's the value of this thing. It might be worth nothing, but it's just so different from what I'm accustomed to seeing I thought I would check. Thanks!








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I believe this is a 1986 model. The serial number will provide confirmation.

These were intended for very short riders, which were usually women. The smaller front wheel allowed for a lower and shorter top tube. The problem was that you had to carry two different sizes of spares.

These are difficult to price, as the demand is usually very low. FWIW, original MSRP was $359 US.
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Originally Posted by Guyatwork37 View Post
I recently acquired this Fuji 450 SE and I'm unfamiliar with this type of bike. It has different sizes front and rear tires and is fairly small (meant for a woman I assume). Suntour le pree components, Sugino crankset, Dia Compe brakes, and Suntour dropouts. Can someone help me identify the year? What's the value of this thing. It might be worth nothing, but it's just so different from what I'm accustomed to seeing I thought I would check. Thanks!

That's an old "Made in Japan" Valite frame Fuji. Ishiwata frame. Suntour drivetrain. Some of the finest bikes ever produced on planet Earth. (Japan was into copying the expensive Italian bikes back then). Put new tires on it & ride it. It will last longer than anything else you've ever owned. Forever. That's it. That's all. Done deal. Be good. Have fun.
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Originally Posted by Guyatwork37 View Post
I recently acquired this Fuji 450 SE and I'm unfamiliar with this type of bike. It has different sizes front and rear tires and is fairly small (meant for a woman I assume). Suntour le pree components, Sugino crankset, Dia Compe brakes, and Suntour dropouts. Can someone help me identify the year? What's the value of this thing. It might be worth nothing, but it's just so different from what I'm accustomed to seeing I thought I would check. Thanks!

Neat little bike. As noted these "Terry Style" bikes were marketed to petite women but Georgian Terry's company built women's specific geometry bikes for women of all sizes, https://georgenaterry.com/my-story/

Almost every company made one or two models, but you seldom sold one. This bike started life as a regular "10 Speed" but someone added those bars and that awful stem to get a bit too much of an upright sitting position.
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