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1984 Fuji Team on the way

Old 08-08-20, 05:19 PM
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1984 Fuji Team on the way

I'm driving a couple hours to pick this up tomorrow. It's my size and seems in
nice shape other than being a little dirty. Was wondering if $275 seems like a good deal?







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Old 08-08-20, 05:50 PM
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Old 08-08-20, 06:07 PM
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Anything under $300 for a high quality top of the line Japanese bike is good.
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The Fuji Team is a nice ride. I have one of these in the same color. These don't seem to have the same cachet around here as the Centurion Ironman, but I think it rides at least as well. In my poor opinion, ditch the saddle for something more period-appropriate and lose the reflectors. I think a nice one should easily fetch $300-$400, so you did OK on price.

The real question is not about the price-- rather, it's do you like the way the bike rides? If you do, then $275 is a ridiculously low price for a steel racing bike with lightweight, smoothly-shifting components... all those late 70's-80's bikes from the better Japanese makers represented some of the best deals on racing bikes ever, as far as I can see. And 30+ years later, some of them still ride and shift perfectly. An equivalent modern bike would cost thousands, and not ride any better. So whether you paid $200, or $275, or $375 is really pretty irrelevant--- it's a great bike, looks to be in good condition, and it's fast as h*ll....... so ride it like you stole it!
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
Was wondering if $275 seems like a good deal?
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Old 08-09-20, 12:55 PM
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Great condition, great deal
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Old 08-09-20, 05:46 PM
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Should clean up nicely.
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Old 08-10-20, 04:55 AM
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I had the same bike and would have kept it if the frame was slightly larger. In today's world thats a good price. Great bike! You will enjoy it. Tire room/size is limited so be careful if you change them.
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I was following a Team Fuji on CL a few months ago and asked about it on this thread. Later model, black and flamingo, but nice. Seller wanted $425 which I knew was too high. It was relisted with a couple of price drops and finally disappeared when it dropped to $275.

I think you got a nice bike at the price the market seems to support.
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Old 08-10-20, 07:35 AM
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1984

Nice.
There is what I think is a 1984 660 frame for sale locally.
I might just join the trek club if I can get it.
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Old 08-10-20, 07:51 AM
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I think you did well. If memory is correct I got $250 for mine and it sold quickly. I think I could have gotten another $100 but advetised it low just to move it on to another seller. Mine was pretty much mint and I had serviced it completely.

https://a4.pbase.com/g10/80/486280/2...3.wZGdebUH.jpg

How I sold it minus the pedals.
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Makes Me MISS My '72 Fuji Finest

A great bike.
When I bought mine brand new in college, they were just being introduced to America and they were cheaper than Schwinns.
Mine rode like the wind with so little rubber against the road!
Learned that bike gloves allowed me to reach down and dust my front tire anytime I went through any gravel. I also had little wire and plastic tubing 'tire cleaners' attached to gently rub over the tires at all times. Finger tip shifters were new then too. Added Ronndoneur handle bars (double wrapped) and a longer Cenelli gooseneck which made the ride even better. Loved it!
Congrats. Happy trails!

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Old 08-10-20, 12:09 PM
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