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Free*-Fuji Opus III

Old 09-17-19, 12:14 PM
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Free*-Fuji Opus III

So let’s get * out of the way first.

1. I will not ship this bike, I live in Lacey, WA. and can meet at a Starbucks in Lacey to deliver this bike, I will not ship.

2. I will hold this offer open until this Friday September 20th, 2019. If you are interested send me an IM [PM, private message, through the Forum to Since6] and tell me why you want this bike and how you plan to use it. While I know you can just turn around and flip this bike, or worse part it out, it is my hope that a free, very high end, second from the top of the line Fuji “Professional” will go to someone who wants it to ride, enjoy, restore. I will read your IM [PM, private message to Since6 through the Forum] submissions Friday morning, provided I get any, and then announce via IM [PM, private message through the Forum back to you] and in this post who gets the bike.

3. Why? Life is short, if you can’t make the time, pass it on to someone who does have the time and passion. I’ve realized that my current collection is pretty complete, they make me smile each time I sit down in my office.

Good luck to you all, I hope someone is interested.



Now about the bike.



Sizing measured center to center: (best I could do)

Top Tube: 21 ˝ inches

Down Tube: 24 ˝ inches

Seat Tube: 21 ˝ inches

Frame Tubing: Chrome Moly Quad Butted Steel Tubing 9658

Components:

Brakes: Side pull “DC NGC 400”

Brake Levers: Lettering very worn, believe “DC” [I believe I have a set of brake hoods hope they will fit that will come with this bike]

Shifters: Down tube friction “SunTour”

Derailleur F/R: SunTour Superbe Pro

Cranks: Superbe

Rims: Tubular mixed set: F-“UKAI” R-“MAVIC GP 4”

Tires (YOU MUST REPLACE): Hutchinson Tubular Tempo-1

Stem: Nitto Technomic

Handlebar: Nitto Mod. 55

Seat Post: Fluted “Mighty”

Seat: “Turbo”

Hubs: SunShine Pro-Am

Pedals: None came with the bike.

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Old 09-17-19, 12:16 PM
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Here are pictures of this bike:



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Just to clarify point 1. above, if you have a friend/buddy who would come pick up this bike and then ship it to you, that's fine, but I cannot ship. But remember to send me your IM [PM, private message, through the Forum to Since6] answering my questions in point 2. above.

To good to be true, no.

Hoax, no.

I'm really giving this bike away Friday, in hopes someone will want and enjoy it, and IM [PM, private message me through the Forum to Since6] a request for it.

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Old 09-17-19, 01:22 PM
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Wow, someone is going to get a great bike. I love mine!

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“Because it’s my size and so doggone pretty” isn’t enough reason to convince me, let alone you, so I will just say kudos to you for offering that bike up and congrats to whomever becomes the new owner.
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Such a lovely Fuji. Props to a very generous since6.
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Gosh that's a memorable bike and a memorable way to move it along. Going to fall asleep tonight hoping I wake up a few inches shorter and living in Washington...
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Old 09-17-19, 03:20 PM
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Ooops, not an IM, but a PM private message through the Forum to Since6.

Again if you don't live local or in driving distance, but have a friend or buddy who'd pick it up and send it to you that's fine too [or one of our local Lacey bike shops, Bill Stevenson builder of our custom tandem could do this too, he's on the web just google his name, I could deliver it to to box and ship], just PM before Friday morning.

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A little history on the bike we know it was last ridden in a triathalon in Jacksonville Florida as this race number came on the bike.



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Wow. I know a friend in Texas who'd give his two back teeth for it...but I've been down the rabbit hole of trying to find facilitators in Washington, and I'm not doing that again.

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I'd love to come down and bring it back to Seattle to rebuild it. Maybe I'd build some new wheels for it with a Superbe hubset I just bought. But the bike's a size small, and I'd be forced to sell it, hoping to get rewarded for the hours I put in. Alas...

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Kurt have your friend in Texas send me a PM and have him call Bill Stevenson, he can pack and ship the bike to your friend in Texas and I can deliver the bike to Bill. In addition to building custom bikes, Bill does partial to complete restorations on vintage bikes. Took a frame that came off the rack on the freeway and restored it in the owner's words to "better than new". He is a good friend and a great local builder and it would be about the same drive for me to his shop as to a local Starbucks.
I would recommend this to anyone else who cannot come pick up the bike from me. But again please send me a PM too so I can review and make my decision on Friday morning. Thanks

3800 Lorne St SE (6.44 mi)
Tumwater, Washington 98501?
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I almost drove to Florida from Atlanta to get a Fuji Opus once. On my short list.
AND I'm fitted to a 55. Ahhhgggghhh!! Ha ha.
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Oh thank god its too small and I just got a grail bike in my size that needs my attention. Good luck @since6 and very cool of you to give it away to a good home
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Kurt have your friend in Texas send me a PM and have him call Bill Stevenson, he can pack and ship the bike to your friend in Texas and I can deliver the bike to Bill. In addition to building custom bikes, Bill does partial to complete restorations on vintage bikes. Took a frame that came off the rack on the freeway and restored it in the owner's words to "better than new". He is a good friend and a great local builder and it would be about the same drive for me to his shop as to a local Starbucks.
I would recommend this to anyone else who cannot come pick up the bike from me. But again please send me a PM too so I can review and make my decision on Friday morning. Thanks

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PM sent. I'm sure he could cover the shipping with Bill, and it'd be a nice complement to the Professional that he has. He's a Fuji buff, just ask @ScottRyder.

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Dang. Too small for me. If you get no takers, I'm in Gig Harbor on Friday night and would happily make a 40 minute road trip to come and get it -- for the parts. Mercenary, yes. I have been hoping to score another set of tubular rims for low or no $$. Everything else looks pretty usable, too.

I get why you don't want to ship; I'm not crazy about the either.
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@since6

I PM'd you, but forgot to add another part to the message so PM'd again. Sorry!
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Thanks to all for your interest, the Opus III will be passed on to new hands, new adventures.
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Thank you so much @since6. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you today and I look forward to the long relationship with the Opus and the restoration process.

Cheers.
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Thank you so much @since6. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you today and I look forward to the long relationship with the Opus and the restoration process.

Cheers.
Score, keep us in the loop as you rebuild it. They are beautiful bikes that ride well.
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Your welcome and thank you. A bicycle has been a companion since I was six years old. Enjoy the rides with others and alone and the memories.

And don't forget a tandem, if you and your partner can ride a tandem together, communicate, share the endless slow crank up and over a pass, you will have acquired the skills to meet all life's challenges, and know that you are friends for life.

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Thank you so much @since6. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you today and I look forward to the long relationship with the Opus and the restoration process.

Cheers.
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