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Old 01-10-21, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by wschellen View Post

Opus III
Very, very nice! I take it that's the original saddle, housing, bar tape, etc? Mine came all original too except for the saddle and wheels.

I'll share a pic of mine again as I just shot this to show the new tubular setup I just put on it. Original bar tape still under the leather wrap.

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Old 02-20-22, 03:34 PM
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'88 Fuji Ace, sort of

This Fuji Ace frameset was given to me a couple of years ago. By default, it became my experiment bike and has been changed many times since I first built it. I really went in a totally different direction with it recently. I stripped and repainted it with rattle can Rustoleum Gloss Enamel Smoky Grey. I put mustache bars on it with mountain bike brake levers and DA 7700 bar ends. The right shifter I could get to work for a while, then something happens internally that prevents it from operating properly in either friction or indexed. I finally quit messing with it and am now using a 105 8 speed DT lever for the right bar end. It works great in friction.

I like the way the build finished, but I still am not sure about mostly black components, or going with more silver and gum/brown wall tires. The only thing original on this bike are the materials used for the frameset. It is on the heavy side, very comfortable, versatile and fun to ride. I have some decals coming, OLD SCHOOL FUJI, that will be on the top, seat and down tubes.





Pretty sure I like the mostly blacked out better.
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Old 02-21-22, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
This Fuji Ace frameset was given to me a couple of years ago. By default, it became my experiment bike and has been changed many times since I first built it. I really went in a totally different direction with it recently. I stripped and repainted it with rattle can Rustoleum Gloss Enamel Smoky Grey. I put mustache bars on it with mountain bike brake levers and DA 7700 bar ends. The right shifter I could get to work for a while, then something happens internally that prevents it from operating properly in either friction or indexed. I finally quit messing with it and am now using a 105 8 speed DT lever for the right bar end. It works great in friction.

I like the way the build finished, but I still am not sure about mostly black components, or going with more silver and gum/brown wall tires. The only thing original on this bike are the materials used for the frameset. It is on the heavy side, very comfortable, versatile and fun to ride. I have some decals coming, OLD SCHOOL FUJI, that will be on the top, seat and down tubes.





Pretty sure I like the mostly blacked out better.
Those ACE frames are very nice. I don't think they made them in '88 however. There was no ACE model in the 1988 lineup. I believe yours is a '89 (unicorn fork). I had a 1990 which came with a semi sloping lugged fork. I built mine up with a mishmash of Shimano (105, Dura Ace, and Ultegra) and Sram (cranks).
It rides very well.

I've posted here before, but what the hell...

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Old 02-21-22, 10:42 AM
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Rocket-Sauce , thanks for the reply. I have seen the pictures of your Ace, very nice. I believe you are right about mine being an '89. I wanted something different, that is what I came up with, in the end. It is a fine riding frameset, a bit on the heavy side and I don't care. Sometimes I think about how I can lower the weight, but I always get back to leaving that alone as it does not matter. The whole bike has been done with the only concern that I wind up with a decent looking bike that rides well. The reality is that I could have left the frameset with the original finish and just restored it as much a could be done, including fixing some areas of surface rust. It has been both a fun and a frustrating project, the frustration all directed at me.

In the end, I wound up with a bike that is really close to as I envisioned it. I am pretty sure the mostly blacked out components are going to stay. I had not used bar end shifters in close to 35 years. They work well, friction, and just make sense on this particular set up. I sure like them better than the DT levers.
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Old 02-21-22, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce View Post
Those ACE frames are very nice. I don't think they made them in '88 however. There was no ACE model in the 1988 lineup. I believe yours is a '89 (unicorn fork). I had a 1990 which came with a semi sloping lugged fork. I built mine up with a mishmash of Shimano (105, Dura Ace, and Ultegra) and Sram (cranks).
It rides very well.

I've posted here before, but what the hell...

The Saratoga touring model in the same color and similar decal designs. One of my favorite Fujis, but a bit heavy.
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Old 06-17-22, 08:10 AM
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I didn't have a purple bike...

...so how could I not jump on this beautiful '87 Roubaix? Almost complete 105 6-speed group, which is in fantastic condition. It got fresh consumables all around. After a minor wheel truing, it'll be ready for the road.


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Old 06-17-22, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by BFisher View Post
...so how could I not jump on this beautiful '87 Roubaix? Almost complete 105 6-speed group, which is in fantastic condition. It got fresh consumables all around. After a minor wheel truing, it'll be ready for the road.

NICE!! Looks like new too.
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Old 06-17-22, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by BFisher View Post
...so how could I not jump on this beautiful '87 Roubaix? Almost complete 105 6-speed group, which is in fantastic condition. It got fresh consumables all around. After a minor wheel truing, it'll be ready for the road.
Nice! Yours has the VALite "Si 45" channeled tubing. Similar in some ways to Miyata's splined tubing and Columbus SLX, except that it is not spiraled.



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Old 06-17-22, 01:35 PM
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Interesting thing, I noticed the catalog specs SR hubs, but this bike has 105s. I failed to remember that I have the matching 105 headset until after I'd cleaned and repacked the original Hatta. I even have the pedals, but one of the clips is cracked.
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Old 06-17-22, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by BFisher View Post
Interesting thing, I noticed the catalog specs SR hubs, but this bike has 105s. I failed to remember that I have the matching 105 headset until after I'd cleaned and repacked the original Hatta. I even have the pedals, but one of the clips is cracked.
Makes sense that the spec sheet may be incorrect. This was right around the time when Shimano was pretty much demanding manufacturers use their full group if they spec'd their drivetrain.
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Old 06-24-22, 06:49 PM
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Heads up in this region...sad condition though https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...ok_story_share
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nice looking Fuji at a flea market this past weekend
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