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Fuji SJ-10

Postby Falkon45 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:19 pm

As far as I can tell, it'san 86 model. Has everything the 86 has down to the foam grips. Only thing with this one, is it has downtube shifters instead of stem shifters. The rear wheel needs some love, due to the kids who rode it kept going with a flat tire.

Looks to be an old beach bike. Sand all over the place on this thing. Almost everything on it seems to be reusable. Cables, chain, lube, tires, tubes, and saddle along with some handlebar tape should be sufficient to make it road worthy again.

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Re: Fuji SG-10

Postby mirroredtoolbag » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:10 pm

I have one just like it ( or atleast looks just like it) 18 speed. 80 or 81 model year bought new. That is a great bike, I still ride mine once in a while, it is worth fixing.
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Re: Fuji SG-10

Postby Falkon45 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:17 pm

Yeah. This one is just a 10 speed. I want to pull the freewheel to clean and lube, but it has a different way to lock the freewheel on. Can't figure it out. Pulling the headset tonight, and hopefully the crank and BB. Then cleaning, and putting sealed units on order. I even have my leftover chain from my xr250 to use on it.

can't think of what color handlebar wrap to use on it.

currently sits like this:
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I'm kinda excited about it. Just wish I could go to 700c wheels instead of these 26 x 1 1/4 wheels.
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Re: Fuji SG-10

Postby garybbentley » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:02 pm

You can upgrade to brifters if you plan on changing the drive train. I would opt for new bb and drive train but it is your bike. Do as you want ya know.
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Re: Fuji SG-10

Postby Falkon45 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:04 pm

I've looked into it already. Wanted a microshift group. But, the max for the rear wheel is 6 speed. Has a 5 speed on it now. Gonna keep all the suntour stuff on it. The wheels are an awkward size. Brakes may not work if I go to 700c.
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Re: Fuji SG-10

Postby to the beach » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:12 am

That's a nice bike as it is, if you appreciate the age. Fuji was made in Japan in '86, those are the bikes that are still considered of value. Your bike will be 30 y/o in 2 years. Maybe you could upgrade to period correct components like from the vintage cycling section of EBAY.
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Re: Fuji SG-10

Postby Falkon45 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:43 am

Been all over ebay. This is the "small" bike. It's actually a low end fuji. Gonna keep all the original componenets. Need my dremel and some metal cleaner to get that done. Tires and tubes are difficult, but I found them. I would like to change the freewheel so that I can have an 11 tooth small ring, but like I said, this thing doesnt have a normal freewheel. Found some aluminum wheels, but not gonna get them. Just making it rideable and reliable for the next owner.
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Re: Fuji SG-10

Postby to the beach » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:14 pm

If there's rust on the rims and they are steel, I know a brass brush wheel on a dremel will work fantastic and won't do harm to chrome. I have used this method for removing rusty bits on a 50 y/o chrome front rack with superb results. Brass is easily softer than chrome as is rust too, hence effective and safe.
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Re: Fuji SG-10

Postby mirroredtoolbag » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:16 pm

to the beach wrote:If there's rust on the rims and they are steel, I know a brass brush wheel on a dremel will work fantastic and won't do harm to chrome. I have used this method for removing rusty bits on a 50 y/o chrome front rack with superb results. Brass is easily softer than chrome as is rust too, hence effective and safe.

NeverDull magic wadding works great in slightly rusted chrome, a little scotchbrite on the stubborn rust and your good, I used to use it on my AMF era harley on which the chrome would rust every winter.
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Re: Fuji SG-10

Postby Falkon45 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:42 pm

Ahhh yes. Neverdull. I have yet so see that stuff anywhere outside the navy. Lol. If I can find that, and some aluminum cleaner, I'll be good.
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