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jamesdak 12-10-2017 11:39 AM

1985 Fuji Opus III - The Real Beauty of my Collection
 
I think this is my nicest looking bike, a classic look. It's also a very sweet rider as the Suntour Superbe Pro stuff works so well. Sexy to use! ;)

http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/166251707.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/164053448.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/164053454.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/164053438.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/164053435.jpg

Probably not to everyone's liking here but I find so much to love from each of my bikes, new or old.

mhespenheide 12-10-2017 12:38 PM

Bring that beauty out to Eroica California!

C40_guy 12-14-2017 12:26 PM

Beautiful bike!
 
The higher end Fujis were great bikes, beautifully made, good riding. Almost nobody knows about them...

Tickdoc 12-14-2017 12:27 PM

oof, that was my first group and a damn fine one. thanks for the memories.

wallymann 12-14-2017 01:54 PM

pure class
 
those mid 80s fujis were great bikes! club, team, professional, ops3. love them all!

Villgaxx 12-14-2017 02:58 PM

that

is

wicked

cool

jamesdak 12-14-2017 05:33 PM

The pics fail to capture well the metal flake in the paint. It is so beautiful out on the road in the sun. I catch myself looking down and admiring the paint instead of watching where I'm going sometimes, LOL!

http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/164053456.jpg

wallymann 12-15-2017 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamesdak (Post 2279320)
The pics fail to capture well the metal flake in the paint. It is so beautiful out on the road in the sun. I catch myself looking down and admiring the paint instead of watching where I'm going sometimes, LOL!

http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/164053456.jpg

i love "lugged" bosses. proper.

jamesdak 11-23-2020 05:57 PM

Updated pics:

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931177.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931178.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931179.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931180.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931181.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931182.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931183.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931184.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931185.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931186.jpg

I keep saying I need to remove this reflector mount but it seems like I'm always using it to hang stuff off of for a ride. One day...

jamesdak 11-23-2020 06:00 PM

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931195.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931187.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931188.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931189.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931190.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931191.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931192.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931193.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167931194.jpg

old_fat_and_slow 11-23-2020 07:19 PM

D@mn sexy bike and build !!!!!!!!! That metal flake paint !!:eek:

Any reason for running the saddle nose up higher than the rest of the saddle?

jamesdak 11-23-2020 07:37 PM

Good catch. If I remember correctly I shot these pictures after making some changes to the bike and still had that saddle too much nose high. I just looked at it now and it's not that high although it is still higher in the nose than the rear. A lot of the leather saddles like this are more comfortable nose high vs level. The way they give a bit will usually have you leaning forward with too much weight on your hands when level.

I just snapped this. Second bike in, see not to bad.

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/171236580.jpg

MoparPorsche 11-23-2020 08:26 PM

I remember those days, beautiful bike!!!

flying 11-24-2020 11:56 AM

Really Nice! ;)

I agree Fuji made some great bikes!

There is a book Called Japanese Steel: Classic Bicycle Design from Japan
that came out in 2018 I have wanted to get

https://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Stee.../dp/0847861708

slambers3 11-24-2020 04:30 PM

I had one of these and truly wish I could have it back. Sold it to a fellow when I was in college, tried to track it down but he had parted it out.


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