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MoparPorsche 11-24-2020 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by slambers3 (Post 2835203)
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.

I have similar story had one in college kept it for almost 10 years after that gave it to my brother-in-law who didn't ride it much at all over many years. Last year I ask him for the bike back and he told me he just sold it a month before. SMH

velomateo 11-25-2020 06:00 AM

1985 Fuji Opus III - The Real Beauty of my Collection
 
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Originally Posted by jamesdak (Post 2834722)



Man, you have some hard choices to make when you get dressed for a ride

jamesdak 11-25-2020 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by velomateo (Post 2835455)
Man, you have some hard choices to make when you get dressed for a ride

Yep, sometimes it's like browsing NETFLIX to decide what to watch. Takes me 30 minutes to decide, LOL!

jamesdak 01-10-2021 01:23 PM

Upgrading the Opus with some sweet Superbe hubbed shiny silver tubular rims. New Veloflex Roubaix 700 x 25 tubulars.

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/171333734.jpg

10speedcognitio 01-11-2021 09:12 PM

1985 Fuji Opus III - The Real Beauty of my Collection
 
Bokeh-licious photos. Dreamy build. Rather hard to fault any of what’s going on here.

Just noticed after looking again how short the chainstays are. How’s it ride? Looks like it would be rather responsive and agile. So good.

thunderworks 01-15-2021 04:09 PM

This thread brings back memories . . . First really good bike I bought was a 1973 Fuji Finest. In 1974 I started a small bike shop in Iowa and sold Fuji bikes almost continuously until I sold my store in 1994 (we'd moved to Kansas in the late 1970's).

In the mid-1980's, Fuji really was one of the finest production bike companies importing bikes into the US. At that time, the US dollar was really strong against the YEN, and probably peaked in 1985 and 1986. You could get really fabulous production bikes from Japan (Fuji and Miyata in particular) at that time. By 1987 though, it was all beginning to change. Production shifted to Taiwan and quality tanked. Now of course, Taiwan factories make nice bikes, but that wasn't the case in 1987.

Sorry to ramble . . . This Opus was the pinnacle of the Fuji world. Beautiful bike.

duff_duffy 01-15-2021 04:20 PM

That’s a stunner. A bit older than I normally look at but this caused me to add a new search agent to my eBay and CL accounts. The crankset is nice, some of the modern designers should revisit the drawing board after looking at this!


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