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Old 01-15-2021, 04:09 PM
thunderworks thunderworks is offline
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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.
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