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Old 12-10-2017, 11:39 AM
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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!











Probably not to everyone's liking here but I find so much to love from each of my bikes, new or old.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:38 PM
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Bring that beauty out to Eroica California!
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:26 PM
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Beautiful bike!

The higher end Fujis were great bikes, beautifully made, good riding. Almost nobody knows about them...
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:27 PM
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oof, that was my first group and a damn fine one. thanks for the memories.
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:54 PM
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pure class

those mid 80s fujis were great bikes! club, team, professional, ops3. love them all!
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:58 PM
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:33 PM
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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!

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Old 12-15-2017, 07:58 AM
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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!

i love "lugged" bosses. proper.
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:57 PM
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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...

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Old 11-23-2020, 07:19 PM
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D@mn sexy bike and build !!!!!!!!! That metal flake paint !!

Any reason for running the saddle nose up higher than the rest of the saddle?
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:37 PM
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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.

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Old 11-23-2020, 08:26 PM
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I remember those days, beautiful bike!!!
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Old 11-24-2020, 11:56 AM
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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
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:30 PM
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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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