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    retro-modern downtube shifters steel frame old school 8 speed FUJI!

    OH MY GOD this is an amazing deal!

    Save Up to 60% Off Road Bikes - Road - Fuji CONNOISSEUR Road bikes

    Seriously guys check this $399 for a straight up perfect retro-modern downtube shifters steel frame old school 8 speed FUJI.

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    new info

    I started a thread 5 days ago titled modern/retro that brought this bike into my realm of choices. If I were to go this route I'd spend the money saved over Gunnar,Bob Jackson etc. upgrading everything. I've gotten a dozen or so replies but no one that's actually seen the bike. Techie claimed via email it's full 725,not just the front triangle. Update.........I just found what appears to be the same bike at Nashbar for $100 more.It's spec'd differently with Reynolds 525. B.D. tech. just finished telling me it's full 725 series inc. rear stays.
    Last edited by bdooner; 05-13-2013 at 04:16 PM.

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    That's one helluva deal.
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    Nice bike.


    Shill?

    Lucky for you you posted 39,000 times before this.

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    That is a pretty cool bike for 400.00 bucks though.

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    if I wasn't a sponsored rider I'd buy that and race on it just to prove the point that it's the rider, not the bike
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    "Frames are Reynolds 725 and that due to factory error; some have 525 decal but they are all built with Reynolds 725"

    I wonder what other "factory errors" are involved in this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by headloss View Post
    I wonder what other "factory errors" are involved in this?
    Not sure if it's en error. But if you're thinking about buying and upgrading this bike, you need a long-reach brake for the front. In the rear, most short-reach brakes will just work. Odd design—almost as if the frame was a left-over from the 27-inch wheel days.

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    Just went to the Fuji website and found the Connoisseur in the archives ('09 and '10) catalogs.The bike is spec'd cro-mo,with no identification of Reynolds or otherwise.

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    The bike is spec'd cro-mo,with no identification of Reynolds or otherwise.
    There were/are several different Fuji "Connoisseur" models. A few years ago, some vendors even offered one with chrome lugs.

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    Meh. I bought this bike from Nashbar thinking that it would be a modern version of my 80's Fuji Sagres. Nope, not even close. It felt like a noodle on descents that my Sagres handles like a champ, the fork felt overly flexy, and the indexed shifters felt clunky, I guess I like friction shifters. It is pretty but it isn't for me. Luckily Nashbar let me return it for a full refund. Don't let my experience dissuade you from trying it out, it might be just what you are looking for.
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    retro-modern downtube shifters steel frame old school 8 speed FUJI!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1368760028.058516.jpg

    Thought I'd post a pic of my cool-ass Fuji Sagres for the heck of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
    That's one helluva deal.
    Sure is, as long as 58 cm is your size. That's all they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgrr View Post
    Thought I'd post a pic of my cool-ass Fuji Sagres for the heck of it.
    I like it! It's missing the angry cow giving the cyclist dirty looks, however...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpre53 View Post
    Sure is, as long as 58 cm is your size. That's all they have.
    Yeah, now. The early bird gets the worm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgrr View Post
    Meh. I bought this bike from Nashbar thinking that it would be a modern version of my 80's Fuji Sagres. Nope, not even close. It felt like a noodle on descents that my Sagres handles like a champ, the fork felt overly flexy, and the indexed shifters felt clunky, I guess I like friction shifters. It is pretty but it isn't for me. Luckily Nashbar let me return it for a full refund. Don't let my experience dissuade you from trying it out, it might be just what you are looking for.
    "The bike is spec'd cro-mo,with no identification of Reynolds or otherwise. There were/are several different Fuji "Connoisseur" models. A few years ago, some vendors even offered one with chrome lugs." wim So,cgrr,was your version the one that is spec'd 725, or 525 incorrectly, or..........whew.

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    Didn't realize my replies w/quote would get buried a few replies back.Lesson learned

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    retro-modern downtube shifters steel frame old school 8 speed FUJI!

    I found a pic that I took when I got it. I can make out a 7 on a sticker on the seat tube so I guess it would be 725. Like I said, it just may not have been the bike for me, someone else may have a different experience.retro-modern downtube shifters steel frame old school 8 speed FUJI!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1368836209.856363.jpg

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