Re: [CR]First Fuji Ace Questions

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From: Jerry & Liz Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Joe Bender-Zanoni" <joebz@optonline.net>, "Jim Plaugher" <plaugher@avalon.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]First Fuji Ace Questions
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 21:58:44 -0600


Not sure I agree. My recollection is that the Newest and Finest were of comparable quality, but the Finest had more relaxed geometry and was a touring/all-around model, while the Newest was a tighter geometry racing model. I recall the Ace being of the same quality as the Finest and Newest, but having Dura-Ace rather than SunTour/Sugino components.

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Houston, TX


----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Bender-Zanoni
To: Jim Plaugher
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2003 6:39 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]First Fuji Ace Questions



> I would guess this bike came out in 1974. It was actually below the Newest
> in the line.
>
> By year the top road bikes sort of ran like this:
> '72: Finest
> '73 Newest, Finest
> '74 Newest, Ace, Finest
> '75 Pro, Newest, Ace, Finest, America (touring)
>
> Thats off the top of my head. I rarely see any of these bikes now.
>
> Joe Bender-Zanoni
> Great Notch, NJ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Plaugher" <plaugher@avalon.net>
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 9:44 PM
> Subject: [CR]First Fuji Ace Questions
>
>
> > Hi all,
> > I am a lurker and have been commuting on an off topic bike for the last 15
> > years. I am interested in getting a fair weather road bike together, and
> > the PX10E a friend gave me , is the start to this project. it will also be
> > the subject of a future email.
> > This friend remembers fondly Fuji's first bike with Dura Ace. Any one
> > know if it was 1975 or 76? Are these around? Anyone have a medium size
> Fuji
> > Ace for sale or trade?
> > Thanks,
> > Jim Plaugher
> > Iowa City IA