Thanks to Bill R "bnr40" from bikeforums.net for the awesome catalog info and specs. The bike retailed for $375 back in 1988. According to the bike's serial number (s/n: FI111087), it was built in September 1987 as a 1988 model. In its current condition as I bought it last week, it came with 2 accessories, the Spoke disc and wheel reflectors. Now I don't feel so bad spending $200 2o years later. :) According to the spec sheet, the SP was the Special Performance model, "top-of-the-line" model of Fuji road bikes in 1988.
Friday, July 13, 2007
So, I picked up this used Fuji Road Bike today. It's a Sagres SP. I bought it for $200 from a guy selling it off of the local craigslist.com site. It's in great shape, rides great and smooth. It was just "tuned". I look at some other bikes, went to some Pawn Shops and even the DI, but couldn't find one in my price range and size that was in good enough shape until this one. I look forward to riding many miles on this pup. It's cool, cause it even matches the color of my Civic. Nice!
I picked up this "carbon fiber" faux helmet used for free from the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective, a community bike shop in Salt Lake City. My friend from work is the President. It's a cool place where you can donate time working on bikes for people and earn money for parts/services from the shop. Check it out at: http://slcbikecollective.org/