Friday, April 24, 2009

Fuji Cambridge


The Fuji Cambridge offers a steel, lugged frame with a Shimano Nexus internal 8-speed rear hub. It also includes a rack & fenders. For all this -- well, let's say the price is quite a bit steeper than the Palisade -- the MSRP is $1,250.

Specs:

Sizes 52cm, 56cm, 60cm

Color(s) Black/Chrome

Main frame Fuji Double Butted Cro-Mo, Lugged

Rear triangle Fuji Cro-Mo Custom Taper, Lugged

Fork Fuji Crom-Mo Steerer, Cro-Mo Custom Taper, 1" Threaded

Crankset Fuji forged alloy, Square taper, 38T

Bottom bracket Sealed Cartridge Bearing ST

Pedals Fuji Alloy Platform

Shifters Shimano SL-8S20 for internal 8spd.

Cassette Shimano KSMGEAR16S, 16T

Chain KMC Z-410 RB

Front hub Fuji Sealed Alloy, 32H, QR

Rear hub Shimano NEXUS, KSG8R56VSA, 8spd Internal, 32H

Spokes 14G Stainless Steel

Rims Jalco DM-27 EN, Double Wall Alloy, 36H

Tires Kenda K-193, 700 X 38c

Tubes Kenda Schrader

Brake set Tektro R556, Dual Pivot

Brake levers Tektro RX 1.0

Headset Tange SE-32DX 1" Threaded

Handlebar Fuji Classic Mustache 22.2 Alloy

Stem Fuji Forged Alloy, Classic Quill

Tape/grip Fuji Classic Stitched Comfort

Saddle Fuji Classic w/Spring & Rivets

Seat post Fuji Micro-Adjust Alloy, 27.2, 250mm

Fuji Custom Rack and Fenders

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who, Nelly, now that is a beautiful bike at a not-unreasonable price. Still, I don't have the budget for one today... and it's likely about 2cm to small. Still, it's on my list now.

ScottBruin said...

This seems really expensive for a pretty simple steel frame bike. I would love to see bikes like this go for ~$600-$700.

This is too expensive of a bike for urban areas where it's at risk of theft.

jamesmallon said...

'ScottBruin', a bike with good components, and a Shimano 8 speed internal hub is going to cost. Cheaper bikes are... 'cheaper'. "I would love to see bikes like this gor for ~$600-$700" too. I'd also like to see pigs fly.

Time to review Abici, I think. Elegant designs for city bikes, without the Dutch/Pashley weight penalties. You can see most of the model range at the first link, but it's missing my personal favourite (I built a city bike much like it), which is the second link.
http://www.abici-italia.it/index_ing.html
http://store.curbside.on.ca/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4_133_141&products_id=821

Len said...

Nice bike, very good price for a lugged steel bike with nice components and an internal hub. This is for the *full bike* ready to ride. Sometimes a lugged steel frame can cost as much as this bike. Not cheap, but a good value.

Freewheel said...

Just as a point of comparison, a 1993 Bridgestone XO-1 just went for over $1,000 on ebay. The XO was much like this bike - quality lugged steel frame, mustache handlebars, brazed for racks, etc. So think of it this way -- you can get a brand-new Cambridge for just a little bit more than a 16-year-old XO-1 would cost you on ebay.

jhaygood said...

wish it had a chainguard...

Anonymous said...

A beautiful and very inexpensive chainguard can be found at Velo Orange:
http://www.velo-orange.com/sunchaiguard.html

Jason Nabors said...

I agree the price is a little steep. You can get a real Pashley imported from England for that price.

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