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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:59 am 
Dirt Disciple

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CRC had these frames on sale last week. They were selling them as "recycled", but they're brand new. The frame was listed as an unbranded Sunn Revolt. I'm not sure if this is new old stock, or a modern reproduction of a vintage style.
The tubing is Fuji Stout-Light, and the frame weighs 1770grams.
I've been trying to find more information about Fuji bike tubes, but haven't had much luck. I'd appreciate anyone sharing their knowledge of the subject.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:25 am 
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Interesting frame. Is it painted or raw steel?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:53 am 
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It's clear coat over polished steel.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:16 am 
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Nice frame, I assume they have all gone at CRC now though?

I don't know much about Fuji Stout Light tubing other than that it is nice high quality stuff.
That one also looks very much like the Sunn Revolt I have seen.

Does it have a 1 inch head tube? I think that Sunn used these well into the mid 90s.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:42 am 
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Sunn used Fuji tubes in the nineties.
If it is a Sunn, which it looks to be, it should have 1" headtube.
Really nice frame :shock: I wish it was mine :D

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:44 am 
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Sunn chomed a lot of their bikes in the early nineties, so it is probably chome.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:13 am 
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You're right. It does look like chrome. The CRC ad just said it was unpainted steel.
It does have a 1" headtube. The serial # is YM96050030. Does that reveal anything?

When I stumbled on these, night (EST) of Sept 4, there were three in stock. I ordered one right away. The next afternoon, I got greedy and was going to get another one, but they were sold out. They were being sold for $130 CAD.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:33 am 
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The serial number on my 98 Sunn starts with an S and then a series of numbers with the second two being 97, so I presume that was the build year as opposed to the selling year. I may have come from a different factory though.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:41 pm 
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I've also grabbed one of these from CRC, but there's something strange with the geometry data. I'm asking about on another thread

Frame tubing was being top class that time, similar to Tange's famous steel
Here's some metallurgy and geomery data in French.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:01 pm 
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I've got a '99 Sunn Urge that's made from Fuji Stout Lite. It's also sub 4lbs but has a 1 1/8 head tube. The serial number does usually indicate the year. The 96 catalogue has a Revolt 2 with that tubing but it's black. http://www.le-jurassien.com/sunn/catalo ... mmes96.php


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