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    Fuji Bike Build?

    I've been in the market for a bike, but haven't purchased anything due to a lack of funds for a bike that I really want. Anyways I was just given a Fuji Odessa 25th anniversary bike (1995 I think) and I actually really like the way it rides. I haven't been able to find much information on it though. I was wondering if it would be worth it to build this bike into something that I can enjoy or should I just save up for something else?

    The main thing that I want to get is double walled wheels and some better tires, and maybe a new brake setup. I'm a bigger guy so I need it to be sturdy and be able to handle some moderately rough trails occasionally. Any advice is appreciated!

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    Also if you guys can point me in the right direction for some of these parts I would really appreciate it. I have no idea where to begin.

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    I'm sure that was a really nice bike back in 1995. So much has progressed in the 17 years since then that for what you will put into that bike you can spend and a get new bike that is of a higher caliber. My thoughts would be to ride it as is and save for a new bike.

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    Yea your right. Is there an inexpensive Tire that I can get that will hold up a little better in the mean time, the current tires are really skinny and are barely holding up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damien1350 View Post
    Yea your right. Is there an inexpensive Tire that I can get that will hold up a little better in the mean time, the current tires are really skinny and are barely holding up.

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    I see 2.1 Kenda Nevagals going between $20-$25 online. Not the fastest rolling tire but decent grip and the price is hard to beat.

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    Always alot more expensive to try to upgrade an existing bike rather than buy a bike that already has what you are looking for.
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