Shogun Appreciation Society

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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby uart » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:17 am

Burnsy wrote:Just date yours off the Shimano components, it is unlikely the cranks or brakes have been changed so they will be accurate to the frame date.

Brakes are no name, cranks aren't shimano either (looks like they are stamped either tracer (or trafer?).

I'll take a good look later today, but I don't think this thing has any shimano components except for the brifters and the F/R derailleurs. Is there usually a date code on the derailleurs?
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby minhyy » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:13 am

uart wrote:
minhyy wrote:90s welded cro-mo Samurai running a mix of 105, 400ex, RX100, Cyclone. Reliable commuter

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it's not a commuter without ugly flat pedals :wink:

This is from earlier (pg 19) in this thread, originally posted by minhhy in 2013. Apart from the addition of the mudguards and the ugly pedals, this one is absolutely identical to mine. Ok mine looks to be a one or two cm larger frame size, but apart from that it's identical down to every last decal.

I wonder if minhyy still has this old shogun or if he knows anything about it's age?


Hi Uart

The Samurai now belongs to a mate who also uses it as a commuter.

Its original spec was 7-speed Shimano RSX STI levers, and the rest of the groupset was Exage 400ex. One exemption is the crankset: an unremarkable unbranded likely Taiwanese OEM.

Interestingly, the frame is spaced at 130mm with vertical dropouts, yet the original hubset was HG50 / Exage that had a 7-speed freehub, but its OLD was 130mm. Hence my upgrade to 8-speed.

Based on the RSX spec, our Shoguns are later than at least 1995-1996. Taiwanese made, welded frames ubiquitous by this point in time.

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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby miyoshi » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:58 pm

I didn't realise the team issues had become so valuable recently lol

View item $1200!

Maybe someone will finally be interested in producing the full sticker set which I already have the designs for..

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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby uart » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:30 pm

miyoshi wrote:I didn't realise the team issues had become so valuable recently lol

View item $1200!

Well let's see if someone actually buys it at the price before concluding that it is its value. :)
Still, it's a nice looking bike though.

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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:30 pm

uart wrote:
miyoshi wrote:I didn't realise the team issues had become so valuable recently lol

View item $1200!

Well let's see if someone actually buys it at the price before concluding that it is its value. :)
Still, it's a nice looking bike though.


Yeah what uart said. Can ask $1200, may not get $1200. I predict that ad will be floating around at various prices for a while. Is a lovely bike though.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby find_bruce » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:41 pm

Isn’t that the shogun that’s been listed at that price for years?

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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:50 pm

find_bruce wrote:Isn’t that the shogun that’s been listed at that price for years?


ha, thought I'd seen it before.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby jaseyjase » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:59 am

Heya peoples!

Picked up a Shogun trailbreaker 1 over the weekend, anyone know what diameter seatpost it should hold?

The current one in their is a 25.0 and feels rather loose!

any info would be much appreciated!

jase

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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby RobertL » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:38 pm

jaseyjase wrote:Heya peoples!

Picked up a Shogun trailbreaker 1 over the weekend, anyone know what diameter seatpost it should hold?

The current one in their is a 25.0 and feels rather loose!

any info would be much appreciated!

jase


I bought a 27.0 for mine, and it is too big. (I could get it in far enough, with a lot of effort, but it's not quite right.)

I think that it's meant to be a 26.8, but I've never actually been able to confirm that.

If yours is a good seatpost otherwise, you could possibly just shim it to fit.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:00 pm

There was a bit of mucking around with Shogun frames from late 80s yo early 90s and I've had 25.4 for some of the 4130 frames and 26.6 or 26.8 for others (roadies). I think yours may be a 25.4 if it's around 90-92 and 350mm long....I think.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby brokenbus » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:36 pm

Trail breaker 3 has a 26.8 post.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby jaseyjase » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:29 am

cheers fellas, as i suspected. Looks like the previous owner put a 25 and squashed the binder area :(

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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby jaseyjase » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:20 am

Put this together to put around on with the kids, my parts bin TB1

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