Shogun Appreciation Society

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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby FuzzyDropbear » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:43 am

minhyy wrote:90s welded cro-mo Samurai running a mix of 105, 400ex, RX100, Cyclone. Reliable commuter
**snip**
it's not a commuter without ugly flat pedals :wink:


Love that colour! I'm assuming it's been repainted?
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby minhyy » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:12 am

Thanks - original paint, a nice matt sheen
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby harro101 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:13 pm

well....
looks like my catalogs are in demand

i'll have too get the camera happening

and make a pdf or 2, 3 , 4

i wish i had of got more in the 90's damn

let's hope someone can fill in the gaps
Too..... many bikes, something has to give
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby Dimitrizee » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:51 pm

harro101 wrote:hi

have been looking throught the forum posts, awsome bikes

have been restoring some shoguns too, lately,

and riding too...

noticed that Dimitrizee said he had a 90's catalog a while back
i'm looking for years 97,98,

have got 92 96 99 & 2000
need to complete the 90's range

otherwise i mght have to petser some LBS's

cheers


Hmm...I have cats 98, 99 and 2002. I would love to get copies or scans from 86 to 91 and 92? I got mine from Bikecorp themselves. I asked if they had any earlier ones and the years I have where all they had left. They recently did a clean up and many were thrown :cry:
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby harro101 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:20 pm

awesome........... your a luky dude dimitrizee

i gave bikecorp a ring a few years back.................
but all i got was a stupid sales professional, i really mean idiot
thats all i ever get on phones and emails
they would 'nt know one end of a bolt from the other
i dont know how the bluddy companies stay in business myself

we don't do shogun anymore, thats not the question i asked
no catalogs i got

anyway we shogun lovers, will track them down and post them all.......... eventually

i have or 91 or 92 i think, does'nt say the year
i'll get it done ASAP 4 u

a link to the 96
http://www.pdf-archive.com/2013/12/23/shogun-1996-full/

that 98 looks good for me, see what you can do
i just take a picture and xfer to PC print to PDF and voilla

you'll have to get yours done for us,
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby Dimitrizee » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:13 pm

During the holidays I'll get into gear and start scanning. Hosting the images at Photobucket is ok? I'll start with the 98 and work up.

If I ever need to contact any company, I always prefer to go in personally; seems to get results most of the time!
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby FuzzyDropbear » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:45 pm

Finally got into the retro shogun crowd on the weekend, I have a shogun trailbreaker 2 as a commuter which got me into Shoguns when I started riding to work.

Nice retro rides don't seem to come up very often in Ballarat, so I was pretty happy to see a Shogun Sport come up on Ebay which ended at 7pm on christmas day. I managed to pick it up for $5 and was extremely surprised to see the condition it was in.

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The front hub was way too tight and I needed to get the multi grips out to release the front quick release, so after correcting that, regreasing the front hub, giving it a quick wash and giving the chain some love it was time to give it a test ride to the local pub to meet some mates for dinner.

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Not sure whats going to happen to it, not much at this moment. Still has decent white bar tape on it and the running gear is in good nick so it'll just serve as a run around in its retro form I think.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby Dimitrizee » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:37 pm

haha..I was going to bid on that but the drive put me off.. Drive for about 2 hours for a $5 bike? nahhh Good to see it went to you.. But if you ever tire of it, let me know!
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby FuzzyDropbear » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:34 am

Haha, no worries Dimitri, I'll keep you in mind. If you ever see anything up this way, let us know and I'll happily pick it up, always easy enough to sling it in the back of one of the boys cars or in the U12 on the way to a Z meet. If I was going to drive 2 hours to pick up a $5 bike, the missus would probably look like this :evil: so I can understand where you're coming from :lol:

I think it has the wrong sized seat post in it, the clamp can't get any tighter around it. I'll have to measure it up and look a bit closer one day.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby harro101 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:15 pm

Dimitrizee

here are my 92 cats....... i think
http://www.pdf-archive.com/2013/12/27/shogun-road-92/
http://www.pdf-archive.com/2014/01/06/shogun-mtb-92/

if you could take some hi res pics or scans, i can make the pdfs.
possibly email them to me, saves you hosting them.
but if you want to host go for it.

hopefully we can get them all.
i'm going to visit a few bike shops on my rides.

i'll have to post some of my pics.....
Too..... many bikes, something has to give
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby Kermit TF » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:19 pm

Geez $5 !
About as valuable as a 260 2+2 :mrgreen:
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby FuzzyDropbear » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:55 am

Oi you, :lol: there's nothing wrong with 2+2's, the fat ones need lovin too! :lol: Especially ones with random patches of different paint combinations all over it, seriously, that thing is either some kind of frankenstein, made from 4 different cars, or someone really did goofy stuff to it back in the day :shock:

One day the right 2 seater will pop up :D Till then, I'll just remove the rear seats from mine hahahaha.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby yugyug » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:55 pm

harro thanks for posting those catalogs. Interesting to see differences between the different models. Biopace on the cheaper ones!

Irritating that the paintjob on the 92 ninja is much cooler than my recently purchased 89 ninja :evil:
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby jimred07 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:57 pm

Hi there, first post so go easy! I snagged this Shogun Trailbreaker 3 yesterday for $30, I need something to chase the kids on, it cost less than a tyre on my roadbike so I'm stoked.

I need to replace the BB, but I have not idea what year the bike is and what spec/type of BB to use. I think its a yr 2000 plus model, not a classic like some of the others here. It's has the oval bottom tube and suspension, looks as if the crankset is CPI, 24 speed, rear is shimano acera. I have attached pics of the bike, crank and serial number here. Can anyone shed some light please? Cheers

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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby harro101 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:32 pm

30 bucks
awsome find
looks totaly original

it's around 2002/3 model

square taper BB , looks like a cup and cone
for me, they are fully restorable, polish the cups, new balls and away you go
any shimano LP or UN series will replace
just check the spindle length
pull it out and post a pic, to be sure

i'm going to start a forum on rebuilding bottom brackets

anyway
here is my mtb 2000 cat
for all those out there
http://www.pdf-archive.com/2013/12/27/shogun-mtb-2000/

glad that they are appreciated

those early bikes had some pretty weired paint jobs
Too..... many bikes, something has to give
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby Dimitrizee » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:20 am

Just scanned the 1998 Catalogue, let me know if its ok.

http://www.pdf-archive.com/2014/01/16/s ... ogue-1998/
http://www.pdf-archive.com/2014/01/16/s ... ue-1998-1/
http://www.pdf-archive.com/2014/01/16/s ... ue-1998-2/

its in three parts, as I was scanning it in and got interrupted a couple of times hence the 3 parts. I can merge them into one PDF if needed.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby find_bruce » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:47 am

Cheers harro101 & Dimitrizee.

Dimitrizee wrote:Just scanned the 1998 Catalogue, let me know if its ok.

http://www.pdf-archive.com/2014/01/16/s ... ue-1998-2/

Looks good except for the 2nd last page which is all a bit blurry
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:26 pm

Dimitrizee wrote:Just scanned the 1998 Catalogue, let me know if its ok.

http://www.pdf-archive.com/2014/01/16/s ... ogue-1998/
http://www.pdf-archive.com/2014/01/16/s ... ue-1998-1/
http://www.pdf-archive.com/2014/01/16/s ... ue-1998-2/

its in three parts, as I was scanning it in and got interrupted a couple of times hence the 3 parts. I can merge them into one PDF if needed.


The standard of bikes is certainly not what it was in the late 80's was it.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby harro101 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:18 pm

thanx a bundle Dimitrizee.

that catalog hits the spot :D
it's got my shogun in it. burnished alloy slickrock LX
got 3 of them
now i know it's a 98 model
got a few others too.......

slowly the pieces are coming together
if you can merge it, gets them in 1 file
looks good

anybody in south eastern australia

HOT HOT HOT HOT :oops:

TOOOOO hot to ride
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby Santuri32 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:02 pm

Hi, newby here!

I recently move to my first bike friendly community and got into 80's steel mountain bikes. I like the lugged tubes and that they made these bikes to last. I recently got a Shogun Easy Street II, its a nice looking and smooth running bike. I have not found much about Shoguns, except that they were made in Japan supposedly for the USA market. Also that these were mostly road bikes, then I found your forum. The bike serial starts M5L6, so, I'm guessing its a frame build in December of 1985 (1986 model?). Component dates range from June to October 1985, so I believe are original, these are:
Shimano Deer Head Black anodized group
Araya 7XN Black anodized
Suzue Black hubs
Nitto riser bar with SR MTS-120 stem
Sugino SP KC seatpost
and Sugino No. 6 Cranks with Super Maxy arms, these I believe are not original and hence the question. Does anyone has information on this bike, was it a mountain bike? I will like to get original equipment on it if possible.

Thank you! I paste some pics when I find out how to do it :)
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:58 am

Santuri32 wrote:Hi, newby here!

I recently move to my first bike friendly community and got into 80's steel mountain bikes. I like the lugged tubes and that they made these bikes to last. I recently got a Shogun Easy Street II, its a nice looking and smooth running bike. I have not found much about Shoguns, except that they were made in Japan supposedly for the USA market. Also that these were mostly road bikes, then I found your forum. The bike serial starts M5L6, so, I'm guessing its a frame build in December of 1985 (1986 model?). Component dates range from June to October 1985, so I believe are original, these are:
Shimano Deer Head Black anodized group
Araya 7XN Black anodized
Suzue Black hubs
Nitto riser bar with SR MTS-120 stem
Sugino SP KC seatpost
and Sugino No. 6 Cranks with Super Maxy arms, these I believe are not original and hence the question. Does anyone has information on this bike, was it a mountain bike? I will like to get original equipment on it if possible.

Thank you! I paste some pics when I find out how to do it :)
Cheers!

There's some piccies I would like to see.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby Santuri32 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:06 pm

Sorry, attaching a picture seems beyond my capacities, perhaps I need to ask permissions. I tried copying and pasting, dragging but not yet sure how to do it.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby find_bruce » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:23 pm

Santuri32 wrote:Sorry, attaching a picture seems beyond my capacities, perhaps I need to ask permissions. I tried copying and pasting, dragging but not yet sure how to do it.

How to post images
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby Santuri32 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:05 am

Thank you very much find_bruce. I hope this works:

The pics are not too sharp, but are good enough to see detail.

http://s128.photobucket.com/user/Santur ... slideshow/

The bike seems similar to Miyatas Trail and Ridge Runners as well as the Stumpjumpers, perhaps done in the same factory in Japan. I will appreciate any information anyone may have on this bike, I will specially enjoy seeing a catalog [wishful thinking :)]

Thanks a bunch!
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby LugNut » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:12 pm

That's really really special. Probably the best 'proper' (meaning pre 90s for me) Vintage MTB on this forum so far. The condition is so so good, don't change a thing!

Can't comment much on your questions, except to say that Kuwahara built a lot of the early MTB frames. That one has the Shogun 'S' stamped onto the top of the seat stay, so I'd say it was probably(?) built in house by Shogun. That 1st Gen 'Stag Head' Deore XT is really cool stuff. Like!

As a side note, old mountain bikes are super rare in this condition. I've only had first hand experience with four mid to late 80s mountain bikes, and two of them were un saveable (one with a seized seat post/bent everything, the other one with a bent head tube! How do you bend a head tube! I can't even…)
The other two were in ratty non original condition.
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