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shogun team issue

Postby retroboy » Thu May 23, 2013 10:50 am

I'm just wondering if a shogun team issue road bike with program 3 elan 7005 aluminium taper wall
easton tubing is worth building. I have the opportunity to obtain one, frame, forks, headset ,bb,cranks, no wheels no stem.
I'm guessing early 90's seeing it has an alloy frame, which is a dark green colour.
Sorry no pictures yet.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: shogun team issue

Postby find_bruce » Thu May 23, 2013 12:56 pm

Whether it is "worth building" is a matter entirely for you & what you want to get out of it - for example if you want a nice bike to ride will give very different considerations to if you want to sell the bike for profit.

With a 90s aluminium frame I would be checking very carefully for cracks before spending any time, effort or money on the frame, particularly headtube, seat tube, fork and bottom bracket. If those are all ok, it should be a nice ride
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Re: shogun team issue

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu May 23, 2013 10:48 pm

It will be Easton tube on 3 tubes only(seat, top and down). I've had and flipped one of these frames. OK but welds were a little agricultural. I sold it for $50.
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Re: shogun team issue

Postby retroboy » Fri May 24, 2013 8:21 am

Thanks for your replies.
What I meant by is it worth building was what sort of a ride will it be.
I'm not getting it to on sell, I was interested to hear from any Shogun
owners or former owners what the quality was like.
I have various bikes with different frame materials, so obviously all
ride slightly differently. How would it compare with e.g. an alloy Raceline
which I'm running with 9 speed 105 components.
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Re: shogun team issue

Postby morini » Fri May 24, 2013 9:06 am

You might have accidentally stumbled into a serious Shogun appreciation society on here. Hang around and follow the Shogun thread. Even I'm starting to wonder why I don't own one.
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Re: shogun team issue

Postby munga » Fri May 24, 2013 3:11 pm

i'd wager that it's more comfortable than the raceline - my old raceline was a teeth-rattler.
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Re: shogun team issue

Postby retroboy » Fri May 24, 2013 3:25 pm

Yes a bit like my 2.8 Cannondale. Great hill bike but a harsh ride over a distance.
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Re: shogun team issue

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Fri May 24, 2013 7:32 pm

Despite the Easton 3 tubes , it's really not that flash. A low end CroMo unicrown fork and threaded headset, and compare the welds with a cannondale and it's no contest. despite the team issue logo/name , I don't think any bonafide team would have ridden them. The old school steel Shoguns have more cred( the ones with lugged forks that is)
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Re: shogun team issue

Postby retroboy » Mon May 27, 2013 2:53 pm

Thanks for the advice and info. I've decided not to go ahead with the team issue frame,
the rear der. hanger was missing and are hard to get apparently and relatively expensive
and the headset was shot, so it was going to cost more than what it was worth.
I think I'll see if I can find a ninja or samurai or Repco olympic 12 or superlite in steel instead.
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Re: shogun team issue

Postby munga » Mon May 27, 2013 3:21 pm

what size are you looking for? 56cm st c-c?
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Re: shogun team issue

Postby retroboy » Mon May 27, 2013 7:46 pm

56 c/c is perfect 55 ok 57 a bit big
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Re: shogun team issue

Postby Dan » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:15 pm

Still have the viner as a frameset ;)
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Re: shogun team issue

Postby retroboy » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:10 am

Let me know what money is involved and does it include bottom bracket and headset.
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