Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
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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.
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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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.
i'd wager that it's more comfortable than the raceline - my old raceline was a teeth-rattler.
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)
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.
what size are you looking for? 56cm st c-c?
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