Tangaloy complete bike - is it worth resurrecting?

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Tangaloy complete bike - is it worth resurrecting?

Postby Sharpie » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:32 am

I was looking a new single speeder project and have been on the look out for a suitable frame.

On a visit to my folks place the other night, I noticed one of my first racing bikes still there. It is a Tangaloy frame and I couldn;t get close enough to have a look at the components but they looked like generic Shimano. I couldn't see a brand on the frame.

What does everyone think about Tangaloy frames. It looked quiet nice with its lugs and round tubing.

Is this my start of a single speeder?
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by BNA » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 am

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Postby MountGower » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 am

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Postby Sharpie » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:05 am

Thanks MG.

I have had a closer look at the frame and it is an older Shogun.

I have a set of Campag Sidney wheels that I will convert to single speed and away we go.

I will have to post some pics as it develops.

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Postby 531db » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:08 am

Probably a Shogun selectra then. (I recall the heiracy of Shoguns being Ninja, Samauri, Katana, Selectra).

Tangaloy is probably another name for Tange Mangaloy tubing, a manganese alloy steel, considered to be below 4130 chrome moly in the heiracy of steels but above 'ordinary' high tensile.

Manganese alloy steel shoulkd not be confused with manganese molybdeum steel (eg Reynolds 531, 753) which is considered even better than chrome moly.
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