Shogun Appreciation Society

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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby frailer5 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:55 pm

Hmmm.. don't want to make this a bigger deal than it is, but I think pentlandexile bid on his TI Raleigh after I'd flagged that it was (sadly for me) in Brisbane. :? Different ways to of viewing these matters, I guess. No secrets on the 'net really, anyway.
If it bothers some people, happy to pull my head in. Was looking on behalf of a mate, (see posts above). My assessment was that the info I needed was more valuable than alerting someone who may compete. Risk assessment. :lol:
Storm in a teacup, ultimately.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby curly1 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:05 pm

frailer5 wrote:Sure is easy on the eye.. What is the running gear, front'n'back? And...vintage late-80s?

Its got Shimano RSX 7 speed that seems to work okay. Not sure of the build date though.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby Stuey » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:48 pm

rkelsen wrote:
Stuey wrote:Not sure if you're aware, but it's meant to be poor form to keep posting eBay auctions on forums which can white-ant those that make an effort to scour eBay for that special bike, just to have it brought to the attention of a larger audience who might just bid the price up.

Really? People believe this? Do you honestly think that someone looking for a Shogun bike at the same time as you wouldn't have found its listing on ebay too?

Posting ebay links isn't against forum rules. People need to get over themselves. Complaining about stuff like this is just petty.


Yes, people believe this. You will note the language I used, they aren't my thoughts, although it sort of made sense to me when pointed out. I got bollocked in another forum for this (not a bike forum). Maybe no-one here is bothered. I honestly don't care. I'd never bid on eBay bikes anyway; I'd only ever Buy it Now with bikes as in normal auctions everyone's more likely to bid more than ol' Tightarse Stuey, and on eBay most bikes I like go for more than I reckon they're worth.

Besides, I'm in WA - nothing ever comes up in WA. :lol:

Sorry Frailer; continue on as you were old boy! :wink: I do apologise, I didn't mean to make you feel bad, I just didn't want you getting the serve I once got.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby frailer5 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:09 am

Stuey wrote:
Sorry Frailer; continue on as you were old boy! :wink:


Whoa... now I'm really offended. :lol: Movin' right along. :)
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby rkelsen » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:59 am

Stuey wrote:I got bollocked in another forum for this (not a bike forum).

That certainly explains your post. But if it happened to me, I'd bid it up just to pee 'em off even more.
Stuey wrote:and on eBay most bikes I like go for more than I reckon they're worth.

No disagreement here. There is no shortage of con artists on there either. ;)
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby Stuey » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:32 am

Yeah, I just pointed out yesterday to the seller that some drop bars advertised on eBay as 'alloy bars and alloy stem' were those steel ones with the alloy sleeve. I sent a message saying (exactly this) "Mate those bars are steel...". They sold before the seller replied to me, 'Yep, with an alloy centre'. I suspect the buyer would not be happy. The seller had 100% positive feedback, though...
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby frailer5 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:26 pm

I believe the expression is caveat emptor. Hasten to add... I'm NOT a lawyer. :P
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looking for opinions on my current build

Postby stnfldr » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:02 pm

I am working on this Shogun mixte, looking for opinions. I was thinking white cables, and downtube shifters? but I have lots of other parts in the spares box.

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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby mark field » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:08 am

im a fan of the cables that have the clear cover, (check out my Shoguns on this thread) the silver colour seems to go well with anything and i think would look especially nice with the blue. and what's that ya got in the box there ?
steel is the real deal.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby stnfldr » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:19 pm

Yeah, I think I might go with the old school looking cables. The saddle and bars sort of looked good..... but I think I'll put some silver ladies 'W' handlebars on and a honey colour saddle.

In the box..... It's a bike silly. lol.

Thanks for your opinions
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby jap-sai » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:18 pm

Is this Katana worth buying? guys asking $60 but his open to offers...(have never owned a shogun)
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What would the specs be? assuming its completely original?
Thx in advance.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby rkelsen » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:14 pm

$60 is a good price. Offer him $40 and meet somewhere in the middle.

It should have Shimano 400ex gears and Exage brakes and hubs.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby jap-sai » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:06 am

Found out the frame size was too small for me, otherwise I would have definetly bought it.
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Samurai

Postby spewyewi » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:45 pm

Hi
I have a Shogun Samurai frame with headset/BB/stem/seatpost..all original.
Tange Infinity tubes..not sure of the year but it was kitted out in full 7 speed RX100.
Does anyone want first dibs before I stick it on Ebay???
I have the RX100 derailleurs/downtube shifters and brake calipers as well if interested.
Apologies if this is braking any rules of trading access.
Sorry should add, is silver with white lettering...Top tube is 54/55 cm down tube is 56/57 and it is in Sydney.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby googes1 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:46 pm

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My Shogun 600. I dated it to around 1983.
Non Index shimano 12 speed.
SR Cranks.
Picked it up for $64 and replaced the seat, Bar Tape, Cables, Outers and Tires.
Also Had some cinelli bars and stem lying around so put them on.
All up about $200, but worth it; rides awesome.

Sorry about the hazy picture
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby slidetaker » Thu May 31, 2012 3:18 pm

Hi Shogunners,
Just in time to save this metro from scraps metal.
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Shogun Metro SE, tig-welded cromo, so may be 90s??
8 speeds with single-side Huret friction shifter on Sugino 52T crank

New wheels, cassettes, chain, brake pads, bullhorn, seatpost and other small bits....all up around $350....

Really happy with the ride quality even on 23mm with 110psi/120psi...may be because the geometry is slack to start with????
I should have go for a narrower bullhorn, 38cm instead of 40cm, oh well....
may be side-pull brakes as upgrade in the future???
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby Stuey » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:54 pm

I like ^^^^.

Rather amusing Gumtree listing...

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/carramar ... 1003420253
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby frailer5 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:31 am

Stuey wrote:I like ^^^^.

Rather amusing Gumtree listing...

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/carramar ... 1003420253


Maybe his 1st marriage still haunts him. :lol:
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Just found a Shogun Selectra in the trash

Postby marlin1893 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:38 am

talstails wrote:Hi, how are we all?

I have a Shogun Selectra in yellow with Sakae RT cranks. I'm just wondering if anyone knows the year of it please and how much it is worth selling for?

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Serial is TCO 900564.

Thanks. Have a safe Easter.

Was wondering just rescued a teal blue Selectra from neighbors trash found it while riding my GT GTR series 2 so I rode home and got it with the car. Did they come with 105 brakes it also has a profile bar and relocated shifters. Just rescued a 1992 Paramount for my son so not sure what to do with this one?
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby stnfldr » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:26 pm

It's taken along time, but I finally got around to building the Shogun back up. A friend asked me if I had any 57cm frames so I had a look and showed him the ones I had and he picked the Samurai. The colour scheme is based on the classic Ford GT40. I think it looks ace.

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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:36 pm

Kinda Gaudy at first glance with the contrasts, but it grows on ya. Love those stays.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:27 pm

RDO today, and on return from shopping spied a hard rubbish pile 6 doors down on the opposite side at the recently sold house.
Yielded this

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Dura ace on this rim
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All there bar the seat and post. Tiagra/105 9 speed blend.

:P Pretty chuffed.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby LG » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:51 pm

Why on earth would you toss that? Not a bad score for the price...
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:07 pm

LG wrote:Why on earth would you toss that? Not a bad score for the price...


Dunno, went back later when a car was in the drive and enquired/confirmed it was hard rubbish, and was told "go for it, take whatever you like".

Cheers, was my reply.
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Re: Shogun Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:23 pm

awesome work dave! nice mavic rim too. got the pair?
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