Shogun on the way

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Shogun on the way

Postby old al » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:45 pm

Picture of frame I bought from LG down in Tassie. Then 3 pictures of the way it is now. Not completely finished, colour combos are a bit out but I used only bits I already had in the shed or on other bikes. Not too shabby. Rides beautiful, rear derailleur is 105, front old Dura-Ace, Wheels old Campag, Shifters shimano 7 speed idexed.

Weighs 10kg as you see it and rides like a magic carpet.

Pics taken with my mobile 2 megapixel camera. Not very good sorry!

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Re: Shogun on the way

Postby frailer5 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:52 pm

old al wrote:Pics taken with my mobile 2 megapixel camera. Not very good sorry!


Just as well the weren't 4MP+, I'd have shed quiet tears. Very nice. Maybe it's my age, but something like that is a moving work of art. Nearly all $1K+ carbon bikes I'm totally indifferent to. Plastic bling.
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Re: Shogun on the way

Postby hitchhiker » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:01 pm

looking good

Well done!
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Re: Shogun on the way

Postby LG » Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:26 pm

Can I have it back now please?

Bloody good job Al!
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Re: Shogun on the way

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:07 pm

Tastefully done Al, give yourself a huge pat on the back.

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Re: Shogun on the way

Postby munga » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:13 pm

nice work, al!

here's a pic from when i owned it a few years back:

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Re: Shogun on the way

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:36 pm

Well done OA, I really dig this. Where'd ya get the decals?
Only improvement would be a DT to brifters upgrade for the convenience.
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Re: Shogun on the way

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:47 pm

munga wrote:here's a pic from when i owned it a few years back:

Mungs, did you forgoe your usual stackhat and wear a raspberry beret whilst riding it in that incartion?
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Re: Shogun on the way

Postby old al » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:38 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:Well done OA, I really dig this. Where'd ya get the decals?
Only improvement would be a DT to brifters upgrade for the convenience.


Decals from this mob. http://www.vcgraphix.com/en/store/detai ... &invID=368

I think brifters would spoil the bike. The downtube index shifters shift perfectly every time.

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Re: Shogun on the way

Postby brasstinman » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:54 pm

Nice work, and 10kg! Give me a steel roadie any day! :)
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Re: Shogun on the way

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:14 pm

old al wrote:
BRLVR.v2 wrote:Well done OA, I really dig this. Where'd ya get the decals?
Only improvement would be a DT to brifters upgrade for the convenience.




I think brifters would spoil the bike. The downtube index shifters shift perfectly every time.

Al.


Furry Muff :wink: . I can't get my head around going back to DT's and having to reach all the way down to change gears,after evolving to brifters. Retro steel frames with modern running gear is a best of both worlds scenario for me.
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Re: Shogun on the way

Postby munga » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:38 am

HappyHumber wrote:
munga wrote:here's a pic from when i owned it a few years back:

Mungs, did you forgoe your usual stackhat and wear a raspberry beret whilst riding it in that incartion?


no, i sold the groupset, kept the wheels, and swapped the frame for something smaller with LG :D
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Re: Shogun on the way

Postby frailer5 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:02 am

BRLVR.v2 wrote:
Furry Muff :wink: . I can't get my head around going back to DT's and having to reach all the way down to change gears,after evolving to brifters. Retro steel frames with modern running gear is a best of both worlds scenario for me.


Was thinking about this while out this morning. Tested it, sorta. Your arm swings in an arc from the brakes to the DT levers. I'm just so used to it over the years, took a while to get used to STI. About to be delivered, an early 80s (I think) with DT shifters. The Reno has STI. Now that'll be confusing. [oldandbewildered]
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