Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
Here is my bike I picked up from a friend for $70
Will upgrade the brakes, tyres, bar tape and put some mud guards on them for some nice commuting.
don't know the exact year but seems relatively 90s as the frame doesnt have a nice "shogun" tag like the jap made frames
CrMo blades - Templite Ultra(?)
running a perfect set of exage 300, Deep V wheels.
Seems like a pretty bad deal for your friend
Had to clean it for a few hours, and touch up paint with some nail polish too.. Just didn't take the before photos
I put a new seat, new pedals on it as the one on it was a ripped up tioga and pedals were as good as dead.
The brakes were glazed and tyres too hence the reason for the upgrades to come.
Other than that all the mechanics were solid.
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Almost the same vintage as my Shogun commuter. I have the same Templite Ultra tubing - my guess is that it is a double butted
cro-mo. That frame is huge though They are nice enough to ride though.
Your friend should enjoy it
Just joined, so better add to the Shogun Appreciation thread... since I've been riding them from my teens till now (approx 25 years...)
Trail Breaker 2 (88 model)
Trail Breaker 3 (88 model Still in WA for the moment)
Another Trail Breaker 2 91? model at work for lunches runs etc..
Prairie Breaker Pro (91 model) That still needs some Deore Parts to complete.
And still on the hunt for that elusive 88 model Prairie Breaker Team Issue (if anyone has one of those red/black/white and chrome jobbies...pleeeeease let me know!)
Both of the Trail Breakers from 88 have the rear brake behind the bottom bracket and reason for chasing that first one was, I bought it new back then only to have it stolen not long after...now I have another chance to enjoy it!
Also, has anyone got any catalogue scans from around 88-90? I dropped into Bikecorp not long ago (they no longer handle the Shogun brand) and asked for any old catalogues; the kind lady there only had some from about 1998 to 2001/2 which she gave me. So if anyone needs some scans from then, I can gladly scan.
i bought another shogun this week. no pics yet, but it's a little tange 2 samurai with that funky wishbone seatstay arrangement.
looks like stnfldr's:
I like that, for some reason I'm developing a strange attraction to wishbone stays....
Looks a little big for you mate, but thankfully I should be able to fit on in just fine. That's what mates are for, right?
Thanks for all the advice Munga! I managed to remove the brifters and gave them a good clean out with the WD40 and lubed up again with lanolin and they work perfectly now. I didn't buy the 600 cranks and ended up picking up a nice light frame of unknown origin that had a Shimano 105 BB and crankset. The guys at Cheeky Transport swapped these across to the Shogun and I've now got another project to work on - I'll use the frame to build a nice, lightweight singlespeed.
I've also replaced the bars, brake and gear cables and the bar tape. The tyres and brake pads were replaced when I first picked up the bike ($45 at a garage sale). The rear hub needs replacing and the front is average, so I'm keeping an eye out for a suitable wheelset. The front fork is a bit wonky though - the front wheel is offset to the left by a cm or so - doesn't seem to affect the ride too much but it looks odd when you're looking down at the wheel while riding!
Here is the finished (but not polished) product:
Ohhh. That one. Sorry buddy, I can't help you there. It's way too small for me. You'll have to find someone else to ride it for you...............
My first time here so bear with me.
I own an 80's shogun samurai in original pink white and blue. All original 105 bio pace comp. I saved for a year as a teenager to buy this bike new at around $1000 . Turns heads and gets lots of questions when I ride it. Very good condition.
Ill post a pic if I can work out how.
Is it collectable, is it worth anything? Was the samurai the top of the line model?
How do I upload a pic???
I've got a similar wishbone celeste beau way to small for me as well , about a 54cm. Seem like nice bikes.
LG = Low Gear
To post pics, read here viewtopic.php?f=6&t=23303
Is it collectable - probably not collectable in the 'straight to the pool room' sense, but would be a great retro ride. Might be a few reading here who are specifically into 80s shoguns.
Is it worth anything - probably a couple hundred bucks or so if it's in good nick.
Shogun models - pages 3 & 4 of this topic have some model details.
Look forward to seeing your photos Nick.
LG = Low Gear
I've got the exact same bike Nick. Full 105 triple triangle pink white and blue, infinity frame with araya rims will get some pics up tomorrow...
On a side note how is this still for sale http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/morayfie ... 1010077320 wish I was in brissy been looking for one of these or the hot pink one...
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