Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
here's my shogie bear
tange 2 samurai. replacing my late raleigh as general hack, while i wait on parts/motivation/inspiration to finish something else.
beaut little frame - i'll take some better pics soon and post them up.
I'm very pleased to see there is a Shogun appreciation society!!
I had a Shogun mountain bike when I was young and it never let me down,
I now have what I think is an '89 Ninja, and a '95 Trail Breaker 3,
Further I recently purchased a 1990 ( I think) Katana for my Girlfriend as a project.
See pics, I'm really getting into learning about these bikes, I really like my Ninja!
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the Katana appears to have all it's orginal parts, including seat and Araya wheels,
I have the handle bars and levers off my ninja, I'm keeping an eye out for other original parts for it...
cheers, guys. rides very nicely, but i do miss my old raleigh
if anyone is interested in the frameset, i'm ready to sell.
A very nice 'stable' there, healsmeals.
Ever noticed how quiet steel bikes are?
I want to make my shogun selectra like this, did you have to file down your fork dropouts X-Infinity??
I was involved in starting this thread, my bike is on one of the first pages. I've raced her at Muzz, Nundah, ridden her everywhere, hasn't missed a beat. However finally, the stem cracked through right about the steerer. Can someone help me please as to what size it is, 1" or 1 1/8?
Recommendations for replacement? Not real keen on another old 2nd's quill, as it was a pretty catastrophic failure and I was lucky get away with a small acco'
Looking at Deda murex stem unless there are some better suggestions.
1" quill stem. check the length you need (not the height, but the length of the horizontal section - probably 100mm)
no reason not to trust an alloy quill stem, they've been working for donkeys years. you just had some bad luck.
also check the bar clamp diameter. probably 25.4mm if you're using the original bar and stem.
if you upgrade, you might need different bars.
if you want to go to a threadless 1 1/8" stem like the new bikes, you can get an adaptor for $20-$40. ugly as a hatful, but cheap, easy to change stems if you want to try a different length, and a removable face plate to change bars without removing levers and tape. i can see the technical attraction. still wouldn't do it.
It looks like a storm trooper!
Heres my 1980s Shogun selectra i bought for $10, i made it a single/fixed project because there were no brakes to start with and the frame was scratched/rusted up
new wheelset $80
new chain $10
new seat $20
I will probably get a new classic quill stem though
Newly acquired 1993 Shogun Metro SE from Brett.Hooker(BNA) after a red hot tip from Dan(Digger) late last wed. night.
Had it in my possession at 7.30 the next morning.
Brett had the bike spec'ed with drops when he purchased it, and its in remarkable condition. 7speed pod shifters on the bars work very well.
Since then, ive replaced saddle with an old Brooks Competition, put the larger 40mm CX tyres (also supplied by Brett), an angled stem,
red bar tape to match the funky red Trek rack and some very grippy pads.
I dont have scales, but the weight isnt so bad, quite good in fact, and gets along nicely. But ive come off a long period of commuting with the Big Dummy, so
the shogun is lightweight.
From here, its a set of Mudgaurds, maybe an upgrade to Ortlieb panniers, more commuting, wet weather rides, and perhaps some touring when the sciatica clears....
Thanks again Brett, great to meet you, and to Dan the BikeBroker
That is absolutely fantastic...
And puts a tear in my eye. I loved that bike. I rode it from Brisbane to Rockhampton in 1993, took it to Silicon Valley with me and commuted to Oracle HQ on it, and then freshened it all up to help me find my way back to health 18 months ago...
Thanks mate, it is heartening to see someone love it as much as I did!!!
i've jsut recently join up whilst searching for info on the Shogun Selectra. First time ever restoring a bike and very keen for the challenge.
Just wondering a few things abouth them;
Is the Selectra a good model? This one is Black with Blue and White detailing, also has the Tangalloy forks, and i think Shimano Exgae breaks.
I found this thing just before the floods hit Brissy back in 2011 and have had it sitting there as a project waiting to be started. Since becoming more and more addicted to cycling this desire to restore the thing has grown.The frame looks to be in good nick, have got both wheels off with the plan to clean them up, polish etc. Then its onto the Crank set, breaks etc etc.
I need to get hold of some bearings to replace the once in both front and rear hubs. Are these easy to get hold of
Is there workshop manual available these bikes?
Any advice, suggestions or tips most welcome because i havent really got a clue as to what i'm doing this stage, just pulling it apart and cleaning/ polishing maddly. Suggest when it comes time to reassemble the fun will start.
good bike, but not their best. i think it goes:
scroll back through the thread, and you'll find some info on the different models.
use the date codes on the shimano components to find a close year for your bike.
In 1993 I scrapped together all my pennies & bought a Avanti Kona for $1,389 - it was nothing particularly special - 7005 Alu frame, steel fork, shimano 105 sc components, 7 speed, down tube shifters. Sadly the seat tube cracked. Fortunately I managed to get a replacement frame off these forums, thanks Andy, so my alu Avanti is now a cro molly Shogun. Managed to find some time to re-assemble it & take it for a quick test ride
Still a bit to do to make it presentable, first up getting a barrel adjuster for the rear derailleur, the correct shape shift lever bosses & seat clamp bolt. But hey its out of the shed & back on the road.
I was going to buy a fast, stylish bike, but I looked in the mirror & thought "you're not fooling anyone, you know"
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