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    Shogun bicycles.

    I'm looking for an 80's lugged steel frame, horizontal dropouts for a fixie project, and i've come across this Shogun sold locally on Craigslist. It looks like a nice bike- good paint and workmansip- typical 1980s Japanese quality stuff. Based on the name I assumed it to be a Japanese bike. But my research on Wickipedia associates Shogun with a British manufacturer, which doesn't exactly inspire my confidence. So what's the deal, are these bikes any good? Are they up to Fuji/Miyata/Panasonic/Nishiki quality? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Shogun was a Japanese made bike...The newer bikes on the internet have no relationship with the Shogun of old..

    I've had a couple and they are very nice...on par with similar models from other Japanese manufactures of the era..

    If my memory serves me correctly, it was a guy in Southern California that came up with the brand Shogun. Shogun was a marketing company much like Specialized.. He had the frames built in Japan, probably by one of the big companies.
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    Thanks.

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    "I think you need bigger tires, I guess roadies like that vibration in their ass"
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    My friend has one with Shimano 600 arabesque on it. Nice looking bike.

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    I have a Japanese built Shogun bike that I bought new in 1990. It was my first race bike and I am really glad I have held on to it. Link attached if you are interested

    1990 Shogun Ninja

    Like Dave said, I think the 'brand' is no longer Japanese, so not sure what they are now, but in the 80s a lot of the top end stuff was built with Tange No 1 and Tange Prestige tubing.

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    Old Shogun kicks Classic Raleigh


    I leave this bike at work and ride at lunch and for some short work commutes between office buildings and labs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Sugar
    I'm looking for an 80's lugged steel frame, horizontal dropouts for a fixie project, and i've come across this Shogun sold locally on Craigslist.
    Is this the bike: http://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/1534743328.html

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    Worlds Only Known Shogun 1500 - $3000 (SEVEN HILLS)


    Date: 2010-01-02, 9:10PM EST
    Reply to: sale-hz86p-1534743328@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


    Worlds only known example of a Shogun 1500 custom 18 speed road bike


    Bike dates from early 1980's possibly 1983


    Bike is in museum quality condition


    Frame is CroMoly Tange Industry No#2 Champion Double Butted


    Stand over height is 35 inches


    Center bottom bracket to top of seat tube is 25 inches


    Seat post is micro adjust, fluted SR Laprade


    Seat is Kashimax F1


    Cranks are Sakae SR 170


    Pedals are KKT PRO VIC II


    Drop bar is Sakae SR Custom Road Champion


    Down Tube Suicide Shifters are Shimano Z401


    Brake levers are Shimano BL-Z304


    Triple front chain ring gears 52/42/32


    Front chain ring Derailure is Shimano Elk Head FD-M700


    Rear Derailure is Shimano Elk Head RD-M700 long cage


    Front hub is SUZUE Sealed Bearing 3-K


    Front Rim is 36 spoke, 27 X 1 1/4 ARAYA


    Rear Hub is a SUZUE Sealed Bearing 3-J with 6 sprocket cassette & laced to a ARAYA 27 X 1 1/4 Rim via 40 spokes


    Brakes are BR-MC70 HK on front and rear


    SACHS HURET German Odometer


    Bottle cage & Bottle


    Under Seat Rhode Gear bag


    Front Kirtland Tour Pac


    Rear Rack with mounted Rhode Gear Panniers


    Brake Line mounted convex Mirror


    Really too much other stuff to list....really I'M SERIOUS....Only those who show up in person will see all the extras.


    I will not even bother loading pics....no person on earth would even think of this purchase without viewing in person.


    Do you want a RARE bike ? One of a kind ? In Museum Quality condition ?


    If your just a poser, want it and cannot afford it, jealous someone else is going to get it, don't even bother responding.


    Don't tell me "I'M an expert and that bike isn't worth that much"....Unless you can produce EVEN A PICTURE OF ONE.


    Bottom line is....this bike IS THE WORLDS ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE of a Shogun 1500 18 speed Road Bike


    216-447-0081
    • Location: SEVEN HILLS
    • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests





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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1
    He's either delusional or he put an extra zero in the starting price. Even if it was the world's only known Shogun 1500, a midrange importer-labeled Japanese touring bike carries no collector premium. He also doesn't know what a suicide shifter is, indicating that he has no knowledge of classic bikes.
    Last edited by Reynolds531; 01-03-2010 at 06:41 AM.
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