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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:28 am 
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Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Recently picked this up from a mate, wanted one for a fair while.
It's the 1990 Team Issue, frame is Tange Prestige, build is full XT with M-091 STI, Strong seatpost, RM17 Arayas and Tioga Avenger fork/Avenger OS headset/T-Bone Prestige OS/Prestige bar/Biogrip Pro (Shogun was a house brand in the same stable as Tioga).
Came without tyres so I stuck on some mint Specialized Storm Controls I had stashed away, will probably get it some Timbuk2s as the Tioga Dawgs originally specced are both hard to get and crap.
Original Turbo Special saddle was AWOL, had been swapped with a lycra covered Vetta Gel sometime but I have stuck a Super Turbo on it. Apart from the tyres, grips and saddle it's pretty much as delivered and the newest part appears to be the 1992 stamped cassette.

The paint is very tired with lots of spidering and rub through but this is a rider; I'm just going to give it a bit of a cut back and wax to keep the rust from oxidising much further. I don't mind the patina. I've not cleaned it yet, just gotten it rideable.
Ride is very upright with a high feeling BB but quite comfortable and sharp handling. It's very easy to wheelie, bunnyhop etc; it is fun!

It's funny how everyone seems to have a story about these but there's so few that seem to have have survived. Very nicely built frame.

Image1990 Shogun Prairie Breaker Team Issue by floody31, on Flickr

Image1990 Shogun Prairie Breaker Team Issue by floody31, on Flickr

Image1990 Shogun Prairie Breaker Team Issue by floody31, on Flickr

Image1990 Shogun Prairie Breaker Team Issue by floody31, on Flickr

Image1990 Shogun Prairie Breaker Team Issue by floody31, on Flickr

Image1990 Shogun Prairie Breaker Team Issue by floody31, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:36 am 
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That's really nice - such a great paint job. I can see why you're happy with it. :D

And I now know a little more than I did about Shoguns (I'd never heard of them until I moved to Aus).

BTW, if you ever want to remove the rust get yourself down to a pool shop and get some Citra-Clean. Dissolve it in water (1 part to 10 parts water) put your frame in it and leave it for 24 - 36 hours depending on how bad the rust is. Give it a wipe with an old washing-up scourer and the rust comes right off. (I also dunk my frames into an alkaline solution, just to neutralise the citric acid).


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:21 am 
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That's a lovely looking bike!
I remember Shogun aluminium road frames from the mid nineties but not sure if it's the same company.
Would be a nightmare to get a respray like that I imagine so preserving the original sounds like the best option.
Have fun on it ! 8)

Mike


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:00 pm 
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love it, love the colour scheme, love the whole Tioga everything


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:53 pm 
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Saw this and thought of this bike, such a cool bike, and got my vote so far i think... 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:14 pm 
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Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Is this Floody or was it bought off Floody? I drooled over this bike and nearly every other bike Floody touched when it was posted on a car forum years ago. Super cool bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:37 pm 
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Nice bike. We didn't see too many Shogun's around here, but there were a few. I remember them using triple triangle frames like GT. Obviously that one isn't one. Maybe they started that later.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:02 pm 
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dirttorpedo wrote:
Nice bike. We didn't see too many Shogun's around here, but there were a few. I remember them using triple triangle frames like GT. Obviously that one isn't one. Maybe they started that later.


When Hardcore started up in Edmonton, they sold Shogun. I saw a guy two summers ago rolling around the South side on one, and I think there was one on Kijiji last summer.

Really cool bike!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:56 am 
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sinnerman wrote:
Saw this and thought of this bike, such a cool bike, and got my vote so far i think... 8)


Whoa! Thanks for posting that, super cool to see the ad! I like how no two seem to be exactly alike in the paint.

Milpool, "Well, of course I know him. He's me!" :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:08 am 
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aguycalled80 wrote:
dirttorpedo wrote:
Nice bike. We didn't see too many Shogun's around here, but there were a few. I remember them using triple triangle frames like GT. Obviously that one isn't one. Maybe they started that later.


When Hardcore started up in Edmonton, they sold Shogun. I saw a guy two summers ago rolling around the South side on one, and I think there was one on Kijiji last summer.

Really cool bike!


Cheers guys!

The triple triangle frames run up to the 1989 model year, kind of multi-colour block in '87, red/black/white/chrome in '88, black with silver splatter in '89, then in 1990 they went back to the traditional frame design. I'd REALLY like an '89 triple triangle Prairie Breaker Team Issue, they have really cool paint, like so (pic from the internet, this one was in West Australia and I juuuuuust missed out on it a few years back):
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