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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:04 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:05 pm
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Location: Scotland
I don't need another bike, but that's never stopped me getting another bike any way :lol: :facepalm:
This time it's an early 90's Shogun Trailbreaker, complete with 200GS groupset.

Despite having a few (too many :facepalm:) other bikes, I've deemed them "too nice" to use to ride to the shops/gym and leave them locked up outside :roll: the Shogun however I would not be too upset about if it went missing, and being what it is I imagine bike theives would give it a wide berth :lol:

I'll see what the tyres are like, but I'll probably fit some slick town tyres to it, fit the U-lock holder, mudguards, and that's all!

Photos below are from the seller, I'll be collecting it this weekend :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:31 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:05 pm
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Location: Scotland
Collected the bike up today and its actually as good as it looked in the photos, the seller had even pumped the tyres up for me :D

Brakes, gears, everything worked without needing any fettling at all.
The tyres are skinny 26x1.5 and although the sidewalls look a bit dry they're still serviceable.
So all I had to do was fit the mudguards, u-lock, and some lights, and it's good to go as a winter shop/gym/whatever bike.

I did weigh the bike before adding stuff to it, it weighed 31lbs, I didn't think it was possible for a basic rigid mtb to weigh that much, but there you go! I'm actually scared to know the weight with all the added extras :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:48 pm 
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Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:41 am
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Location: Ponte-Carlo
Nice!

My first MTB was the Shogun TB3 from about a year before with paint splatter finish and 400lx that went through all sorts of not vert cost effective upgrades over time.

Those decals bring back great memories.

Ace to see this.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:27 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:45 pm
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Location: Near a tree, by a river in a hole in the ground....
My first bike was a TB2 from 1992 in grey with Altus C10 components...

Ended up full XT with a Manitou 1 and decent rims.... they were fantastic frames. - sadly mine was a 21” which was way too big!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:16 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Scotland
boxxer wrote:
Ended up full XT with a Manitou 1 and decent rims.... they were fantastic frames. -


I won't be going that route with this one! (Famous last words.... :roll: ).

I did however treat the bike to a small "upgrade" today, a set of badged Reynolds 501 steel bars, to replace the rusty original erm... steel bars.... I can't tell any difference, but the new bars are less rusty, and have a Reynolds sticker on them :lol:

Also fitted the eBay Cree LED light that I've had a couple of years now, still going strong. Battery pack strapped under the top tube :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:34 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

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Location: Scotland
I think maybe it's time to replace the tyres...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:25 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:33 am
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
Just come here from the Kona thread.
So where is this now then?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:32 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

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Location: Scotland
Awaiting collection by its new owner, another bike destined for student transport duties :)


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