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Old 05-01-12, 11:12 AM   #1
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Are Shogun bikes any good?

Found this on CL and was thinking somewhere down the road to convert it to a single speed. This is also a bike i will be using to commute to work on so it must be pretty reliable. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/2961860697.html
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Old 05-01-12, 11:51 AM   #2
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this bike isn't that great, but it should suit your needs and the price is fair.

edit: i've bought some stuff from that guy before.
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Many bicycles are good, but there are, of course, different levels of good. Top of the line Shogun bicycles are highly sought after and prized collector's items. Entry level offerings are not nearly as much in demand.

For $100, however and depending on condition, the bicycle just might be worth picking up.
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http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/2895554626.html

this any better of a bike? same price.

It is already set up in single speed though which is what i intend to do with the bike.
Thanks for the info, I just wanted to be sure I wasn't buying junk.

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it is hard to tell. there is not enough detail of either bike to say which is better. the one in Inland Empire has been hacked into a Fixie POS so if that is what your looking for go for it.
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the one in Inland Empire has been hacked into a Fixie POS so if that is what your looking for go for it.
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I've had several Shoguns, some have been fairly entry level - a model 300, for instance, was pretty basic. I converted it to a three-speed, drop bar randonneuse-ish neighborhood rider. I also have a Shogun 2000 which is an entirely different story altogether: very nice touring bike with all the bells and whistles. As already stated above, a wide range of models and quality.
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Go take the fixie for a spin and see how it fits and rides. For 100 bones , you really can't go wrong.
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The sticker on the downtube indicates the frame is made with Tange #5 straight-gauge chromoly tubing. Could be worse, but it's not the lightest, either. That bike is a couple of steps up from the bottom, about lower mid-range.
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