Southpaw Boston used a Shogun 1500 for his 650B conversion. Is the 1000 similar to the 1500 in anyway?
Anyway, he had canti bosses moved (or added?) Lower for the new wheel size. It's one of my all time favorites on the forum. A really well thought out bike.
Here is his thread:
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I've done one 650B conversion, and I used these guidelines for the key measurements (brake reach, bottom bracket height, clearance between chainstays and fork blades, etc.):
Another useful bit of info is that tire height above the rim is about equal to the tire's width. That will help you get an idea of what size tire will fit underneath the fork crown and rear brake bridge, and how much room you'll have for fenders.
I can't see the brake mounting for that frame. Tektro makes a long-reach brakeset, in both a recessed and a nutted mount version, that is popular for 650B conversions.
That's all just general advice. I'm sure some folks will weigh in with their advice based on the geometry of that particular frame.
Sounds interesting I am doodling in head with a 650b idea involving a 3spd IGH with 8spd cassette to therefore eliminate the FD. The link thoughtly provided by MKeller is very helpful indeed. I thought I was getting a smaller wheel and would need to use maybe a 48, 50T or bigger ring to compensate for the smaller tire.
The big question is.... would a 650B bike really feel much different than my '89 Equinox cross bike with 700x32 Pesela tires on it?
Oh sorry to hijack your thread, this is a good looking Shogun but I don't see the 'bad paint'.
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
Shogun's touring models were, I believe, the 1500 and 2000, the 2000 being the higher end. Both used Tange 2 tube sets, which are thicker for touring, but still double butted chromoly. I might imagine the 1000 having Tange 1 tubing, which was thinner. Should be a nice frame!
Geometry-wise, I have no idea how the 1000 compares with the 1500.
Keep us posted! Could be a very interesting conversion. And +1 to using bikeman's guide for 650B conversions. All good info.
wow. moar pix pls.
He's got an entire flickr set... just click on his photo and it will bring you to it.
FatSwede, that is one fantastic looking conversion! You've done a great job! How does it ride?
The one thing that I have left is to put front and rear lights on it. I've ordered one of the new Busch and Muller Luxos U lights from my LBS. They are supposed to arrive in a couple of weeks. I would also like to get some Carradice bags to put on it.
I am inspired to do similar with my shogun 1000 - but without frame mods. How does it ride? Iam concerned toe overlap it has will still be there and be unforgivable on a more utilitarian ride. I guess short wheelbase would be a good excuse to buy a low-trail fork.