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Old 07-09-14, 11:12 AM   #1
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Shogun 1000....good bike?

In my search for a new bike, I had a Shogun 1000 offered to me. It is a 54 cm with 7 spd bar end shifters. From what I have gathered, they were a Japanese manufacturer that were around until the early 90s or so. Are these bikes of any quality? Are they good riding bikes? I have had bar end shifters before and like them.
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Old 07-09-14, 11:45 AM   #2
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Not sure about the specific bike, but the Japanese bikes made in the late 80's, early 90's tend to be pretty good bikes. If it is offered, go ride it and try it out! Barcons also indicate a decent bike...
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Old 07-09-14, 11:52 AM   #3
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Very decent bike, depending on the price. It should have Shimano 600 Arabesque on it and Tange 2 tubing.
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Old 07-09-14, 12:04 PM   #4
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I had a silver/blue one from new, sold it and still regret that decision to this day....so yes, worthy
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Old 07-09-14, 12:11 PM   #5
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I can potentially get it for $250. It has Nitto bars and Nitto Technomic stem. Also a big ring was just added. From what the owner told me, he bought the bike from a shop and built it up. It has 105 Components also.

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Old 07-09-14, 12:11 PM   #6
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Yes, Shoguns are sho-fun. A buddy has two (neither being a 1000). If it fits and the price is right proceed with confidence.
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Nice bike, offered at FMV.
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I've had several Shoguns - a 300, a 500, a 1000, and a 2000. The 2000 was a superb touring model, and the 1000 a nice sports touring model. If it fits and is in good repair, make an offer. I'm not sure where you're at, but around here $250 is high for that bike, but that's mostly because no one in the Midwest has heard of Shogun.
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I'm located in southeastern Pennsylvania.
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I agree with posts about, though cant comment on price. I am currently rebuilding a Shogun 1500 touring bike for a friend, and even in the neglected shape it was in when I bought it, it was a nice ride. So nice, I debated whether to keep it and find my friend another tourer. He's lucky this one s a little big for me. But yes, well made and nice bike.
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I am glad to see good feedback about the Shogun 1k. I am going to look at a newer bike tonight. If this one doesn't pan out, I am strongly going to consider the Shogun then. Keep the insight coming!
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A couple summers ago there was a guy in town giving the bike flipping gig a whirl. One day I noticed something different...a Shogun 1000. I stopped to look at it. Good condition and 150.00 tag. Our area is very soft in this market so he kept it for a while.
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A couple summers ago there was a guy in town giving the bike flipping gig a whirl. One day I noticed something different...a Shogun 1000. I stopped to look at it. Good condition and 150.00 tag. Our area is very soft in this market so he kept it for a while.
Oh yeah, like a black PX-10 I saw listed in Northern MI for over $400. Yikes, that's more than the Detroit area!
Good luck with it!
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Oh yeah, like a black PX-10 I saw listed in Northern MI for over $400. Yikes, that's more than the Detroit area!
Good luck with it!
I listed that in GR, he's already been asked what his lowest is on the bike.
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The Shogun had potential but I brought home a late 90's Bianchi Volpe road bike with full campy earlier tonight.
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