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Old 03-04-19, 10:55 PM
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Shogun 600

​​​​​​The street I live on is having a block-wide Garage Sale this weekend. I am thinking of selling my vintage Shogun 600 road bike. I bought it new in ... ~1985. It has stock equipment except for the seat and front wheel (Campagnolo front wheel hub with rusty skewer). Can you experts give me estimate on what the bike is worth? Here are some photos:







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The subject bicycle is a 1984 model manufactured by Mikki of Japan. The rerplacement fornt wheel and fact that it is centred within the forks would cause me to suspect that the front wheel may have been replaced due to a crash. It's unfortunate that the rims are older 27" style, as opposed to 700C. The paint looks good but most of steel fittings show rust and the cables appear corroded, so I assume it hasn't been recently overhauled. It's a nice enough low mid-range, mid-1980s bicycle but nothing special. I'd ask $150 and be happy with $125.
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At a garage sale, it's worth $100 or less.

Change the bar tape to blue, black, or silver. Replace the cables. Wait until early June. And sell it for $3-400 on craigs in a big market. Do the hubs and rims match? Bonus!

And drop that skewer lever in some naval jelly for 10 minutes.

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Really nice bike add a 1mm washer to each side of the axel and the front wheel should sort out strait. As for value I would put it $125 as garage sale and $200-250 on CL with the front wheel sorted in a month or so during peak bike season.
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Someone knowledgeable about old Japanese steel bikes might give you $200 for it. But, not too many of those people are around. At a yard sale it would probably sell for $100. Good size for a small to medium size rider.
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I've got to keep this Shogun 600 alive on the blog for awhile. These 80's era Japanese bikes are such fantastic deals. Super good values. And, while everybody is trying to keep their Italian Colnagos and American Paramounts pure and original. You can take these old Japanese bikes and do whatever you want and nobody cares. Slap some brifters on it. Bolt on whatever parts make you happy. No worries. No cares. Fix it up and ride it for the next ten years. It will probably last a lifetime. Be good. Have fun.
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