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Old 10-19-12, 11:08 AM
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Break-even Shogun

After parting with a couple of Ben Franks a few weeks back for a Lotus Classique I had sworn off acquiring bikes for a while, but free is free. A coworker was moving and she asked if I wanted her ex-husbands old bike hanging in the rafters of her garage. Here it is just as I got it, 15 years of dust and all:





Light Action drivetrain. Even has the indexed FD and shifter:



Frame is DB Tange Infinity. Paint is in real good shape. Overall, it reminds me a lot of my old Miyata 312 of about the same vintage. Same cranks, drivetrain, brake calipers, and levers. I won't even have to scrounge Biopace chainrings for it. And, as they say, the price was right!

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Old 10-19-12, 11:09 AM
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Does it have the indexed front shifter?
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NICE!!!! I need NEW CO-Workers!!! :-)
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I had a Selctra pass through my hands. I was a little surprised how nice it rode.
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Originally Posted by that_guy_zach View Post
Does it have the indexed front shifter?
Yep. Seems to work pretty good on the stand, too.

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I had a Selctra pass through my hands. I was a little surprised how nice it rode.
Looks like a decent ride. Most likely I'll swap out the right shifter and go 7-speed in the back.

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What kind of bike stand is that?
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Effing sweeeeeeeet. "From the stand" ?! Have you ridden it yet?
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What kind of bike stand is that?
It says SPIN, which is the Performance Bike house brand.
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Thanks, you just beat me to it...I saw in the pic that the model is S.P.I.N.

Looks like this is the newer version:
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...66_-1___400036

And this is the amazon list for the older (unavailable) version:
http://www.amazon.com/Spin-Doctor-Es...ews/B0011VW776
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Spin Doctor Essential work stand, available from Nashbar and Performance. Sells in the $60-70 range, but sometimes sells for $50.
Rained all weekend, and needed a rear tube, which I picked up yesterday at work. I'll get a quick one in this morning.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...78_-1___202588

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._400005_400152

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Originally Posted by that_guy_zach View Post
Does it have the indexed front shifter?
Why don't we have a smiley scratching his head?

Nice looking Shogun! I would love to get my hands on a triple triangle in my size one day.

Everytime i scroll past this thread for some reason I think it says ' break-action shotgun'.
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Nice looking Shogun! I would love to get my hands on a triple triangle in my size one day.
When this was described to me I had hoped it was a 'triple triangle', as I've been looking for one for quite some time. GT, Shogun, Nashbar, whatever. I suspect all the lugged ones came from the same factory, anyway.

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Wow. Now that's what I call a good day at work! Cool bike!
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