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backofthepack 11-27-13 07:01 AM

From Road to Wall, What's Best?
 
Doing some year end reflecting and realize that I haven't ridden my vintage Shogun once this year. As I am another year older I realize that I just don't need so many bikes hanging up in the garage, silently mocking me for not riding them. Since the value of the Samurai is pretty much nil, I don't want to go through the hassle of selling it on Ebay (Craigslist here in the middle of nowhere is not a viable option) and so I want to hang it from the rafters as a display piece of 1980's cycling history.

When turning a rider into a museum piece, is it best to degrease bearings, chain, etc. and hang it up? I use synthetic grease, if I leave it as is will synthetics turn to solid like conventional grease? What about the stem & seat post to prevent them from seizing up, anti-seize of some kind? Thank you for any helpful guidance anyone can send my way.

Bianchigirll 11-27-13 08:38 AM

What model Samurai? I know several members here are looking for decent triple triangle frames. If it is clean, and your ready to let go ;) you might be surprised by ebaying it.

If nothing is dripping from the bearings I would degrease the chain (or put a cheap new silver one on it) and let everything alone. No reason why it can't be in 'rideable storage"

Bianchigirll 11-27-13 04:14 PM

OH this double posted, that is why my reply got lost in the shuffle.

backofthepack 11-28-13 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by Bianchigirll (Post 16282522)
What model Samurai? I know several members here are looking for decent triple triangle frames. If it is clean, and your ready to let go ;) you might be surprised by ebaying it.

If nothing is dripping from the bearings I would degrease the chain (or put a cheap new silver one on it) and let everything alone. No reason why it can't be in 'rideable storage"

It's a 1987, Tange Infinity, all Shimano 105 6-speed, Biopace. When I got it used it was in immaculate condition, save for two scratches from the person not knowing how to pack a bike for shipping. I pulled off pretty much everything and ran it with a modern group so put back together, it will be all original except for tires & saddle (I have a old Vetta SL from that time so at least it will be period correct). When I looked on Ebay, it seemed like this might fetch $200 if I was lucky and then I'd have to pack it and risk the shipping process, that's why I just assume hang it as a conversation piece. Plus, maybe if I ever have grandkids, they can maybe make some money off of it in the year 2045!

backofthepack 11-28-13 09:53 AM


Originally Posted by Bianchigirll (Post 16284178)
OH this double posted, that is why my reply got lost in the shuffle.

Sorry about that, my computer locked up when I posted and I guess I hit the post button too many times.


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