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Old 10-29-14, 02:42 PM
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Shogun 500

In another thread about this bike, and the need to replace the tires, it was suggested I post some more pics. So, here they are.

I know it is merely a Tange 5 frame, and only considered a mid-level offering, but it is very clean and rides like a dream.



(Edit below: Better chain aesthetics)











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Old 10-29-14, 02:43 PM
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Old 10-29-14, 03:07 PM
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Very clean and handsome. I like mid-level bikes. Good work.
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That saddle is not mid-level. That is a very neat old touring bike and it is in great shape.
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Nice looking bike, but I should point out it's best for aesthetics to have the RD halfway on the cogs.
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What derailleurs are those? They remind me of my Deerhead Deore XT (minus the deerhead).
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I agree nothing wrong with midlevel. that is a great looking bike too.
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Tange 5 seems like an ok choice for a bike that is intended to be loaded down. Ride with pride, it's a nice vintage tourer that lots of people here would love to own.
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Wow super condition and clean enough to eat Ramen noodles off of it!

Enjoy it. BTW, great photos too Tony.
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That is a great looking bike and in amazing condition! The brake housings are a little tall for my taste, but a beauty just the same.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
That saddle is not mid-level. That is a very neat old touring bike and it is in great shape.
The saddle is an upgrade...picked up right here in the for sale section.
Priced very fairly by a great C&V member. (Belg-Ital Steel, aka Doug!)

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Originally Posted by IcySmooth52 View Post
Nice looking bike, but I should point out it's best for aesthetics to have the RD halfway on the cogs.
Yeah, I wondered about that. I remember reading the guidelines about picture taking, and recall the recommendation of using the big ring in front, but drew a blank on what cog to use in the rear. I agree it makes the RD look a little discombobulated.
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That is a great looking bike and in amazing condition! The brake housings are a little tall for my taste, but a beauty just the same.
Thanks for the compliment.
I agree about the housing, that'll give me a good small project for the next time I visit VA. (As opposed to painting interior rooms in the daughter's new house, seemingly all I've been doing for the last 10 days!)
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I wonder when they switched to cantis and moved the second bottle braze-on from the bottom of the down tube to the seat tube. I suspect the 500 out in the barn is a couple of years older than yours:





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I believe mine to be an '85.

T-Mar, thanks for the great info via PM. Now that you mention it, it does seem conflicting that the decal says Tange 5 yet the top tube says double butted. Any info you can dig up is, as usual, greatly appreciated!

The serial # on the bike is Y5F1400, as indicated in this pic:


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Nice to see that T-Mar is still with us, if only in spirit.
FWIW, mine is Tange Champion #2 , and more of a sports/tourer rather than a full dress touring bike. It seems to be the same frame as my daughter's Cromo 400 with cast dropouts as opposed to the stamped ones on the 400.

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