Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Commuting
Reload this Page >

disassembling a Shogun for a commuter train ride

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

disassembling a Shogun for a commuter train ride

Old 07-20-01, 07:23 PM
Chicago Cyclist
Thread Starter
ViciousCycle's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Chicago
Posts: 369

Bikes: My frame is covered in reflective tape. After adding ridiculously large handlebars, a comfy seat, and enough carrying capacity to haul a Thanksgiving grocery run home, the manufacturer wouldn't recognize it.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
disassembling a Shogun for a commuter train ride

I recently bought an old Shogun mountain bike at a fund-raiser. If I remove both quick-release wheels, lower the seat, and loosen/lower the handle bars, I could probably fit it into a large extra-thick canvas bag and carry it onto a local commuter train. If I could make this work, I'd have a much more reliable bike than a folding bike. It would be heavier than a folding bike, but that doesn't bother me. It would take longer to assemble than a folding bike, but I could probably get it down to a science. (Pop the wheels on, put the chain back on, attach the brakes, adjust the seat, tighten the handle bars, do a safety check, and then go.)

Has anyone else done this sort of thing before for their commuting? (I'm wondering if there are any special maintenance issues involved when one is assembling/disassembling a bike on a regular basis.)
ViciousCycle is offline  
Old 07-20-01, 07:30 PM
Sumanitu taka owaci
LittleBigMan's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 8,945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've never tried it, which means you get to do it first. All I can say is, there are no rules (at least, mostly not) about what you can and can't do in your creative cycling ventures. I've never heard of this, but don't let anyone tell you you can't. If they do, it just means you can prove them wrong! That's my philosophy.
LittleBigMan is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.