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Old 10-02-11, 04:12 PM
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New Fenderbeast!

For a bad weather Fenderbeast I have been riding my modded old Miyata Street Runner for quite some time. I like the bike but it is a pinch to short for me to really get comfortable on so I have been eyeballing around for a replacement.
Was at the recycle center a few weeks back and BINGO! There it was, a 90's Shogun Trailbreaker in very good condition (other than grubby).

Totally disassembled, repacked, rebuilt, trued, cables, rack added and she is ready to go!
Took a little test ride today and am thinking this will do quite nicely. Handling is better, fit much better, better brakes and finally indexed shifting (Shimano Altus).
Looking forward to my next commute on Tuesday and actually hope it will be raining.


Some pics below. Our chickens Penny and Pecky seem to approve.
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Old 10-02-11, 05:51 PM
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Nice grab! Very similar to the Univega Rover my wife found a/t thriftstore for 9.00. Free is free, though!
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Old 10-02-11, 07:18 PM
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Free is rarely the wrong price.

Looks great. Love the gray. You'll have to file a ride report when you get it out.
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Old 10-04-11, 11:31 PM
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Tonight's commute went great. The weather was crappy but that is what this bike was built for.
I'll need to make a few fitting adjustments and these handlebars ....well, suck for a long road commute. They will need an upgrade.
Other then the handlebars the bike was awesome and everything worked flawlessly.
This baby is a keeper!
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Old 10-05-11, 01:18 AM
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Huh? you have chickens with names?

The chickens I come into contact with are usually called something like chicken sandwich or chicken soup. LOL!

Good job on recycling a bike.
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Old 10-05-11, 05:47 AM
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Nice find.
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Penny, Pecky and Blackie. (my 8 year old daughters chickens so what can I say)
We did have another one who was unfortunately named "Nugget" who was killed by a feral cat.

Most impressed with the Shimano Altus system. Shifting is very lite, smooth and easy, even with a fairly large torque load.

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Huh? you have chickens with names?

The chickens I come into contact with are usually called something like chicken sandwich or chicken soup. LOL!

Good job on recycling a bike.
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Finally mounted a set of bar end extensions. What a difference!
This bike is now a very comfy and bullet proof commuter beast and I've managed to get several hundred miles on it.
This baby is a keeper!
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