• Trailerparkcyclist

    This the right place, Zombi. There are guys on this site that are encyclopedic with their Old Ten Speed Knowledge.

    I ain’t one of them; I just hang around with them and try to look smart. But if you need any help with beer or beat-up old mobile homes, I’m your guy. That Shogun looks like it is in VERY nice condition. Congratulatrions!

    • BeaterRezQ

      Zombi,
      I echo what TPC said, and take it one step further or backwards…”I don’t even look smart!” I know less than what Sheldon Brown forgot in an afternoon on a bad day. (RIP)
      St.B

  • BeaterRezQ

    Zombi,
    Shogun’s were very nicely made at one time, especially the ones made in Japan. The picture is a bit blurry but it appears to be in remarkable condition. The bike is a fairly simple machine, get yourself an older bicycle maintenance manual (used bookstores always carry a few)…that way it is relevant to your “older” Shogun, and have at it. Online you can find many instructive video tutorials with step by step steps. (that just sounds weird?) Oh, occasionally you might need special tools that can be found at any local bike shop. Proceed slowly and have fun.
    BRQ

  • Ryan Surface

    Nice find Zombi classic Japanese Steel. Welcome.

  • Ryan Surface

    BRQ mentions the patron saint of old bikes the late great Sheldon Brown his site is a great place to start your old bike education- http://sheldonbrown.com/home.html I would echo the advice to get a vintage bike repair manual, I picked up a few and they are never more than the price of a latte, look for one with good pictures and diagrams.

  • Zombi

    Thanks all. I’m having a blast. I’ll look for an old repair manual. I didn’t even think of that.

  • Eeners

    Not sure if anyone is still following this thread, but I want to look into fixing up my old Shogun 10-speed from approximately 1983, not sure that year was made in Japan, but my ride was the envy of all my fellow middle-schoolers because it was so light ;). She is in desperate need of repair, although I was able to tool around with it while riding w/ my five year old. The handle bars need replacing, there is some corrosion and it definitely needs a tune up. I know myself well enough to know that I cannot do this. Do you think the bike would get justice if I take it to my local mom/pop bicycle sale and repair shop? The shop has been around for 50+ years. Any advice would be most appreciated.