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I've aquired two very cool bikes this past month and took a few pictures today.

This Shogun is an '88 Prairie Breaker Team Issue, which featured a Japanese hand-built Tange Prestige frame (and the equilateral seatstays--before GT used them) and full compliment of XT parts. This one is an 18"--just slightly too big for me--but the condition and price was so good I couldn't pass it up ($57 on eBay!). Back in '87 I worked all summer to save for the original '87 Shogun Team Issue, so this has some emotional value attached as well (until I find an '87 in my size).



The other is an '86 Ritchey Timber Comp that I just picked up this afternoon (another great deal at $200). It's an 18" but fits me a bit better due to Ritcheys super-short headtubes. Needs to have the rollercams adjusted correctly, but I'll probably go through and strip it down for an overhaul anyway. Looks like I'll need to break out those old Shimano "scalloped" headset wrenches!



Oh, was someone looking for a Waterloo-built Paramount mtb frame?

 

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Wow!

Aaron, those are some killer finds!
$200 bones for the Timber is a steal and the Shogun looks brand new...
Very nice indeed.

So now what? Ride em? Store em? Resell em?

My vote would be to ride the hell out of them!

Enjoy and thanks for the pictures. I enjoy a 'great find' story!
 

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I've aquired two very cool bikes this past month and took a few pictures today.

This Shogun is an '88 Prairie Breaker Team Issue, which featured a Japanese hand-built Tange Prestige frame (and the equilateral seatstays--before GT used them) and full compliment of XT parts. This one is an 18"--just slightly too big for me--but the condition and price was so good I couldn't pass it up ($57 on eBay!). Back in '87 I worked all summer to save for the original '87 Shogun Team Issue, so this has some emotional value attached as well (until I find an '87 in my size).



The other is an '86 Ritchey Timber Comp that I just picked up this afternoon (another great deal at $200). It's an 18" but fits me a bit better due to Ritcheys super-short headtubes. Needs to have the rollercams adjusted correctly, but I'll probably go through and strip it down for an overhaul anyway. Looks like I'll need to break out those old Shimano "scalloped" headset wrenches!



Oh, was someone looking for a Waterloo-built Paramount mtb frame?

Was wondering when I'd see a Shogun on this site. I bought a Prairire Breaker Pro Team in 87, with the money I saved from quitting tobacco. For the time it had it all, including a U-brake and Biopace chain rings. Later, I customized it with a rigid (well maybe semi-rigid) IRD titanium fork. Still have the bike, but the paint isn't in as nice a condition as your '88, and it's a large. But boy, it brought back some memories to see one here.
 

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Was wondering when I'd see a Shogun on this site. I bought a Prairire Breaker Pro Team in 87, with the money I saved from quitting tobacco. For the time it had it all, including a U-brake and Biopace chain rings. Later, I customized it with a rigid (well maybe semi-rigid) IRD titanium fork. Still have the bike, but the paint isn't in as nice a condition as your '88, and it's a large. But boy, it brought back some memories to see one here.
Any pictures? What size is it? I do like the lugged construction of the '87 model. I purchased mine in San Francisco as a tiny bike shop. They were the only ones carrying Shogun at the time and had to special order it. When mine broke (the seatstay to seat tube piece broke loose) I waited like 6 months for the '88 replacement, which was then stolen from my garage a few days after I got it together. Then came the '88 Klein Pinnacle...
 

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Cool bikes. I had a Timber Comp just like that (same size and color) but sold it as it was too small. $200 is a good deal. I think mine got close to $900 on ebay! It was near mint.

That shogun is cool too. I remember really liking the 87 too with the orange red and black fade paint job. I remember it being a great deal too for full XT and Prestige. I ended up getting the MB-1. A little less spunky in the paint department but a great ride. $57, thats dirt cheap. Plus you got some cool Farmer John and Cousin tires! Cool bikes.
 

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That shogun is cool too. I remember really liking the 87 too with the orange red and black fade paint job. I remember it being a great deal too for full XT and Prestige. I ended up getting the MB-1. A little less spunky in the paint department but a great ride. $57, thats dirt cheap. Plus you got some cool Farmer John and Cousin tires! Cool bikes.[/QUOTE]

I figured just the XT group alone would be worth at least that much. I've seen just the XT pedals alone (which I've yet to install) go for more. It was kept in a controlled environment, too, as those Farmer Johns/Cousings have no cracking and are still nice and supple.
 

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thats a killer deal. i actually just bought a 1986 ritchey timber comp as well for the same price of $200. its going to kill a lot of people to know where. it was on e-bay for a full 7 days. they guy mis-spelled ritchey as richey and took horrible pictures with mud all over the bike. once i got it home it cleaned up beautifully. -Sky
 
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