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Classic MTB found....and it was free!

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My neighbor was going to throw this away...
It is a 1988 Shogun Prairie Breaker Team Issue. I hadn't heard of the make but it seemed to be built well. It has Tange Prestige frame with Shimano Diore XT components all around. It needed some paint touch up/ rust removal and clean up. Now it rides great. The frame is darn lite even compared with todays bikes. I retailed for $900 back in 1988 and was the top of the line MTB back then, at least for Shogun. As you can see by the picture, it is pretty much no frills and shows how far we have come with design. A casual glance at it would suggest a low end MTB, but after riding it most would see different. I am really happy with my FREE find.
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Re: Classic MTB found....and it was free!

It's probably light because it has no front shock.

I'd say donate it to a bike meausum unless you like riding totally rigid bikes.
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Re: Classic MTB found....and it was free!

Anything free is good. Don't know about taking it off road (at least not on really technical stuff) but you could use it to commute or cruise around. I wouldn't go spending a great deal of money trying to upgrade it though. Be better to buy a new bike; that way, you can at least guarantee compatible parts are available.
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