Hello! I am new to road biking. I was hoping the extensive knowledge of Bike Forums could shed some light and guide me.
I believe it is a 1987 or 1989 Centurion IronMan Dave Scott expert. I bought it for $150. So far, I've spent 44 dollars on two Bontrager tires (the old tires were dried up and unusable, hauled the bike away on a bike rack) and 4 dollars on a roll of rim tape.
Here are some specs of some parts that are installed:
Mavic MA40 rims
Diabolo front hub
unknown rear hub
Shimano 105 SLR brake levers, brake calipers, unknown brake pads
Shimano 105 index shifters on the down tube
Shimano 105 Front derailleur
Shimano 105 Rear derailleur
Shimano 105 pedals
Shimano 600 rear cassette (MF-6208, 6 speed)
Schwinn Hollow-Point saddle
uknown saddle post
A few questions:
Did I get a good deal? What kind of cleats do I need to ride with the current pedals installed? What is upgradable? Do they still make brake hoods for my current brake levers? What needs to be checked (so I don't possibly die due to mechanical failure)?
I was planning on going to my LBS (Elixxir, mainly sells Giant bikes), and have them check my cables and whatnot.