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  1. I have slicks for my 29er and it is quite a nice...

    I have slicks for my 29er and it is quite a nice ride on pavement. A hybrid seems like a waste unless you don't intend to run on dirt any more. The hybrid has a very slight advantage on the road,...
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    Nice Bike! One to ride with pride! I sold my 95...

    Nice Bike! One to ride with pride! I sold my 95 Gary Fisher Marlin (My first real mtb) a few years ago, and regret it. It was nowhere near as high end as your Lightspeed, but you come to realize...
  3. If you use a shimano RD with 8speed ergos, it...

    If you use a shimano RD with 8speed ergos, it will shift a 6speed freewheel. I'm running that on my Ironman. For 7speed i would suggest new shimano tourney 7speed brifters. They don't look as good as...
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    You will get better feed back by posting this on...

    You will get better feed back by posting this on the classic and vintage forum. That said both bikes are not highly sought after. For $200 you can do better if you take your time and shop. For...
  5. It was 21.7(strava) and it was a ground hog. Bent...

    It was 21.7(strava) and it was a ground hog. Bent handle bars, light road rash arm, shoulder, and knees thumb cut up a bit. All in all I'm very fortunate. How I didn't break something I don't know,...
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    [QUOTE=Cyclosaurus;16641949]My wife does, but...

    [QUOTE=Cyclosaurus;16641949]My wife does, but she's a 12 mph average while I am more like 16-17. So our rides together are pretty relaxed for me and I have to ride on my own to really push my own...
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    I don't know how it happened honey......

    But a Caad 10 ultegra showed up in the garage last night. Right between the centurion Ironman and that sexy trek 660. It's been a long winter and things happen ya know.

    Any one else have this...
  8. Yes you can use a 6500 group. In a frame look for...

    Yes you can use a 6500 group. In a frame look for Japanese or USA made frames of good steel, Adapters are made to convert to a modern stem. Steel frames can be cold set for 130mm rear hubs, but may...
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    I have used tumblers on rifle cases many times,...

    I have used tumblers on rifle cases many times, but never thought about using one for bike parts. I dont think the brand will matter much, as they are a simple machine. And they are all likely made...
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    Cool Vid! It makes me want to twist a tubular...

    Cool Vid! It makes me want to twist a tubular tire around my sholders get on my brooks saddle, stuff a champane bottle in my jersey and ride till I fall off my bike. Good stuff!
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    I too have a Adams Tandem trail-a-bike, as well...

    I too have a Adams Tandem trail-a-bike, as well as a single folder. I pull our 4.5 year old twins on the tandem. I'm 230# though, and have no problems. I don't think my wife @ 120ish could handle it...
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    Jose, Don't take all this the wrong way. If...

    Jose,
    Don't take all this the wrong way. If upgrading the wheelset makes you happy by all means do it. Some of the Guys who have commented here have some sweet modernized Ironmen. The point is Its...
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    In reality other than looks can you truly upgrade...

    In reality other than looks can you truly upgrade the performance of the wheelset in question? Personally I don't think so.
    You may get a cooler looking wheelset, but I don't think you can get...
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    I got mine a few months ago from Niagara bicycle...

    I got mine a few months ago from Niagara bicycle through Amazon.com.
    And you got to love Nashbars marketing ploys:crash:
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    I forgot to mention they come with a cable set...

    I forgot to mention they come with a cable set too. Letenn I think you may like them for your application.
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    Old thread resurection! I don't know if any one...

    Old thread resurection! I don't know if any one is interested, but I have a few rides in with these shifters. They are running with 1988 vintage Shimano 600 tricolor. Shifting is smooth and precise,...
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    Robbie The Ironman is all shimano 600 sis 6 speed...

    Robbie The Ironman is all shimano 600 sis 6 speed but with 8 speed campy brifters. The Trek 660 i recently picked up for $225 is 7 speed 600 tricolor but I changed the shifters to new shimano tourney...
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    17-18 if hammering with friends, 15.5-17 solo,...

    17-18 if hammering with friends, 15.5-17 solo, 10-12 riding with the family. Slower in the spring, faster in the fall.
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    Well my wonderful wife, blessed me with a change...

    Well my wonderful wife, blessed me with a change of plans this evening! So the ride will happen in the early morning. The Trek got the votes, so it goes. But man I love my Ironman.
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    This isn't helping. But which would you buy?...

    This isn't helping. But which would you buy? maybe that will help.
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    88 trek 660 or the 85 Ironman?

    I cant decide which of my bikes to ride this evening. Whats your choice?
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    Raleigh Rampar BMX. About 1982. It's still around...

    Raleigh Rampar BMX. About 1982. It's still around in rough shape but still rideable. My 7th birthday present.
  23. A hard to find Black Ironman for $20, ride it...

    A hard to find Black Ironman for $20, ride it like you stole it! (You did!)
    Have fun they are great bikes.
  24. Thread: My plane bike

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    Nice chop job on the old mtb! This thread makes...

    Nice chop job on the old mtb! This thread makes me want to start flying again!
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    I built a old Trek 610 for my wife. It has a flat...

    I built a old Trek 610 for my wife. It has a flat bar and 700c wheels its a 49cm and fits her well shes about 5'3"
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