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Old 06-08-17, 09:22 PM
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'88 Ironman Expert

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/6148263408.html

What do you guys think? Those pedals make me think it's all original, and I hope that's dirt not rust on the seat tube...

Does that look like a 56cm frame?

I'm stopping by tomorrow, but my transition to bikes that fit seems to be going pretty well. Only way it could be better was if it was the purple and yellow one! Or maybe the Master...
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Old 06-08-17, 09:42 PM
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IMO $200-$250 is the going rate for an Ironman that has good "bones" and only needs fresh consumables (i.e. Tires, bar wrap, chain, cables, brake pads, etc). The Ironman pictured looks pretty rough from a paint standpoint, particularly the big rust hickey on the seat tube. It's an okay deal if you're looking for a rider but not a steal if you're hoping to sell for a profit.

And yes, frame appears to be 55/56.

And furthermore, make sure the lock can be removed!

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Old 06-09-17, 05:44 AM
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This would be a rider, not a flipper. But I'm getting more particular about paint. And while Ironman have a great reputation and folllowing, they aren't what I'd call "rare". Thanks for the feedback.
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That looks smaller than a 56cm to me. Appears more like 54cm to my eyes.
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Originally Posted by Kevindale View Post
That looks smaller than a 56cm to me. Appears more like 54cm to my eyes.
+1. Looks to be one of the non-square models. Likely a 54 seattube and 56 toptube. Make sure that will jive with your fitting preferences before you buy. I have a bike with that geo and can't stand it.
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I passed. That was a big ok' rust hickey on the seat tube. A little rust around the top tube cable brackets, flat tires so I couldn't ride it and check either fit or the function of the components.

Mostly though, I wasn't excited by it. When I looked at the Treck 610 I FELT it want to come home. This bike made me feel tired when I looked at. He offered to take 150.00 and I could have countered with 100.00 which he may have taken, maybe 125.00 but honestly I just wasn't feeling it. Maybe I'm getting pickier as I look at more bikes.
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It's a complete bike. Looks like a reasonable deal to me at $200.
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Apparently, the seller's choice of CST tires were giving you the BLUES.
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