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I have an RB-1. Do I need an Ironman also?

Old 09-23-15, 06:47 PM
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I have an RB-1. Do I need an Ironman also?

Is there any reason to have one of each? Or would they be redundant?
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Originally Posted by nesteel View Post
Is there any reason to have one of each? Or would they be redundant?
In reality, most additionl bike purchase are redundant. Buy it anyway.....
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Yes, you definitely need both. I have an '87 Ironman 'Miami Vice' and a '92 RB-1. Love them both. To be honest if I had to choose only one it would probably be the Ironman. It is probably the least valuable of my bikes but one of my favorites.
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Old 09-23-15, 07:32 PM
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You're asking the choir if we should sing another song... Check my sig. I have exactly the same bikes as @Chuckk, but have yet to build the Ironman. The Bridgestone (which I love), you saw at Cino. Wouldn't having both qualify as doubleplusgood?
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Originally Posted by mountaindave View Post
You're asking the choir if we should sing another song... Check my sig. I have exactly the same bikes as @Chuckk, but have yet to build the Ironman. The Bridgestone (which I love), you saw at Cino. Wouldn't having both qualify as doubleplusgood?
Shortest post I've ever seen you make; must be the newspeak.

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In reality, most additionl bike purchase are redundant. Buy it anyway.....
This gets my vote as the best advice on BF,
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Old 09-23-15, 08:23 PM
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I have an Ironman, and its amazing. Kawamura did a hell of a job making this bike.
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Originally Posted by fender1 View Post
In reality, most additionl bike purchase are redundant. Buy it anyway.....
Hear, hear!
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This gets my vote as the best advice on BF,
Another vote!!!! Yes!!!!
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Old 09-24-15, 05:56 AM
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I'll vote in a few hours after I get back from my first ride in my newly acquired Ironman Master.
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Old 09-24-15, 06:30 AM
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I love math and n+1 is a favorite theorum!
They're all keepers.







RB-1 new photo today
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For me the answer would be no. But I think the "correct" answer is you either have an Ironman or you don't. An RB-1 has nothing to do with it.
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yep need the cool paint job....then look for a Miyata.... team or the rare 1400 (think the only did these one year 89....I bought mine new)
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Oh hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!
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Great riding bike, smooth and fast. Mines a tad big for me so I'm not sure of its future.




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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
Great riding bike, smooth and fast. Mines a tad big for me so I'm not sure of its future.



58cm? I would happily provide a good home for the frameset. Just sayin.
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Old 09-24-15, 05:12 PM
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Rhetorical question. They have pills for that now.
Everyone remembers their first Ironman, let's put it that way.


"I have an RB-1."
And?

"Do I need an Ironman, also?"
It depends on whether you want to spend the rest of your life wondering.

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my RB1 , Red, has another Red companion but its a Pinarello CX.
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Let's put it in context.

Two men are at a bar.
"I have an RB-1."
"Is that the 4-door Prius?"

"Do I need an Ironman?"
"Do you like sex? Geez, you're paying."

Two women are at a bar.

"I have an RB-1."
"You should get that checked out."

"Do I need an Ironman?"
"Honey, don't we all?"

A man meets a woman at a bar.
"I have an RB-1."
"OK...."

"I have an Ironman."
"OK if I call my sister, too?"




No offense intended to those who own the venerable RB-1'.
Great bike, I think.

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Old 09-24-15, 05:23 PM
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Yes. You need it.
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It depends on how you want to be remembered.
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Originally Posted by nesteel View Post
Is there any reason to have one of each? Or would they be redundant?
Well, one of them is "going home alone," and the other is "a quiet blonde who rips down your shower curtain and asks if you have any Wesson oil."
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Can you tell Rob likes Ironmans?
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Let's put it in context.

Two men are at a bar.
"I have an RB-1."
"Is that the 4-door Prius?"

"Do I need an Ironman?"
"Do you like sex? Geez, you're paying."

Two women are at a bar.

"I have an RB-1."
"You should get that checked out."

"Do I need an Ironman?"
"Honey, don't we all?"

A man meets a woman at a bar.
"I have an RB-1."
"OK...."

"I have an Ironman."
"OK if I call my sister, too?"




No offense intended to those who own the venerable RB-1'.
Great bike, I think.
I really need to sit down with you with a jug....
As much as I like my GPX '89 Ironman, there's an '87 105 frameset in the rafters of the barn waiting for the short, cold days of winter.

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Old 09-24-15, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
I was under the impression that Ironman were Panasonic (or at least mostly) while Kawamura was dealing mostly with Nishiki.
My serial numbers seem to fit the common XYxxxxx Panasonic format, but it looks like Kawamura used the same format!
Mine is 100% kawamura. There is a Nishiki and a Norco that are identical.
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