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Old 05-10-19, 12:33 PM
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I saw that red Equipe on eBay and made BF my next stop!

Per the 1985 catalog, it only came in silver. The 85 also had two water bottle cage mounts, whereas this red frame only has it only on the downtube. I've seen a smattering of pictures of red, dark blue and light blue purported Equipes here and there over the years. I wonder if this was some off-catalog thing, like the Turbo funny bike frames, or if they came out of Asia or Europe.
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Red one is interesting. Seller being a bit inaccurate about how 'original' to the first owner the components are (DA RD is at least late 90's), and one has to assume that the rear hub is either 7403 or 7700 if it matches the front hub, because there's a HG lockring on the cassette. Appears to be a fairly workmanlike set of components with Exage shifters (no problem there, I use them on my Bottecchia with the same RD) and what appear to be long reach 6207 brake calipers. Can't tell what the brake levers are, might be 1051 like the FD. Good tires on it, too. All in all, interesting.

The blue one...meh. Poor pics, low number of ratings, a dent, etc. I'd pass on that one.
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Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist View Post
I saw that red Equipe on eBay and made BF my next stop!

Per the 1985 catalog, it only came in silver. The 85 also had two water bottle cage mounts, whereas this red frame only has it only on the downtube. I've seen a smattering of pictures of red, dark blue and light blue purported Equipes here and there over the years. I wonder if this was some off-catalog thing, like the Turbo funny bike frames, or if they came out of Asia or Europe.
I believe they were made in Italy, though, as was the Equipe. I think neither of them are Equipe models. The Equipe is basically the silver model offered in the catalog, with an Italian mix of components, but Campy only on the shifters, FD, RD.

These both appear to be the "Project" bikes, which are reported to have been marketed via Bikeology. They have the Cinelli logos on the seat stays, and fork crowns, and were very likely made by Chirico in Bussero, Italy (outskirts of Milan) prior to the Equipe production run.
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Old 05-12-19, 08:48 PM
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I had one of those, didn't llike the bio pace chain rings.
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I just weighed my 1988 Ironman Expert bare frame and fork.
3.1 kg.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I just weighed my 1988 Ironman Expert bare frame and fork.
3.1 kg.
What size? What else was included? headset/bottom bracket/seat post binder/rear adjuster screws?
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What size? What else was included? headset/bottom bracket/seat post binder/rear adjuster screws?
60cm. Headset and adjuster screws included.
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Here's the advertisement showing that the Carbon Ironman was outfitted with 600 ultegra tricolor (including BB, however the headset was Centurion labeled not 600). The Carbon-R was outfitted with dura ace @RobbieTunes @fleslider

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Here's the advertisement showing that the Carbon Ironman was outfitted with 600 ultegra tricolor (including BB, however the headset was Centurion labeled not 600). The Carbon-R was outfitted with dura ace @RobbieTunes @fleslider
good info Tex, thanks , looks like i need to update the website with this info. I need to goto Texas with a flat bed scanner and scan all of these Ad's you have!
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
Here's the advertisement showing that the Carbon Ironman was outfitted with 600 ultegra tricolor (including BB, however the headset was Centurion labeled not 600). The Carbon-R was outfitted with dura ace @RobbieTunes @fleslider
Very cool. I stand corrected, and will give myself 40 lashes....thanks for the update.
Of course, now I can geek on having a "DA bike."
(Carbon-R) that came with DA and still has DA, albeit 9000 vs. OEM 7400.

So, now, per another ad, I'm a "serious" road cyclist.
That's pretty funny....or sad...pick one.
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Originally Posted by fleslider View Post
good info Tex, thanks , looks like i need to update the website with this info. I need to goto Texas with a flat bed scanner and scan all of these Ad's you have!
you have it the other way around

the dave scott carbon ironman had full dura-ace

the carbon -r was a NON dave scott iron man version bike and had shimano 600 tricolor
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you have it the other way around

the dave scott carbon ironman had full dura-ace

the carbon -r was a NON dave scott iron man version bike and had shimano 600 tricolor
That's what I thought, too. BUT
He showed the catalog, though, and it clearly states 600/Ultegra on "the Carbon," and shows a picture of it, underway.
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That magazine is great info!
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
That's pretty funny....or sad...pick one.
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Ironman

I wish I was in shape for an ironman event!
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I wish I was in shape for an ironman event!
How much can you drink?
That kind of is our Ironman event.
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89 Expert . Wow what a difference

My 89 Expert with Suntour GPX components has been very loud shifting since I've gotten, which I read was common.I took the advice of membar Canklecat
and replaced the freewheel with a sunrace R30 and the chain with a KMZ-72 chain and man what a difference. I shift now and about all I hear is the click of the shifters.
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My 89 Expert with Suntour GPX components has been very loud shifting since I've gotten, which I read was common.I took the advice of membar Canklecat
and replaced the freewheel with a sunrace R30 and the chain with a KMZ-72 chain and man what a difference. I shift now and about all I hear is the click of the shifters.
Awesome @canklecat
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My 89 Expert with Suntour GPX components has been very loud shifting since I've gotten, which I read was common.I took the advice of membar Canklecat
and replaced the freewheel with a sunrace R30 and the chain with a KMZ-72 chain and man what a difference. I shift now and about all I hear is the click of the shifters.
Glad to hear it worked as well for your Ironman GPX group as it did for mine.

A couple of weeks ago I switched back to a Suntour freewheel, 13-26, for a little extra help on climbs. It works okay but doesn't shift as smoothly as the SunRace freewheel. I might eventually switch to a 13-28 SunRace MFM30. I have one on the Trek and it works well too.
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My 89 Expert with Suntour GPX components has been very loud shifting since I've gotten, which I read was common.I took the advice of membar Canklecat
and replaced the freewheel with a sunrace R30 and the chain with a KMZ-72 chain and man what a difference. I shift now and about all I hear is the click of the shifters.
and the sound of the people you pass.
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and the sound of the people you pass.
And the gnashing of their teeth and rending of their Rapha.
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87 ironman/carbon r seatpost

Anyone got any advice on the correct seat post for an 87 ironman/ carbon r. I have seen from the info and pics avaliable numerous different seatposts fitted 3ttt, nitto and shimano; but which was orginal?
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Anyone got any advice on the correct seat post for an 87 ironman/ carbon r. I have seen from the info and pics avaliable numerous different seatposts fitted 3ttt, nitto and shimano; but which was orginal?
The Centurion Carbon Ironman and Carbon-R both used a 25.0 seatpost. However, I'm not sure which brand was oem.
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
The Centurion Carbon Ironman and Carbon-R both used a 25.0 seatpost. However, I'm not sure which brand was oem.
Was going to look at keeping the shimano 600 theme going but the 25mm posts are quite expensive, most I have seen are going for over £100.
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