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Old 01-12-18, 09:55 AM
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I had written how my first indoor rides of the year (last week) on my Miami Vice were uncomfortable. I switched to my 86 classic and wore bike shorts and am now riding 45 min on the trainer, so much better. I'll ride one more week of 45 min trainer then move it one hour.
Two days ago I was actually able to ride my first outside ride of the year. I chose my 89 summertime blues with aero bars and 7 speed gripshift. It felt different than my 86 classic and initially i thought I would have to make some adjustments, however 10 minutes into the hour ride I was totally comfortable. It shifts smooth and precise despite having an 8 speed ultegra cassette. It simply doesn't go into the lowest gear (biggest cog). That could really be a problem except I'm changing to a 7 speed cassette with a spacer soon. My 89 is what I'll be hopefully competing in triathlons this year.
you know how sometimes when you ride and your mind drifts and you think about questions and answers and such? Well here's mine from my first ride of the year outside.
Which side do you mount your bike from? Do you always mount from that side?
I always ,always mount from the left/non drive side. I also always unclip from my left side at stops and dismounts with the exception of my ride a couple of days ago to help my left knee heal.
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Old 01-12-18, 09:59 AM
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^ I always mount from the left too. Of course I also grew up on a horse farm so it's just second nature, LOL!
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So, this is where I am on the '86 Ironman, modified in 'Gentleman's Express' format:

A standard of vision applied to create excellence, to which we should all ascribe.
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
Just delivered
I have a complete set of decals, with black lettering. It looks like the prev owner bought them and then put them in the wrong places....

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Originally Posted by jamesdak
^ I always mount from the left too. Of course I also grew up on a horse farm so it's just second nature, LOL!
Mount left.
Clip right first.
Dress right.
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Old 01-12-18, 11:44 AM
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Not mine . Nice price on a MV . https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/...453989886.html
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Mount right with a leg swing over the handle bar
Clip in always left first.
Clip out right first And always out for stops
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
I have a complete set of decals, with black lettering. It looks like the prev owner bought them and then put them in the wrong places....

You know to PM me if you need anything.
Since the size is a good one for me this will be an Ernest project. Everything matches up with the &6 specs with bronze ARaya rims and DC levers the alternate choices here

Thanks Robbie! You will get a PM on those decals. Have to get the planning set for stripping... And what colour to choose.

So many goofs and fudges by the PO
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Originally Posted by markwesti
You're Right! Great price, nice MV.
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Does t have the original seat post.
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
Does t have the original seat post.
That is an understatement.
Or bars and front derailleur clamp is ???
Brakes look like dual pivots but what brand?
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Put a few things back on the frame for a fit check.
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Originally Posted by Classtime
That is an understatement.
Or bars and front derailleur clamp is ???
Brakes look like dual pivots but what brand?
Hard to tell but it looks like Shimano RX100, the shifters, Levers and crank it looks to be RX100 also.

Wheels are different, seems the only thing original may be the Frame.. But still would be a nice rider
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Threw the new Fabric saddle on this for safe keeping as I wait for the Thomson seatpost to come it. If this saddle works for me I think it will be the perfect look for this one. I like how the black/white color ties together with the bike. At least to my eyes.

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Originally Posted by jamesdak
Threw the new Fabric saddle on this for safe keeping as I wait for the Thomson seatpost to come it. If this saddle works for me I think it will be the perfect look for this one. I like how the black/white color ties together with the bike. At least to my eyes.

Extraordinary!
Why do you have the rear brake cable running on the drive side?
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Originally Posted by texaspandj
Extraordinary!
Why do you have the rear brake cable running on the drive side?
Duh, I didn't even notice that. Someone at the LBS ran it wrong.
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
Put a few things back on the frame for a fit check.
I like the band of paint on the lower head set cup .
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Originally Posted by markwesti
I like the band of paint on the lower head set cup .
I hope when I take the paint off the cup, it will still have the Shimano wrap around decal.
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Anyone have a IronMan or know someone offering their for sale? I fit in a modern bike size 51-52. Thanks!
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Anyone have a IronMan or know someone offering their for sale? I fit in a modern bike size 51-52. Thanks!
Funny you should ask. I'm actually putting thus on the vintage sales today with some outdoor detailed pics. Pm me for price and details.
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1989 Centurion Iron Man Expert (original owner)

1989, I guess... Centurion Iron Man Expert (black) equipped with original Shimano SunTour GPX components.

Have been out of the saddle for quite awhile now. Getting back into it. Like my steel bike, while so many others ride carbon fiber.

Need to do some upgrades. I still have the original brake lever hoods and they are quite sticky. What equivalent models should I be looking for on Amazon to replace them. I'm looking for something in black that will be kind to a healthy 44 year old's hands. Something a little ergonomic.

Also, I will do some of my own research, but does anyone know of some good bicycle computer components that I can buy that will blue with my smartphone, an Android, instead of getting a closed system bicycle computer with its own screen and such.

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Nice 89 Ironman. ^^^ Looks In really good condition.
Those components are suntour gpx.
Try some simple green on your brake hoods. I'm not familiar with Suntour components but they're no longer in business. So could be tough to source brake hoods.

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The hoods on those levers are rare to find. Not quite sure of a contemporary replacement.

Nice bike! The "black dog" I believe.
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Originally Posted by texaspandj
Funny you should ask. I'm actually putting thus on the vintage sales today with some outdoor detailed pics. Pm me for price and details.
Might want to check shipping to Gaum , tex .
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What do want from your cycling "computer"? Put STRAVA on your android and you have speed distance, tracking. (I use an iPhone but android should be similar). I put baby powder on my Shimano 1050 hoods after a good cleaning and they are ok. I powdered them after each ride for maybe three rides and now they are fine. Dirty barely white....but not sticky.
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