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Old 01-12-18, 12:28 PM
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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 View Post
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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You're Right! Great price, nice MV.
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Does t have the original seat post.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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can't help you with the comput stuff , but I got a pair of these and i really like them they are spring loaded .
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sunlite-Aer...0AAOxyTMdTOwI1
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Those hoods look pretty far gone, and do not believe that there are replacements out there that will fit. Shimano R400 and R600 levers can be found on eBay and they are fairly contemporary, black, and will work with your calipers. Same with several models of Tektro lever.
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I hope when I take the paint off the cup, it will still have the Shimano wrap around decal.
I wouldn't be to bummed out if it was not there 3speedslow . i have the same 600 cup on my 86' IM , my wrap around got a big tail on it , it made noise in the wind , it mocked me . I pulled it off and properly disposed of it , but now i wish i would have glued it back on .
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I agree with the good Dr, some newer levers would be the thing, I have a bike with the Tektro levers I do like running them as they are wider than the GPX levers so if your riding on the hoods they are a bit more comfy! And they are easier to use on the hoods to brake.
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Originally Posted by tufelhundin View Post
1989, I guess... Centurion Iron Man Expert (black) equipped with original Shimano SunTour GPX components.

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Finding replacement hoods is very difficult, and I know of none that fit worth a darn.

Cleaning-wise, the "magic eraser" cleaner, with simple dish detergent, works fairly well. As others have said, they can clean up with harsher chemicals, but will remain sticky. I've treated clean but sticky hoods with Armor-all, with limited success, but it's just chemical on top of chemical.

Easier to find replacement levers/hoods, sometimes available on eBay, but stay clear of the "NOS" high-priced vendors. Some of the "NOS" levers have the grey hoods, which seem to be easier to clean.

Again, per others, much easier to go with something like Soma or Tektro or TRP or even some nice Shimano BL400's if you can find them. Budget-wise, even easier to find a set of 105 levers/hoods, DiaCompe's, or Modolos.

If the hoods are not torn, I'm always game for a set of levers/hoods. "Saving" them is a nice little project that gets my mind off of other things.
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I wouldn't be to bummed out if it was not there 3speedslow . i have the same 600 cup on my 86' IM , my wrap around got a big tail on it , it made noise in the wind , it mocked me . I pulled it off and properly disposed of it , but now i wish i would have glued it back on .
Thanks Mark! I really don't think it is there. It will match the hubs then. Both have the black band missing. I might get some black tape and just wrap it all back down the road. Too much picky detail right now. Really just want to do a temp build and ride it alittle before striping. Have to decide between paint, powder oat and colour.

I have the same problem with the 600 EX group on my 87 Super Sport.
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