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Old 09-29-18, 11:05 PM
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Texaspandj ... "Cleanness is next to xxxxx"

So ... Tex ...
I use the pictured tire shine on my car tires and it works really well ... But ... after all the trouble I went thru to get the STB' s paint back to acceptable condition, I would not use the tire shine on the paint. I use Armor All on the tires, seat, hoods, bar tape ... The Armor All looks good on the tires and comes off the traction surface in the 1st. 100 yards of riding.
The chain, chrome, and other mechanicals get a light wipe of WD-40.
I use Meguiars paint products on the paint and Lemon Pledge if I'm in a hurry.

A clean Bike is a fast(er) Bike ...

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I'm thinking about changing my almost completely stock MV with '87 expert 105 components to the '88 master tri color 600 group. The main reason for the change is weight savings. Reportedly the tri color is lighter. I know we've all seen the Tange 1 stickers on expert and masters alike but, my expert is heavier than my master and pre master. However, someone mentioned it could be due to components. So anyone know? I may just have to weigh them both for future reference.
Heres a pic. I actually needed to update anyway as I have 7 speed gripshift, turbo saddle, '88 master seatpost.
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Tex,
strip em both and weigh em sans headset and bottom brackets.
Ann ti si pay shun........
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Old 10-01-18, 08:40 AM
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We'll never convince him.

He has a much younger wife.
Those guys only believe what they believe.

Because they CAN.
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Old 10-01-18, 05:09 PM
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Really miss this one. Wish I never sold it.


Centurion Ironman Dave Scott Master by Omar Sandoval-Correa


Centurion Ironman Cockpit 2 by Omar Sandoval-Correa


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Old 10-01-18, 06:11 PM
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deephate in Iowa has a 62cm for sale.
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My favorite color.

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Old 10-02-18, 05:23 AM
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I can see why you would miss it. That is a nice looking Ironman. My favorite color scheme for that year. I think that should've been called the Miami Vice.
The top tube pic showing the pink cable housing is outstanding.
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Clear coated warts and all but, still looking good.
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We'll never convince him.

He has a much younger wife.
Those guys only believe what they believe.

Because they CAN.
I was (this time) talking about the difference in weight from the original 105 components and the original tri color group. However since I'm gonna strip the Miami Vice original 105 components and weigh them I might as well weigh the bare frame. My problem is I don't have a same size (54cm) master to contrast it to. But, I do have the '86 premaster which I believe to be the same as a master. Compounding the issue is my said '86 is in top working order in no need for a overhaul. It's just dead on accurate in fit and mechanically great and the Ironman I plan on using for the rest of the year and into next season. Although I did notice the original 32 year old white cable housing is developing a crack, Damn cheap cable housing. Walmart doesn't sell white cables so I'm gonna order some and then possibly tear down/rebuild that '86. BTW I replaced the cables last year I just used the original housing.

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Old 10-02-18, 12:06 PM
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Hey tex , consider this https://www.ebay.com/itm/Braided-OEM...ss!90720!US!-1
For my Comp T/A build , I'm thinking either the silver or the titanium . The paint (titanium) on my new to me (thanks RT) Comp is doable in fact I like it , I'm calling it my patina build .
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@markwesti Yeah, I thought about that when I was viewing Jagwire cables But, I'm going with white on the '86. But once I get an '85 with the exact same paint scheme as your Comp TA I'm gonna get that titanium cable housing.
You have frame pics yet? We'd love to see em.
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My favorite color.

My favorite color, too!
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You have frame pics yet? We'd love to see em.
I have one , before I cleaned it up an did some touch up paint . I scored a crank set and the bike came with a headset , I had a wheel set . So I need all the rest , with this build I'm going to try to stay close to stock as possible .
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Looking forward to your build Mark and those forks are pretty dang cool on that Comp.
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Was at a light and had a chance to talk and snap a pic of a grad school student commuter. He said he bought it in Houston and replaced the original down tube shifters with sone brifters. I ssjed if i could take a pic and he said sure and hopped off the bike snd said i could post it. I said so you commute eith it he said yeah i dont have a commutter i said THATS A GREAT COMMUTER.
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@markwesti not sure how much is original but seems to be a good price.
​​​​​​​ https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d...710142582.html
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Thanks for the heads up there tex , that one looks to be a stock survivor and would be a great donor bike . Would save me money in the long run .
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Was at a light and had a chance to talk and snap a pic of a grad school student commuter. He said he bought it in Houston and replaced the original down tube shifters with sone brifters. I ssjed if i could take a pic and he said sure and hopped off the bike snd said i could post it. I said so you commute eith it he said yeah i dont have a commutter i said THATS A GREAT COMMUTER.
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I have one , before I cleaned it up an did some touch up paint . I scored a crank set and the bike came with a headset , I had a wheel set . So I need all the rest , with this build I'm going to try to stay close to stock as possible .
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I have the brake levers, white hoods. I may have black hoods that fit, not sure. I will check the parts box.
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Thanks RT , I'll PM you .
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Well I finally got around to weighing the stock Shimano 105 components issued on the '87 Ironman expert. Actually it's just the parts I'm swapping which include the Crankset, front derailleur, rear derailleur, brake calipers and the weight was 3.4 lbs. I'll be contrasting that shortly to the '88 masters stock same components. I didn't weigh headset, bottom bracket, or levers as I'm not swapping them but it should still give me and idea on weight differences if any.
As a side note I did weigh my 54cm MV expert frame however I left the seat bolt, fixed cup, and top and bottom headset bearing cup on. So not really a "true" bare frame weight but , I'll weigh my '86 the same weigh. OR remove all parts and weigh again. BTW it came out to 6.32 lbs

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OK I'm not sure of my bath room scale as far as calibrated but my 58 Comp TA frame / fork / headset , weighs 6.3 lbs .

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just weighed my wheelset for said Comp TA . the wheelset is made up of Wolber Super Champion Alpine 32 spoke rims and Shimano 600 6207 hubs , 13-18 free wheel and no skewers . 6.5 lbs .

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just weighed my wheelset for said Comp TA . the wheelset is made up of Wolber Super Champion Alpine 32 spoke rims and Shimano 600 6207 hubs , 13-18 free wheel and no skewers . 6.5 lbs .
I think I have the same wheelset in my storage shed.
13-18? Is that your Dura ace 6 speed freewheel?
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Just weighed the '88 Master tri color 600 (6400) brake calipers, crankset, front derailleur, and rear derailleur components and they were 2.99 lbs. So just shy of 3 lbs, meanwhile the same components from the'87 Expert 105 (1050) weighed in at 3.4 lbs exactly a 1/2 lb difference. Remember that doesn't include oem brake levers, shifters, headset or bottom bracket.
Also weighed '87 Expert Miami Vice 54cm frame with original headset it was 6.43 lbs. Also weighed it with headset and bottom bracket it was 7.03

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