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Old 11-09-18, 09:28 AM
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I am at around the 250 mark, (for now, working on reducing that). but i have never had a issue with Tange 1 from my 87 Expert to the 87/88 Masters. i never had a issue with the frame. I do get some flex from Prestige (1993 Specialized S-Works Steel MTB)

I did have a pulled nipple on the rear wheel of the Original Wolber on the 87 Master. but that has been it.
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Originally Posted by fleslider
I am at around the 250 mark, (for now, working on reducing that). but i have never had a issue with Tange 1 from my 87 Expert to the 87/88 Masters. i never had a issue with the frame. I do get some flex from Prestige (1993 Specialized S-Works Steel MTB)

I did have a pulled nipple on the rear wheel of the Original Wolber on the 87 Master. but that has been it.
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Thanks everyone I feel better about him riding one of them now. My 89 has Araya ctl-370 wheels and they seem pretty lightweight for his weight. I'll probably let him try my 88 Master which I am going to start out with some Giant PR2 wheels. If they have problems its not the end of the world. I about have the Master frame touched up as good as its going to get and should get to start putting it together in the next couple of weeks.
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i'd think the weight thing is something lawyers cooked up just to cover bases they went with a very conservative estimate. for the frame I'd think its less about weight and more about power. - a pro rider is going to be putting so much more "weight" (torque) into the frame than I ever will, even if I weighed 300lbs. the wheels on the other hand...
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I don't go below 32 spoke wheels. 24 or 28 might work for me. They might not either. No need to find out.
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It's all just ascetics for me , all my bikes except the Comp TA have 36 . Hey I like spokes .
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After a couple of months lay off im back on the program. Today i rode with my riding buddy whom i havent ridden with since he got married in Sept. He only had time to ride 17 miles so ill ride another 17 when my wife gets back from spin class as im supposed to ride 30 today. Ill continue adding in 5 mile increments every saturday til i reach 50 miles then hold til spring. Anyways thats the plan. Heres a pic after the ride.
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Hey tex glad you are back in it . What do you think of the ride one day and the next day recover and then repeat , program ?
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Currently Only riding ONE day a week. So sad. However come January I'll probably start riding indoors a 2 or 3 days a week, UGH!
Everything will change next year in the fall when my daughter starts school. Then it's riding 5 Days A Week!... I hope.
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Alright here's a few questions for the knowledgeable.
1. Have you ever clear coated over manufacturer paint using can paint, what brand did you use and how did it come out?
2. Can you give me the Dura Ace group run down e.g. 7400 is 6 speed, 7401 is 7 speed 7402 is 8 speed? Is that correct?
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Re Dura Ace, you are correct thus far.
7400 was mostly freewheel, but I have been told that some of them were freehub, at any rate all would be UG. Brake levers were non-aero.
7401 hubs were primarily freehub and all were UG. However, note that there were 7401 freewheels, perhaps for use with 7400 hubs before the freehub versions came out or for owners upgrading to 7 speed. Brake levers were aero and required a special cable ferrule to work.
7402 was, I believe, UG in the beginning but maybe the 7403 hubs were introduced late in the 7402 run. 7402 brake levers have different springs and hoods, no special ferrules required.
7403 is 8 speed STI with dual pivot brakes and UG/HG compatible freehub.
7410 is basically 7403 with a nicer looking crankset using a 102/103 BB instead of a 112/113.

My personal favorite setups from that era are either full 7400 6 speed or 7402 levers, DT shifters and deraileurs and 7403 hubs with 7403 brakes and a 7410 crankset.
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Sheesh, this weight limit talk is lost on me. I can barely keep my 125 set point without dropping. Not enough food in my house...
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Originally Posted by markwesti
Hey tex glad you are back in it . What do you think of the ride one day and the next day recover and then repeat , program ?
I think if you workout more than three days a week you're doing it for more than just attaining or maintaining fitness. So working out/riding one day and recovery the next is a very good plan.
Currently my workout schedule is lift weights then run 25 minutes on treadmill on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I teach and try to participate (depending on my knee) in boxing and or kickboxing and or grappling along with stretching. Fridays are my off days. Saturdays I Ride adding 5 miles every Saturday til I get to 50 then hold. My next ride will be 35 miles. Sundays i run adding 5 minutes each run til I get to 60 minutes then hold. My next run (tomorrow) will be 35 minutes.
The only thing that will change in December is an increase of running to 30 minutes on treadmill M&W after weight training .
In January I intend to keep everything the same but adding swimming M,W, and F. With a "possibility" of adding wind trainer (one hour) Tuesdays and Thursdays.
My way of training and thoughts on training is very out dated by today's standards or current trends e.g. watts, or whatever. But I'm very systematic and unfortunately feel uncomfortable doing something outside of what is logical (in my head). It's a curse really. The downside is I probably could be a better athlete using heartrate, power watt readings but I don't have the financial resources for that, knowledge, and most importantly inclination.
Sorry I went off topic, posting new pic tomorrow.

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Originally Posted by texaspandj
After a couple of months lay off im back on the program. Today i rode with my riding buddy whom i havent ridden with since he got married in Sept. He only had time to ride 17 miles so ill ride another 17 when my wife gets back from spin class as im supposed to ride 30 today. Ill continue adding in 5 mile increments every saturday til i reach 50 miles then hold til spring. Anyways thats the plan. Heres a pic after the ride.
I got the yearly marathon done yesterday. I can get back to more than limited cycling now for a while.
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Originally Posted by texaspandj
I think if you workout more than three days a week you're doing it for more than just attaining or maintaining fitness. So working out/riding one day and recovery the next is a very good plan.
Currently my workout schedule is lift weights then run 25 minutes on treadmill on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I teach and try to participate (depending on my knee) in boxing and or kickboxing and or grappling along with stretching. Fridays are my off days. Saturdays I Ride adding 5 miles every Saturday til I get to 50 then hold. My next ride will be 35 miles. Sundays i run adding 5 minutes each run til I get to 60 minutes then hold. My next run (tomorrow) will be 35 minutes.
The only thing that will change in December is an increase of running to 30 minutes on treadmill M&W after weight training .
In January I intend to keep everything the same but adding swimming M,W, and F. With a "possibility" of adding wind trainer (one hour) Tuesdays and Thursdays.
My way of training and thoughts on training is very out dated by today's standards or current trends e.g. watts, or whatever. But I'm very systematic and unfortunately feel uncomfortable doing something outside of what is logical (in my head). It's a curse really. The downside is I probably could be a better athlete using heartrate, power watt readings but I don't have the financial resources for that, knowledge, and most importantly inclination.
Sorry I went off topic, posting new pic tomorrow.
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Back in the day my friend "psycho Billy" was trying to coach me to get my miles up . He was big on 1 day on and 1 day off to recover also on eating the night before the morning before and after the ride . I have to admit he got me going to the point I never thought possible . So I got to 30 mi. pretty easy and I could do that without being all wiped out after the fact (I know 30 mi . is not much but lets remember I'm a old guy) . So Bill starts talking about if I can do 30 mi . then I ready for 60 mi . so we did it plus there were some long steep hills . I could not believe I made it . The next day we rested and then went on a "short" 30 mi . ride , during that ride about 3/4 the way through I got a sharp pain in my butt almost to the point that I had to stop . I made it but I could not ride for about a month after that . I started riding again , no more than 30 mi . The old bod def told me you are to old for this 60 mi . shi* .

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Yesterday after I rode 17 miles on my Classic with my riding buddy I wasn't done I needed to ride 30 so after my wife came home from spin class I rode the same route again. However this time I rode my Carbon Ironman. I told myself I wasn't gonna ride it til 2019 but I needed to do a shake down ride anyways since I put my preferred aero bars on it. To be clear both the Classic and Carbon are the same size and set up almost identically. I actually notice the elbow rest was a little higher on the Carbon. Anyways it rode superbly. No gyro of the forks that I was concerned about no unusual flex. It was comfy and a bit lighter. I could tell it was lighter. Needless to say but I'll say it anyways, I'm looking forward to the 2019 season using this bike. I've gotta say one of the great joys for me is passing new Carbon bikes on the bike portion of triathlons. I know it sounds petty but I love it and the more expensive the bike the better. I just realized I'll be on carbon too and wonder if I'll feel as good passing another carbon bike? Well at least mine will be 31 years old!
Thanks to jetboys discovery on the carbon tubes compression bolt I gotta say I'm a lot more confident it won't assplode.
I'm seriously thinking of putting my road bars back on as then I won't be as tempted to ride it. I told my wife (again) that I'm trying not to ride it in order to have something to motivate me and she repeated herself too, saying just ride the one you want y
ou got five. SHE THINKS I HAVE FIVE! Excellent I can get away with one more.
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[QUOTE=texaspandj;. I told my wife (again) that I'm trying not to ride it in order to have something to motivate me and she repeated herself too, saying just ride the one you want y
ou got five. SHE THINKS I HAVE FIVE! Excellent I can get away with one more.
​​​​​​​Here's a pic.[/QUOTE]

If she aint counting proper, you could get away with 6.. or 7.
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Here is my Classic with placeholder wheels and cockpit.I can usually reuse spokes but the Araya rims were held on with 36 STEEL NIPPLES? which welded themselves to the spokes.
Do you Classic owners use the short section of brake cable housing that comes with the ferrule and is threaded into the lever body? It seems like a neat idea but the piece of housing is a bit short. Pictures of the installation would be helpful.
And if anybody ended up with unwanted late 80's Scott clipon aerobars that they would like to trade for a pair of Airstrykes, let me know.
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Very nice Classic.
I use the short section but I have one piece aero bar therefore I don't wrap it.Your Ironman is in really nice shape, what was original?
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Very nice Classic.
I use the short section but I have one piece aero bar therefore I don't wrap it.Your Ironman is in really nice shape, what was original?
Everything was original except for saddle, stem, and pedals. Hoping to trade the Ritchey mtb stem it came with for a proper Nitto, I have pedals in the event that this becomes my Eroica CA bike, and I can snag the Turbo off my son’s IM.
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I have a set of Scott drop-in bars if tha helps.
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I have a set of Scott drop-in bars if tha helps.
Thanks Doc, but I'm looking for these:
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