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Old 12-26-18, 07:28 PM
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Texas Ironman ...

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Happy/Healthy Holidays to all the Texas Ironmen ...

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Happy/Healthy Holidays to all the Texas Ironmen ...

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Another Texas Irongent! Alright!
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I've been busy today and away from a computer. If anyone has not been following, TXsailor is building an IM for his granddaughter. Some of the members here are helping him with parts and info. I will be sending my stuff out tomorrow or Friday at the latest. I will PM Txsailor with address, etc details. I am checking one last time before it goes to make sure everything matches up right. TX, you need to tell us how many cogs in back you have decided upon. I am sending:

1) A Sugino VT 165 crank with standard chainrings/spacers/bolts for 5-8 cogs. I think the spacers are 5mm. I don't have any bikes with more than 8 cogs. I don't know if those rings/spacers will work with 9 chains/spacing, but someone does. If it is 8,that is great. If it is 9, I need to know if I need to drop the rings/spacers/bolts and just send the spider/crankarms.
2) A wheelset with 1050 105 hubs/Araya CTL 370 rims. The rear is a FH-1050 freehub. TXsailor will change out the hub body so he can use Hyperglide cassettes. Hence the question about the crank.

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Old 12-26-18, 08:53 PM
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Ca-wink-e-dink !
This bike lives 5 minutes from me . If I brought it home Ms.westi would just not understand , you know because it's not my size . I have been wanting to add a Turbo to the N group and I have been thinking about trying out a 54cm . I would have to raise the mast a little more than normal and a longer stem but I kind of like that look . Anyhow here it is , there is noway I can buy it right now but if someone needs some facilitation , I would really like to go see this bike . Maybe I'll ride the Comp over to see it .

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Markwesti that Turbo is cool and looks like a 52cm.

Seypat youre all class.

Jim Dandy youre right, there are a few Texans here. At least enough for a Irongent group ride.
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That Turbo is the real deal. Superbe Pro and those are beautiful hubs. I believe the OEM brake levers were also bronze-colored, but I'm not sure. I think so.
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Look at the fork crown and the drive side chainstay. Shiney! I like shiny.
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
I've been busy today and away from a computer. If anyone has not been following, TXsailor is building an IM for his granddaughter. Some of the members here are helping him with parts and info. I will be sending my stuff out tomorrow or Friday at the latest. I will PM Txsailor with address, etc details. I am checking one last time before it goes to make sure everything matches up right. TX, you need to tell us how many cogs in back you have decided upon. I am sending:

1) A Sugino VT 165 crank with standard chainrings/spacers/bolts for 5-8 cogs. I think the spacers are 5mm. I don't have any bikes with more than 8 cogs. I don't know if those rings/spacers will work with 9 chains/spacing, but someone does. If it is 8,that is great. If it is 9, I need to know if I need to drop the rings/spacers/bolts and just send the spider/crankarms.
2) A wheelset with 1050 105 hubs/Araya CTL 370 rims. The rear is a FH-1050 freehub. TXsailor will change out the hub body so he can use Hyperglide cassettes. Hence the question about the crank.

If there are no conflicts, then I will send it out tomorrow.
Yes the 5-8 will be what we are going with. Thanks to everyone behind the scene that has been helping with this. She is excited
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Old 12-27-18, 08:27 AM
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Yes the 5-8 will be what we are going with. Thanks to everyone behind the scene that has been helping with this. She is excited
She is our first warrior goddess project.
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FWIW, my younger daughter rocks this '88 Expert pretty well:



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FWIW, my younger daughter rocks this '88 Expert pretty well:



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OUTSTANDING. The nation grows!


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You know, I never noticed the Scott logo on the clip-ons before. I don't use them much, but @ScottRyder has a picture of them in use carrying pizza.

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You know, I never noticed the Scott logo on the clip-ons before. I don't use them much, but @ScottRyder has a picture of them in use carrying pizza.

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So I purchased this aero bar attachment with gripshift from a fellow BF member and I wasn't sure how many speeds it was . It turns out it's a 8 speed. So perfect for my '88 Carbon. I just need the gripshift as I'm gonna put them on my aero bars. The problem however, is I only have one wheelset acceptable for my 8 speed cassette and it's being used on my '89 Ironman. So I decided to see how those wheels would look on the carbon and they look great. So then I put the '88 wheels on the '89 they Did Not look good. So I'll have to get me another wheel to make it work because I gotta tell ya my '89 summertime blues looks just about perfect. It shifts and rides as well as any bike should.
To be honest all my Ironman are just as perfect as can be (for me). Since my '86 is already a 6 speed and my '87 is a 7 speed my intentions are to turn my '88 in to a 8 speed and my '89 speed into a 9 speed. And when I come across some, change the drive train components to Dura Ace... eventually. Since these are the only bikes I have or will have I'm in no hurry. Besides as rccardr has informed me it ain't easy to get a complete set of Dura Ace in good condition. But that's all I desire for changes to my Ironman bikes. They are just so good looking with Aero seatpost, the original scott dh aero bars, gripshift, and inner tube bar wrap. Sometimes I just stare at my bikes and think Dang that's a good looking bike.
Anyways here's a picture of the 8 speed gripshift that will be going on my '88 Carbon Ironman as soon as I decide on wheels.

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So I got this aero bar attachment with gripshift from a fellow BF member and I wasn't sure how many speeds it was . It turns out it's a 8 speed. So perfect for my '88 Carbon. I just need the gripshift as I'm gonna put them on my aero bars. The problem however, is I only have one wheelset acceptable for my 8 speed cassette and it's being used on my '89 Ironman. So I decided to see how those wheels would look on the carbon and they look great. So then I put the '88 wheels on the '89 they Did Not look good. So I'll have to get me another wheel to make it work because I gotta tell ya my '89 summertime blues looks just about perfect. It shifts and rides as well as any bike should.
To be honest all my Ironman are just as perfect as can be (for me). Since my '86 is already a 6 speed and my '87 is a 7 speed my intentions are to turn my '88 in to a 8 speed and my '89 speed into a 9 speed. And when I come across some, change the drive train components to Dura Ace... eventually. Since these are the only bikes I have or will have I'm in no hurry. Besides as rccardr has informed me it ain't easy to get a complete set of Dura Ace in good condition. But that's all I desire for changes to my Ironman bikes. They are just so good looking with Aero seatpost, the original scott dh aero bars, gripshift, and inner tube bar wrap. Sometimes I just stare at my bikes and think Dang that's a good looking bike.
Anyways here's a picture of the 8 speed gripshift that will be going on my '88 Carbon Ironman as soon as I decide on wheels.
Which company made the grip shifters? Does the green piece come off so you can service them?
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86'-6spd , 87'-7spd , 88'-8spd , 89'-9spd . I like that .
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I have faced the facts , function over form . My new to me Selle Gel Flo on the Comp and my favorite Selle Supercorsa back on the IM . Yesterday I rode the Comp with the Super , it was not good , the nether region was tender , it has to be the position but no mater . Today I rode the Selle GF on the Comp and it is working well . Tomorrow I'm going to ride the IM with the Selle SC , get that dialed in and then "don't mess with it" .


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Which company made the grip shifters? Does the green piece come off so you can service them?
Sram made these BITD. Yeah the middle bar comes off, I'm just using the gripshift not the aero bars.
I actually had the first generation for 6 speed Dura Ace. This is about the third or fourth generation because the second generation had sandpaper to help grip and twist to change gears, the next had foam rubber, and this one has rubber for better gripping. Here's a pic of it disassembled.
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You may find it difficult to get crisp shifting using those grip shifters with a Dura Ace 8 speed RD, as the cable pull is different. But they should shift a 7700/7800 RD all day long, and that RD will happily cooperate with an 8 speed cassette.

FD should not be an issue.

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86'-6spd , 87'-7spd , 88'-8spd , 89'-9spd . I like that .
Well,when you have four of a kind you do what you can to make it interesting. But honestly I'm content with my hand. But with an '85 I could make it a straight.
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You may find it difficult to get crisp shifting using those grip shifters with a Dura Ace 8 speed RD, as the cable pull is different. But they should shift a 7700/7800 RD all day long, and that RD will happily cooperate with an 8 speed cassette.

FD should not be an issue.

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Thanks for the tip doc.
If all goes well i will be using it with tricolor componets. Then using same freewheel, ill eventually install Dura Ace rear and front deraileur and possibly crankset. Per your advice not chasing only full groups anymore. Instead just those three compnents, piece by piece.
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So I purchased this aero bar attachment with gripshift from a fellow BF member and I wasn't sure how many speeds it was . It turns out it's a 8 speed. So perfect for my '88 Carbon. I just need the gripshift as I'm gonna put them on my aero bars. The problem however, is I only have one wheelset acceptable for my 8 speed cassette and it's being used on my '89 Ironman. So I decided to see how those wheels would look on the carbon and they look great. So then I put the '88 wheels on the '89 they Did Not look good. So I'll have to get me another wheel to make it work because I gotta tell ya my '89 summertime blues looks just about perfect. It shifts and rides as well as any bike should.
To be honest all my Ironman are just as perfect as can be (for me). Since my '86 is already a 6 speed and my '87 is a 7 speed my intentions are to turn my '88 in to a 8 speed and my '89 speed into a 9 speed. And when I come across some, change the drive train components to Dura Ace... eventually. Since these are the only bikes I have or will have I'm in no hurry. Besides as rccardr has informed me it ain't easy to get a complete set of Dura Ace in good condition. But that's all I desire for changes to my Ironman bikes. They are just so good looking with Aero seatpost, the original scott dh aero bars, gripshift, and inner tube bar wrap. Sometimes I just stare at my bikes and think Dang that's a good looking bike.
Anyways here's a picture of the 8 speed gripshift that will be going on my '88 Carbon Ironman as soon as I decide on wheels.
Looks schmooks
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Well,when you have four of a kind you do what you can to make it interesting. But honestly I'm content with my hand. But with an '85 I could make it a straight.
So since my Asian market Carbon-R is a '91, then 11 on that is fine, right?
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